In the recent years, SACS was spurred on by our ethos and made in-roads to Senior Services to meet the prevailing need of the aging community in Singapore. We support, and actively engage the seniors to enrich their lives and help them age in place within the community.
Following the established work of PEACE-Connect Senior Activity Centre at Kampong Glam, it was appointed as a cluster operator in 2015. In the same year, SACS Cluster Support and Senior Group Home at Jurong East were opened to enable needy seniors to age-in-place within the community. SACS Senior Centres at Floral Spring, Golden Orchid and HillV2 were new initiatives rolled out in 2016 to reach out and engage the seniors actively through various programmes at the centres.
Our team of trained case managers provide social support to seniors with little or no family support and assist them to age-in-place within the community though case managements, counselling and monitoring their well-being through home visitations. The case managers also work together with volunteers to provide emotional support by befriending and developing supportive relationship with the seniors. Healthcare services, such as daily visits to seniors to remind them to take their medication and accompanying them for their medical appointments, are integrated into the social support provided by the case managers and volunteers.
The SACS Community Resource, Engagement and Support (CREST) Team reaches out to seniors at risk of/with mental health issues, such as dementia and depression, for early intervention. The team provides mental health information, basic emotional support and service linkage to the right healthcare and social assistance.
Available at SACS Cluster Support (Jurong East) and PEACE-Connect Cluster Operator.
Senior Group Home
The Senior Group Homes at Kampong Glam and Jurong East, managed by SACS, comprise 8 and 6 HDB rental units respectively. Each unit is shared by three seniors. The Homes promote ageing in place for frail seniors without family and living in HDB rental flats.
SACS Senior Group Homes provide assistance for frail seniors with little or no family support to age-in-place in HDB rental flats retrofitted with elderly-friendly features. Located at Kampong Glam and Jurong East, each home comprises of 8 and 6 HDD rental units respectively. Each unit will house 3 seniors.
Seniors are encouraged to provide mutual support to one another and to engage in social activities in the community. Support services and coordinated care, such as home care, meal delivery and medical appointments reminders, are provided by our trained case managers.
Available at SACS Senior Group Home (Jurong East) and PEACE-Connect Cluster Operator.
Senior Activity Centres
At SACS Senior Activity Centres, we create a community space for the elderly living in the different neighbourhood, where they can come together and engaged in various social-recreational activities, such as group exercise, art and craft and dancing.
Besides providing socio-recreational programmes and activities, basic support services such as befriending, manning emergency alert response calls during office hours and providing information and referral services are rendered to the seniors living in the Studio Apartments where the Centres are located. Through the Centres, seniors are actively engaged and enabled to age-in-place in the community.
Available at SACS Senior Centre (Floral Spring), SACS Senior Centre (Golden Orchid) and PEACE-Connect Cluster Operator.