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Aged-Care Programmes
Tembusu Senior Activity Centre

Background

In 2004, the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) appointed Sathya Sai Social Service (4S) to set up and manage a neighbourhood link centre at Eunos Crescent. The centre, located on the rooftop of a multi-storey car park at Blk 31A Eunos Crescent, was named Tembusu Neighbourhood Link (TNL) and commenced operations on 26 Jun 06.

In 2009, the Neighbourhood Link programme was re-positioned to give focus to elderly persons living in HDB rental blocks. Consequently, TNL was renamed Tembusu Seniors Activity Centre in March 2010 and later Tembusu Senior Activity Centre (TSAC). The primary purpose of the centre is to serve elderly residents living in Blocks 1, 2 and 12 at Eunos Crescent.

On 1 Sep 17, the centre swapped premises with Tembusu Eldercare Centre and was relocated from Block 31A Eunos Crescent to Block 3 Eunos Crescent. The relocation facilitates optimal use of space and accessibility for the services delivered at the respective centres.

Programmes and Services

The senior activity centre aimed to be a neighbourhood focal point in the Eunos community. Programmes and activities are designed to engage seniors and to improve their general welling. This is done through encouraging community involvement, promoting an active volunteer movement, providing health education and case work services as well as establishing a local support network..

Community Involvement

  • Outreach to seniors at least once annually

  • Festive Celebrations and Outings

  • Related by Love (Activity Group)

  • Work Therapy Programme

Volunteerism

  • Recruitment & Training

  • Volunteer Opportunities

Health & Case Work Services

  • Health Education through activities and talks

  • Monitoring of frail and homebound seniors and rendering support

  • Loan of Assistive Devices

  • Food Aid Programme

  • Referral for social service assistance

Local Support Network

  • Befriending Programme

  • Special Interest Class & Mutual Help Groups

Welfare Homes Singapore

Tembusu Food Aid Programme

The Tembusu Food Aid Programme is a volunteer driven programme that provides individuals/families in need with monthly food parcels. Volunteers are gathered at TSAC to pack and distribute the food parcels in the first Sunday of the month. Personal vehicles are used for delivery.

Two types of food parcels are distributed to the beneficiaries of the programme. The normal parcel contains staple necessities that cater to a family’s general needs and the special parcel contains additional food items catering to those with special needs.

Normal Parcel

  • Beverages

  • Biscuits

  • Condensed milk

  • Cooking oil

  • Noodle

  • White rice

  • White sugar

Special Parcel

  • Brown rice

  • Brown sugar

  • Evaporated milk

  • Milk powder

  • Oats

  • Ponni rice

Daycare Centre for Elderly

Tembusu Work Therapy Programme

The objective of Tembusu Work Therapy Programme is to engage seniors in diversionary work-related activities. The products produced are sold and revenue goes towards purchasing materials and incidental expenses for the programme.

The programme not only provides seniors with a platform to share and learn skills in their free time but also allows them to interact and bond with each other so as to build a social support network over time. The weekly sessions attracted an average of eight senior participants.

Products made by the seniors are sold at selected flea markets and online catalogue. The revenue goes towards purchasing materials and incidental expenses for the programme.

Social Service Organisation
Eldercare Place Singapore

Alert Alarm System

HDB has installed an Alert Alarm System (AAS) in the 107 units of Studio Apartments (SAs) for the elderly spread across the three blocks of mixed development comprising SA, three-room and four-room HDB flats in Eunos Crescent. TSAC had been monitoring the AAS and maintaining a register of the elderly living in these Studio Apartments.

The availability of the system and the monitoring by staff during office hours give the elderly a greater sense of security that help would be at hand when they need it. After the relocation of TSAC from Block 31A to Block 3, staff from Tembusu Eldercare Centre, which took over the premises, assisted to monitor the system as the AAS could not be relocated to the new premises

Eldercare Centre