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Courses And Workshops To Support Seniors

by | Nov 11, 2023 | Community, Lifestyle & Wellness, Resources, Wellness

As one approaches their silver years, one would likely choose to age gracefully with dignity and stay as healthy as possible. However, we know for a fact that that might not always be the case. Thankfully, there are opportunities around which supports seniors and allows seniors to make the best out of their silver years. From courses which offer tips on how to manage one’s medical conditions to activities organised specially for seniors to interact with other seniors, there are a plethora of courses and workshops to help seniors make the best out of their silver years.

Here, we shortlist some upcoming courses and workshops that are catered towards supporting seniors in their silver years:

Date Event Name Host of Event Location Timing About this event
24-Nov The Diabetic Foot: Considerations for Successful Management National University Hospital Webinar 1300 – 1400 hrs The ‘Diabetic Foot’ can be a complex condition to manage. In this talk, we will share the multiple factors that need to be considered when assessing patients with this condition.

They will share self-assessment techniques, observations to note, considerations for further referrals and general patient advice.

29-Nov Stroke: Building New Pathways! | Mind Your Body National Library Board Bedok Public Library (Programme Room Level 3)

11 Bedok North Street 1, Heartbeat@Bedok #03-04 Singapore, 469662

1500 – 1600 hrs While the severity of stroke varies, sometimes even mild cases could cause difficulties with daily functioning in unexpected ways.

Hear from Mr. Audi Fehdurani, a Senior Physiotherapy Educator from Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) as he shares more about stroke, common treatment methods, and steps you can take to decrease your risk of stroke.

30-Nov Seniors Meet Seniors Knowledge Cafe | Time of Your National Library Board Bishan Public Library – Level 2, Programme Zone

5 Bishan Place #01-01 Singapore, 579841

1400 – 1630 hrs Seniors Meet Seniors (SMS) Knowledge Café is a place where people can meet seniors to have fun and productive conversations to learn from each other and to make better sense of living in an urban community. The objective of the SMS Knowledge Café is to encourage peer-led discussion and learning in small groups for seniors
2 Dec 2023 Senior-friendly On-site Tours National Museum 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 1030 – 1130  hrs Every first Saturday of the month

Pre-registration is required.

Each sign-up submitted is for 1 senior (including persons with dementia) and an accompanying caregiver

will explore a different theme every month and allow participants to share their experiences and stories while exploring familiar items from the museum’s collection

3-Dec Tales of Chinatown: From Lens to Street Photowalk National Library Board library@chinatown – Programme Zone

133 New Bridge Road Chinatown Point #04-12 Singapore, 059413

1600 – 1800 hrs Hear from some of the photographers who are participating in the Tales of Chinatown* photo exhibition. Feel the evocative photos from the exhibition come to life as the photographers take you on a thrilling photowalk through the very streets showcased in their art. Immerse yourself in the essence of Chinatown’s soul and experience the photo locales through your own unique perspective.
7-Dec Staying Active: Improving Flexibility with Age | Mind Your Body National Library Board Geylang East Public Library (Merpati Hall Level 4)

50 Geylang East Avenue 1 Singapore, 389777

1500 – 1630 hrs Are basic tasks like putting on clothes, taking a shower, or sitting up getting tougher as you age?

Join Robin Chee from Electrum Fitness to learn simple exercises that can help you improve your flexibility even with age. These exercises will help loosen your tight muscles and make daily activities easier.

This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore and those who are aged 50 years and above.




Quiet Mornings at the Museum National Museum 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 Sat 0900 – 1100 hrs

Thu 0900 – 1200 hrs

The museum has designated the first Saturday of every month (9am to 11am), and the first and third Thursdays of each month (9am to 12noon) as Quiet Mornings. All galleries will open earlier at 9am.

Drop-in activities and old games will be available at our drop-in stations on Quiet Mornings taking place on the first Thursday of each month

22-Dec Decasilver: Dance Your Heart Out! National Library Board Jurong Regional Library (Programme Zone Level 1)

21 Jurong East Central 1 Singapore, 609732

1400 – 1530 hrs Decasilver is a highly energetic and interactive workshop that will heighten your kinetic and cognitive well-being. This workshop features a purposefully curated blend of dance, music, tactile props, conversations, rhythm, breathing, and vocal exercises. Led by experienced dance facilitators, you are sure to leave the session feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore and those who are aged 50 years and above.



With a myriad of courses and events available, we hope you find something that may be beneficial or something that is to your interest.


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