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How Can Seniors Be Technically Equipped In Singapore’s Modern Society?

by | Nov 1, 2023 | Digital & Technology, Services

Singapore became an aged society in 2017, and is set to attain “super-aged” status in 2026. By 2030, one in four citizens will be aged 65 and above, up from one in six now.


The Singapore Standard 693 Geragogy Guidelines on Training Senior Learners (SS 693) sets a benchmark for trainers and organisations serving senior learners. Geragogy refers to the management of teaching and learning for older adults. The launch of SS 693 follows the 2021 release of teaching guidelines aimed at helping older learners pick up skills and knowledge effectively. Read on to find out the resources available for seniors to be digitally equipped in 2023.


Sheng Hong Active Hub @ Sennet

Sheng Hong Active Ageing Hub @ Sennett, aims to cater to lower-income senior citizens with programmes and activities priced at a subsidized monthly fee of $32.Senior citizens aged 50 and above can benefit from four facilities in the hub – centres for daycare, day rehabilitation, active ageing and Lifepoint, where seniors can start their end-of-life planning and enrol in National Silver Academy courses to hone their life skills.


Seniors Go Digital Programme

Seniors Go Digital Programme is Singapore’s spearhead to ensure seniors is onboard the SG Digital community. MDA’s SG Digital Office (SDO) equips seniors with basic digital skills for daily living; in topics such as cybersecurity, smartphone features, communication, digital government services, and digital transactions to enrich their lives. This will drive the Government’s initiatives to accelerate digital adoption in our community as Singapore embarks on a phased recovery post COVID-19. Benefitting for seniors, particularly the silver and pioneer generation, they may need more assistance so they don’t get left behind in a digitally advancing society.


Silver Infocomm Junctions (SIJs)

Silver Infocomm Junctions (SIJs) are learning hubs that are located island-wide. It is targeted at seniors who are new to technology, and are keen to learn basic digital skills. Participants will learn how to use their smartphones and computers to send an email; make a video call; read the news or search for information online. Below are the available centres that has courses for seniors islandwide.


SIJ Address Contact
Centre of Activity and Recreation for the Elders (CARE) Blk 531 Upper Cross Street, #04-40A, Singapore 050531 6533 1010
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Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) @ Bukit Panjang Blk 270 Bangkit Road, #01-22, Singapore 670270 6465 4411
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Family Central 298 Tiong Bahru Road #10-02 Tiong Bahru Central Plaza Singapore 168730 6593 6456
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Foundation of Rotary Clubs Singapore 111 North Road, Peninsula Plaza #06-33, Singapore 179098 6256 1983
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Kampong Kembangan Community Club 5 Lengkong Tiga, Singapore 417408 6449 6022
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Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation 106 Aljunied Crescent, #01-205, Singapore 380106 6749 8509
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Loving Heart Multi-Service Centre (LHMSC) Blk 210 Jurong East Street 21, #01-389, Singapore 600210 6897 4766
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Paya Lebar Kovan Community Club 207 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530207 6284 4261
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Radin Mas Community Club 51 Telok Blangah Crescent, Singapore 0989157 6273 5294
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RSVP Singapore – The Organisation of Senior Volunteers 9 Bishan Place, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, #09-03, Singapore 579837 6485 6111
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Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) 111 North Bridge Road, #07-05/06, Peninsula Plaza, Singapore 179098 6266 0648
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Singapore Polytechnic (SP) PACE Academy 500 Dover Road Singapore 139651   6772 1288
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Simple IT!  7 Temasek Boulevard, 12-07 Suntec Tower 1, Singapore 038987 9648 1040
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Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 21 Tampines Ave 1 (S) 529757 6788 1212
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Xiohoo Bugis Junction Office Tower, Ucommune 15th Floor, Singapore 188024 8809 7075
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Skillsfuture Courses For Digitally Savvy Seniors

Skillsfuture Digital inclusion has been the talk of the town in recent years. With COVID-19 accelerating digital transformation, the government has been stepping up efforts in getting seniors on board the digital bandwagon. To thrive in a smart nation, learn how you can use technology to your advantage and explore a world of convenience beyond the digital screen. 


Start by signing up for programmes and courses on digital skills tailored for seniors. After all, being equipped with these know-hows puts you in a better position of independence.


1. SIJ-RSVP – Skillsfuture For Digital Community / Basic Digital Skills

Duration: 6 hours

Training provider: RSVP Singapore

Course fee: $100

Find out more about the course here


2. NSA – Be a Social Media Savvy Senior 

Duration: 12 hours

Training provider: NUSS

Course fee: $240

Find out more about the course here


3. SkillsFuture@PA (SA) Introduction to Digital Banking Service

Duration: 3 hours

Training provider: Various Community Centres/Clubs

Course fee: $30

Find out more about the course here


4. Video Conference Mobile App for Beginners – Zoom

Duration: 3 hours

Training provider: Xiohoo

Course fee: $50

Find out more about the course here


The importance of digitally ready seniors cannot be overstated in our rapidly evolving digital age. As technology continues to permeate every aspect of our society, it is crucial that our seniors are equipped with the digital skills and tools. By doing so, we can bridge the generational digital divide among our society and empower them to lead fuller, more connected, and independent lives. 

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