Elderly Outings

YWCA’s Elderly Outings are an offshoot of its mainstay Meals-on-Wheels for Elderly/Persons with Disabilities programme.

Since 2013, YWCA has aimed to meet not only the physical but also the socioemotional needs of our elderly beneficiaries through organised outings every alternate month. These outings range from:

  • Movie Lunches featuring local Cathay film classics in collaboration with the Asian Film Archive held at the YWCA Fort Canning;
  • Visits to sites of cultural significance such as the Malay Heritage Centre and National Museum;
  • Places of interest like the Esplanade and Singapore Flyer;
  • And scenic spots such as Gardens by the Bay and Botanic Gardens.

By providing such supplementary services, YWCA seeks to create opportunities for elderly living alone in rental flats to socialise, improve their wellness by being out of the house, and to find renewed purpose and engagement by interacting and sharing their lived knowledge with volunteers and other elderly alike.

Most of the programmes are extended to wheelchair-bound elderly and persons with disabilities and all are free for participating Meals-on-Wheels beneficiaries.

Please contact us at ywcavolunteer@ywca.org.sg to find out more about our upcoming activities.