Did you know that social activity (yes, even with animals!) reduces the risk of depression, cognitive decline and dementia?
Strong community bonds are a source of support and joy for seniors, so spend some time fostering those ties with your loved ones!
1. Day Trip to a Goat Farm
Make your way to Hay Diaries, Singapore’s only goat farm for a lovely day out in nature. Farm tours are family-friendly and free for small groups, so bring the grandkids too! Just make sure to get there between 9 to 10:30am to catch the milking process.
Want a closer encounter with the goats? Buy a pack of hay to feed them or head to the petting zone, or treat yourself to some fresh goat milk for a nutritious drink that’s full of vitamins and calcium. Don’t forget to bring home souvenirs like their cotton shopping bags and homemade goat soap!
Opening Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays to Sundays (9am – 4pm), closed on Tuesdays (Don’t forget to check for updates on the operating hours, just in case!)
2. Visit an Active Ageing Hub
If you’re looking to make new friends and join a variety of entertaining activities, be sure to check out the NTUC Health Active Ageing Hubs. Host to a broad range of recreational and social activities, it’s all the entertainment you need under one roof.
Get ready to explore healthy cooking classes, group exercise sessions, IT workshops, volunteering opportunities and more. Whether you want to learn how to plan for your retirement, or simply wish to interact with other seniors over coffee, you’ll be sure to find something that appeals to you here.
Locations: Bukit Batok West, Jurong Central Plaza, Kampung Admiralty
Telephone: 6970 5829 (Bukit Batok West) / 6256 3671 (Jurong Central Plaza) / 6870 8500 (Kampung Admiralty)