Outings are organized at SWS from time to time to give the elderly as many varied experiences as possible. Short trips to parks and gardens in the surrounding heartlands are augmented with slightly longer day outings to the local aviary, the Singapore Zoo, or to the Botanic Gardens, etc.
     
 
 

Day trip outing for our Elderly clients  to the Esplanade Theatres and Marina Bay

     
Outings are meticulously planned with safety in movement and logistics in mind. Each journey and venue undergoes careful considerations and each and every elderly client is supervised closely by the staff, and increasingly, a high number of volunteers (e.g. students).
  Outings provide not only an enjoyable time but also gives each elderly client the opportunity to manage a new environment and put their coping skills to the test. This effectively gives the disabled elderly a chance to prove to themselves that they are able to overcome their disabilities and face challenges.

Lunch time during a Day outing to Singapore's Mandai  Zoo

Elderly clients with disabilities (barring major illness on the day) are not allowed to miss out on these outings..However, participation and response is hardly an issue. In fact, the majority of our elderly clients look forward to these trips and outings immensely! This is because they are not only able to enjoy new surroundings and outdoor programmes, but also to have fun in participating in games and activities organised by the staff that are in store for them at the venues!