Exercise for Seniors with Poor Mobility

Exercise for Seniors with Poor Mobility

Meet Uncle Lee. He has been dependent on his motorised wheelchair for the past 10 years. With his mobility issues and pain in his legs, Uncle Lee felt increasingly hopeless. Since joining our Resistance Band Workout exercise for seniors with poor mobility, Uncle Lee has a renewed sense of happiness.

He has gone on to join more programmes under our Active Ageing banner such as Ding Ding! and Rummy-O. This keeps him active in the community and creates more opportunities for social interactions, benefiting him not only physically but mentally, emotionally and socially.

Hear from him as he shares his thoughts and feelings about his newfound sense of hope.


Video Transcript:

You invited me in to join in the programme and said (jokingly) that perhaps after that I would not need this chair anymore.

From then on, I embarked on the road towards happiness.

I’m 85 years old. I have been using this PMD (Personal Mobility Device) for around 9 to 10 years. I have difficulty with my movements. It is difficult for me to take care of myself.

I felt useless.

I met Ms Shushan at the nearby Community Centre. She invited me to join this exercise. Since then, I felt some improvements to my health. So I’ve continued to come.

Did you see me at the exercise earlier? Now, I can raise my arms. I can move my hands this way. I can bend like this too. I can lift my foot 2 to 3 inches.

I’m very happy. Because I feel that my body is improving. I’ve only been here for a few months, but I really feel that my health condition is improving.


This workout improves your physical health. You’ll become healthier.

I hope that more seniors like myself will come and try out these community workouts. It benefits our bodies and may also help our brain health and memory.

I would like to thank Ms Shushan for her introduction to these activities. They have benefited my health. I really enjoy them.


记得当时,你问了我, “你可以进来参加我们的这个活动,可能你这架椅子,这架车不用坐了。”






你看,刚才我的运动, 我手可以举起来了。可以这样动作,这样弯也可以,都可以了。脚也可以提到两三寸。这样我就很喜欢了。因为对我的身体好像有一点帮助了。



参加这个运动, 对你自己的身体有好的进步,健康有提升。那么,我是希望我们老一辈的人,大家来参加这种社区的运动,对身体会比较好。对你的脑力的进步和记忆力都会有希望。




We are looking for physically fit volunteers who are able to help with logistics for our exercise programmes. If you are someone who enjoys spending meaningful time with seniors, we’d love to hear from you!


Volunteer and help care for our seniors


BCS Active Ageing Programme cares for the needs of seniors in the community by providing a host of regular and ad hoc activities to empower seniors and promote healthy living.

Bethesda Care Services is located at 300 Bedok North Avenue 3. Selected Active Ageing Programmes are also now available at Fengshan Community Centre and Bethesda Pasir Ris Mission Church. Find out more about our weekly Active Ageing Programme for seniors here.


About BCS
In 1996, Bethesda Care Services (BCS) started with a vision of reaching out and meeting the needs of the community in the Bedok area. Today, we reach out and CARE for the children, youths, families and the elderly within our community by providing services and programs tailored to meet their needs.

Through our five main service departments, we CARE for individuals and families, prioritising the needs of the vulnerable in our community.

If you are keen to join BCS as a volunteer, do visit our volunteer page for more information.

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