Kreta Ayer Senior Activity Centers牛车水乐龄活动中心
Annual Chinese New Year Celebrations & Dinner
Every year, during the Chinese New Year Yuan Xiao Festival, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple invites 300 senior citizens from the 3 Kreta Ayer Senior Activity Centres in Chinatown to celebrate Chinese New Year with us.
Vegetarian Dinner will be served along with cultural performances, specially arranged for them to enjoy the festive season. Hong Baos (red packets) and Maitri Bags (with essentials) will also be distributed to them during the dinner event.
It is a way to show gratitude and appreciation to our seniors who have contributed much to Singapore’s nation-building and progress.
Annual Vesak Day Celebrations & Dinner
Vesak Day is an important day for Buddhists around the world. It commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni. Most Buddhist temples will have various ceremonies to commemorate this day.
Every year on this day, BTRTS would also arrange for 300 senior citizens from the 3 Kreta Ayer Senior Activity Centers in the Chinatown to have vegetarian dinner and watch cultural performances beside our temple. We will also give out red packets and goodie bags with essentials, to every senior citizen who come over to join us for the Vesak Day Celebrations.
This is one way to show gratitude to our elderly, who have played a pivotal role in the Singapore’s nation building process. This is also our attempt to assist these underprivileged seniors, who are staying in the rental blocks in the Chinatown district fulfil their daily needs, while allowing them to join us in celebrating this significant occasion.
We also take this opportunity to give out donations to several charities, including President’s Challenge (since our opening from 2007).
Annual Influenza Vaccinations
The BTRTS Annual Influenza Vaccination is a yearly event for elderly organised by the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. During this event, around 300 seniors living in 3 different districts of Chinatown, Banda, Chin Swee and Jalan Kukoh, will be invited to the temple for free vaccinations against influenza. Transport will also be arranged for the elderly. In addition to medical care, we also provide each of them with a Maitri Bag filled with daily essentials like Anlene milk powder after taking the vaccination to help them with their daily lives. The items in the goodie bags are selected based on our discussion with the staff of the Kreta Ayer Senior Activity Centres , who understands which items the elderly needs.
Monthly Banda SAC Activities
The Banda Senior Activity Centre(SAC) is located at Block 5 Banda Street. It is one of the 3 SACs in Kreta Ayer which was formed to assist senior citizens living around this area. Many senior citizens in this area are living in rental flats and require assistance. Every month, our staff and volunteers would organise activities for the elderly there with the objective of helping the seniors go through their golden years feeling contented and fulfilled. We will also sponsor and provide food for the elderly during our activities.
Monthly Chin Swee SAC Activities
Chin Swee Senior Activity Centre(SAC) is located at Block 51 Chin Swee Road. Similar to Banda Street, the Chin Swee district consist of many senior citizens living in rental flats there. Our staff and volunteers plan activities to engage the elderly every month at Chin Swee SAC. On top of food and entertainment, we also provide and plan monthly birthday celebrations for the elderly at Chin Swee SAC with the aim to let them lead happy and fulfilling lives.