Sunshine Place is for those in the sunset of their lives

SUNSHINE Place (Senior Hub) along Jupiter Street in Makati is a five-story building that provides wholesome activities to add quality life for those in their sunset years.

Founded by SM matriarch Felicidad Tan Sy two years ago, Sunshine Place sees the active participation in its multifarious activities among the youth, usually the grandchildren and children of member senior citizens, who are registered in the active membership list or visiting/walk-in seniors who just want to do something nice during their idle time.

At the ground floor of Sunshine Place is a classy casual restaurant, catered by Bizu and a plant and flower arrangement shop with garden pieces that can be bought for the home or for gifting to relatives or friends.

At the second floor is the office of Sunshine Place where senior citizens or anybody could place reservations or book for any activities lined up for the month or week.

Fees are minimal, especially if they are regular members and use the Senior Hub debit card (which already carries the mandated senior discount on VAT and senior discounts on food and other services).

On a weekly basis, there is a regular mahjong table for seniors, with an impromptu refectory or mess hall where they could eat their delivered food.

This non-gambling mahjong session is intended to sharpen the memories of the senior citizens who are prone to Alzheimer’s disease or overcome their feeling of uselessness and depression.

On the third floor is the Foot Zone, where senior citizens could have pampering sessions like foot spa or Xiamen-style foot reflexology sessions since they are usually attacked with numbness on the lower spine as they age some more.

They can also avail of pedicure Chinese style, ear candling and head or back massage and body massage. This is by appointment to prevent congestion.

At the fourth floor is a combination of gym facilities and dance floor where two kinds of dances are taught: the Zumba gold dance (for those in very advance ages) which call for slower and easier steps and the NIA or non-impact aerobics (for those in their early senior years 60 to less than 70).

Many of the participating senior citizens pay for their yayas’ and caregivers’ dances also.

At the fifth floor is a small chapel (a trademark of all Sy establishments as the matriarch is a very religious person) and a multi-purpose events place that the public (but with priority for senior citizen members) can book for their anniversaries, birthdays and other social celebrations.

Last I checked, the whole month of December 2016 is fully booked for company parties). There is also a videoke player and piano in this room.

The membership fee is P3,000 per month all consumable for those 50 years old and above with tenures of monthly, three or six months options.


At the Senior Hub members can avail of nutrition counselling and fitness assessment and can use the home theater lounge and the game area and videoke facilities. If undecided what activities to plunge into, they can avail of free trial class of choice.

The elderly can also enroll in art or Ipad class; read a book or attend monthly health talks (from health experts flown in by SM), games and hobby clubs (like pottery making, Ikebana arrangements; creative writing modules being held by Barbara Tweetums Gonzales—known as advertising guru before her retirement.

The matriarch drops by every now and then to participate in some activities. Her daughter, Tessie SyCoson is the one who bought the property (formerly a law office and mixed-use building), designed and planned it and continues to actively monitor and upgrade the facilities and activities to be introduced in the Hub so that senior citizens can look forward to something better to do with their spare time than just watch free movies all week or window shop at the malls. (Rose de la Cruz)

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