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GeronENGAGE: Age-Friendly Advocate; Fostering a Caregiving Community

SUSS Gerontology Programme partners with Sunshine Seniors and U 3rd Age to develop a series of sessions to promote active ageing and how to be an Age-Friendly Advocate.

Let’s pull our knowledge, experience, and wisdom together to show our values and contributions. At the same time, to have some fun. Let’s enjoy our senior lives together.

Module C: Fostering a Caregiving Community

In this interactive workshop by Adrian Tan from SG Assist, participants will learn about the challenges that seniors face while ageing at home such as consequences of fall among seniors in the community, followed by activities to discuss how these knowledge can be practically applied, such as fall prevention, assistive devices and mental health programme.

Adrian will also share how SG Assist provides access to a network of adhoc volunteers in the community and an extensively curated resource base that supports caregivers to provide technological support that allows seniors and disabled individuals who are at risk of nursing home placement to remain living at home, in the community, or in the home of a caregiver, and receive services and support in those locations.

Date: 31 May 2022 (Tuesday)

Time: 10.00am to 2.00 pm (lunch will be from 1.00pm to 2.00pm)

Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Blk C, Seminar Room

Fee: Complimentary

This workshop is funded by Ngee Ann Kong Si, for seniors age 50 and above only.

Facilitator: Adrian Tan, Co-founder, SG Assist

Adrian has over 11 years of experience in procurement as well as logistics operations, before co-founding SG Assist, it started out as a formal solution for caregivers in the sandwich generation who may not always be home to tend to their beneficiaries, thus requiring the help of neighbours. Today, it has evolved into a large neighbourhood-volunteering network accommodating a wide range of requests.

Beyond the pandemic, SG Assist is refocusing our efforts as a one-stop care solution that supports seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.

SG Assist has been featured in various news and radio channels such as Channel 8 News and CNA on how the platform has supported vulnerable communities, caregivers and social organizations during COVID, keeping the spirit of volunteering among Singaporeans.


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