Jointly developed by the trainers from the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG), the “Fit & Fun” Adaptive Sports Toolkit is targeted at community care partners, as a resource pack to help them keep seniors fit and happy. The toolkit includes modified games that are suitable for seniors of all abilities, including seniors on wheelchairs, stroke-recovery patients and seniors with early/intermediate stages of dementia. The toolkit aims to improve the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our seniors as they stay fit, active and socially connected when playing the sport activities.
The free toolkit provides facilitation tips and step-by-step instructions on setting up and executing the games for the seniors, with additional assistance offered through instructional videos. These resources are provided for Community Care staff and volunteers to organise and facilitate the sports sessions confidently.
Scan the QR code or visit https://aic.buzz/aic-wellness to download an e-copy of the “Fit & Fun” Adaptive Sports Toolkit (Vol 1).
From January to June 2021, Sport Singapore will be conducting free adaptive sports training at Heartbeat@Bedok.
Training sessions will be conducted twice monthly, on selected Thursday and Saturday. Register your interest for the Adaptive Sports Toolkit training here.
Training content includes:
- Warm up / Cool down exercises
- Ladder toss
- Sports stacking
Who can apply
Staff & volunteers from Community Care sector and SportSG
Class size: 10 in Phase 2 (class size will expand in Phase 3)
The 3-year scheme aims to equip and support Community Care sector partners with the necessary training and funding required to introduce and implement adaptive sports in their facilities. Funding includes the purchase of sport equipment, refreshments and transportation costs. Each community care partner may receive up to $2,000 per year as part of this scheme.
Who can apply
- Nursing homes, Senior Care Centres & Senior Activity Centres
- Priority may be accorded to non-profit organisations
Amount and expenses eligible for reimbursement per year
Obligations for Funding
- Organise minimum 6 sessions of Adaptive Sports Sessions per year and submit the quarterly report
- Send minimum 2 staff to attend the Adaptive Sports Trainings organised by SportSG & AIC
- Participate in Senior Sports Day and/or other designated events held by SportSG
Register interest for “CareMasters” funding
For enquiries on “CareMasters” funding, please contact Ms Vivian Gao at firstname.lastname@example.org