Project E-Seniors

乐龄 E-时代,我们一起敢敢来学!

Project E- Seniors, let’s learn it NOW!

什么是乐龄E-时代

乐龄E-时代提供社区年长者开启手机应用程序及网上学习。 教程将根据各年长者的程度教学。电子科技提供无限社交机会,即此蒙福关爱希望能让年长者踏上此科技世界旅程。通过此学习年长者可以学习基础知识,以探索主要的社交互动平台以及参加线上活动如瑜伽,手工制作,快乐健康操等让乐龄保持身心活跃。

What is Project E-senior?

Project E-seniors aims to help the seniors in our community kick start and jump on the mobile phone learning and online bandwagon. Digital technology provides an abundance of social activities online, and Montfort Care hopes to equip the seniors in embarking on a journey to the digital world. Through the project, the seniors will be taught the fundamental usage of common social interactive platforms. The training pace will be customised for each senior, depending on their level of digital readiness. The digital journey that the seniors will be embarking on does not have an end state, and mastering the digital platforms is only the beginning of a lifelong learning expedition. The virtual senior-centric activities pioneered by Montfort Care will help the seniors stay engaged digitally.

好玩 . 易学

Fun to Learn . Easy Steps

您也可以和他们一样!

YOU can be like them too!

通过科技,走出伤痛。
Coping with grieve through technology

Chang女士因为她儿子去年刚过世成为愈援丧痛支援的对象。愈援通过了乐龄E-时代来帮助Chang女士走过丧痛。她在学习浏览脸书和YouTube视频时可以学习如何下载和储存她儿子的相片,视频和经文, 借此得到慰藉。

Mdm Chang is a client of Grief Matters (GM). Last year, she lost her son and needed help to cope with her grief. GM saw an opportunity for Mdm Chang to use E-senior programme to help with the grieving process. As she learned to navigate through Facebook and YouTube, she is now able to save her son’s photos, treasured videos

当我们同在一起学新科技
Together, through technology

Mdm 梁女士和她67岁的妹妹在“阻断期间”前是快乐中心的活跃会员。当她们必须保持社交距离时,她们的生活有了巨大的改变。除了不能见面,她们也不能参加快乐中心的活动。

原本,两姐妹不热衷于学习手机新科技,但是快乐中心的职员不倦怠的鼓励她们一起学习。现在梁女士和她的妹妹终于学习如何用Zoom程序来参加线上活动。

Mdm Lang Aing and her sister, Mdm Geek Boi, 67 used to be active members of GoodLife! before “Circuit Breaker” kicked in. The social distancing measures greatly impacted their lives; not only were they unable to meet each other, they could no longer partake in the activities at the GoodLife! Centre. Their lives came to a standstill. Initially, they were indifferent to the persuasion of GoodLife! staff to learn new mobile applications, but the motivation to participate in the online programmes organised by GoodLife! helped the sisters plucked up their courage to learn Zoom app. Today, physical distance no longer deter them from leading an active lifestyle.

学习新科技技能,语言不是界限!
Language no longer a barrier to learn digital skills

当您设下学习目标,年龄和语言都是无界限的。Cheah先生就是一名模范生!原本85岁的Cheah先生就想学习如何用WhatsApp程序和他朋友保此联系。虽然他已是85岁高龄,也只是懂一点华文,但是这都不能够阻挠他学习的热忱。快乐中心职员和他进行一对一教学,Cheah先生终于可以学会用WhatsApp程序来和他国外的朋友联系!

Age and language are no barrier if you are determined to learn. Mr Cheah is one good role model! He had wanted to master the use of WhatsApp to better communicate with his friends. He jumped at the chance when the E-seniors programme trainer reached out to him. At 85 years old and understand very little Mandarin, Mr Cheah was able to learn the use of WhatsApp through one-on-one teaching conducted in Teochew. He was grateful to connect and communicate with his friends living abroad through the E-seniors programme.

今天就开始您的学习之旅!

KICK START YOUR LEARNING NOW!

致电给以下任何一间快乐中心询问或报名免费参与。

Call any of the GoodLife! centres to enquire or register for a complimentary session.  

GoodLife! @ Marine Parade (Senior Activity Centre)

+65 6445 0570

Blk 15 Marine Terrace #01-18 Singapore 440015

GoodLife! Makan

+65 6445 0570

Blk 15 Marine Terrace #01-18 Singapore 440015

GoodLife! @ Kreta Ayer

+65 6274 6904

Blk 28 Telok Blangah Rise #01-219 Singapore 090028

GoodLife! @ Telok Blangah

+65 6274 6904

Blk 28 Telok Blangah Rise #01-219 Singapore 090028

GoodLife! @ Central

+65 6926 0350

1 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh #02-08 Braddell House Singapore 319637

GoodLife! @ Yishun

+65 6484 8040

838 Yishun Street 81 #01-322 Singapore 760838

GoodLife! @ Bedok

+65 6312 3988

Blk 551 Bedok North Ave 1 #01-550 Singapore 460551

MONTFORT CARE IS A NETWORK OF PROGRAMMES COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILY, AND THE COMMUNITY FACING TRANSITIONAL CHALLENGES

Montfort Care 624 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore 678212.
Tel: (65) 64460300 | Email: getinvolved@montfortcare.org.sg

Copyright © 2020 Montfort Care (Project E-Senior)

GoodLife Workout!

The GoodLife! Workout

The GoodLife! Workout is an initiative of GoodLife!, Montfort Care’s Eldercare arm.
This is the first community workout launched by a voluntary welfare organisation in the social services sector, which aims to encourage seniors to make more friends and motivate their peers to adopt an active lifestyle.

Grab a family member, friend or neighbour and join us for the GoodLife! Workout today!

PRESS RELEASE

23 June 2018, Saturday


Montfort Care launches GoodLife! Workout to boost social and healthcare integration for seniors

1         Montfort Care, a voluntary welfare organisation, rolls out the GoodLife! Workout for the community – a first in the social services sector, on 23 June 2018, at GoodLife! Makan.  Two hundred stay-alone seniors will join the launch, GoodLife! Workout Fiesta, where they will learn the steps from trained GoodLife! Workout Ambassadors within a community they are familiar with.

2         GoodLife!, the eldercare programme under Montfort Care, was founded on the premise that good health, good mind, good family, good friends and good community lead to good living. It is the same belief that informs the conception of the workout. Beyond the physical health benefits that exercise confers, the GoodLife! Workout aims to promote social-healthcare integration by providing a fun platform for seniors to build friendships and expand their social networks.

3         CEO of Montfort Care, Mr Samuel Ng, said, “We believe that fostering camaraderie in the community and positive peer interactions are greatly beneficial for seniors. The GoodLife! Workout not only aims to encourage seniors to get moving, but also forge closer social bonds in the community.”

4         An upbeat theme song with catchy lyrics in English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil and local dialects set the tone for the simple workout, which was choreographed by dance instructors and endorsed by a physiotherapist.  The low-impact workout has been specifically designed to achieve the objective of social-healthcare integration, by incorporating a segment that promotes participant interaction.  This involves getting participants to turn and high-five the person next to them in the later part of the workout.

5      The GoodLife! Workout has also been tailored to be accessible for all, including wheelchair users. Montfort Care has trained thirty-six GoodLife! Workout Ambassadors over the past two months. One of them is Madam Cecilia Lee Bee Eng, 78, who has been using a wheelchair since 2013.  “I like the GoodLife! Workout very much, especially the lyrics and tune,” Madam Lee said.  “Doing the workout together with so many people really adds to the atmosphere.”

6         Montfort Care has collaborated with local artiste management firm Beam Artistes to compile a music video of the GoodLife! Workout, as an easy reference for seniors to familiarise themselves with the steps involved.  The video can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the workout kit or at www.montfortcare.org.sg/goodlife-workout/.  The workout kit, which also comes with a sweatband and information on the GoodLife! Workout, will be given to all participants.

7         Many of the thirty-one finalists of Manhunt Singapore 2018, an annual contest organised by Beam Artistes, will be at the launch of the GoodLife! Workout.  “This collaboration has enabled a mutual understanding of the diverse stories that the seniors and finalists have, which represents a valuable intergenerational bonding opportunity,” Mr Samuel Seow, founder of Beam Artistes, said. “We also hope to change perceptions through these stories, by overcoming perceived personal limitations – be it mobility issues or health challenges that some of the seniors and finalists face.”

8          GoodLife! Workout Fiesta has received support from various community partners and corporate organisations.  The activities at the launch will include a cooking demonstration, cupcake and cookie decorations, exercises at a home-gym corner using everyday items, and performances by the seniors and finalists.

9          In the upcoming months following the launch, the GoodLife! Workout Ambassadors will be involved in training other seniors at all seven GoodLife! centres. This post-launch initiative helps to empower seniors to reach out to their peers in the community.

For more information about the GoodLife! Workout, please contact:

Development and Social Movement Office
Address: 624 Upper Bukit Timah Road, S(678212)
Contact number: 6769 0685
Email: contact@yah.org.sg