Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Boosting Intergenerational Bonds Amid COVID-19


AIC and Community Chest collaborated for the first time to support the Start Small Dream Big (SSDB) initiative by the Early Childhood Development Agency.

Under SSDB, preschools undertook projects under various themes, such as “Caring for Elderly”.

Since 2017, AIC has been helping to nurture intergenerational bonds between young children and seniors in the Community Care sector under a partnership with PAP Community Foundation (PCF Sparkletots). In 2020, however, due to COVID-19 safe distancing measures, physical visits to community care facilities were not possible.

These challenges were overcome with the aid of technology and innovative solutions that enabled these preschools to find new ways to engage and bring joy to seniors in the nursing homes under SSDB. Check out the photos below to see the activities they conducted!

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Photo Caption: Spring Brainy Kidz @ Ubi developed a variety of activities for seniors at Econ Medicare Centre (Chai Chee). These included matching games, reminiscence-based jigsaw puzzles, and even a “Do-It-Yourself” bag kit. Photos credit: Spring Brainy Kidz @ Ubi
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Photo Caption: Seniors at Econ Medicare Centre (Chai Chee) trying out the matching game and reminiscence-based jigsaw puzzle made for them by the children. Photos credit: Econ Medicare Centre (Chai Chee)
Photo Caption: Children from Little Greenhouse @ Jurong West 502 created home-made board games with their families and shared them with their preschool’s partnering homes, along with instructional videos. Photos credits: Little Greenhouse @ Jurong West 502
Photo Caption: Residents trying out the home-made games. Photos credits: All Saints Home (Jurong East)
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Photos credits: St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Taman Jurong)
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Photo Caption: My First Skool @ Blk 698C Jurong West shared videos of the children performing to retro themes, and led the seniors to do simple exercises through virtual sessions. They also made rainbow crayons so seniors could create new art pieces. Photo credits: My First Skool @ Blk 698C Jurong West
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Photo credits: St. Andrew's Nursing Home (Taman Jurong)
Photo Caption: My First Skool @ Blk 541 Ang Mo Kio sent monthly activity kits to a group of seniors residing at Lions Home For The Elders (Bishan). Each senior received a kit containing all the necessary instructions and materials for the activity. The seniors and children also completed a "Our Family Tree" craft together virtually. Photo credits: My First Skool @ Blk 541 Ang Mo Kio
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Photos credits: Lions Home For The Elders (Bishan)
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Photo Caption: PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Fengshan Blk 115 prepared a ring toss game set and a board with individual drawings by the children, for seniors in Lions Home For The Elders (Bedok). Photo credits: Lions Home For The Elders (Bedok)
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