Given Singapore’s rapidly ageing population, the need for healthcare and support services will increase in tandem with the rising numbers of older people. To reduce this reliance and the associated cost, preventive measures, including health screening, diet control and adopting a regular exercise regime help individuals stay fit, delay the onset of frailty and reduce the need for support.
The Community Enablement Project (CEP) creates awareness about healthy living and its benefits. As more residents live longer, there is an imperative to increase the number of healthy years to improve their quality of life. Residents are engaged through various platforms and empowered to maintain their functional ability and independence to age in place. Residents are also equipped to be advocates in their community and support one another for better health outcomes.
Our rehabilitation team identifies ways to maximise seniors’ optimal strength, enabling them to continue enjoying their daily trip to the coffeeshop or running errands in their neighbourhood.
Day Rehabilitation Centre
Complementing its efforts to keep residents fit and healthy, TOUCH set up its first Day Rehabilitation centre at [email protected] 433 for adults and seniors with rehabilitation needs. Supported by its team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists, residents can attend individual or group sessions.
It’s objective is to support residents’ functional recovery so they can age in place and enjoy healthier years. They can also move on to to benefit from other heath and psycho social programmes, get to know other residents and learn to take greater ownership over their health and regain their independence.
Government subsidies are available to those who qualify.
For enquirers please call 6253 0492 or email [email protected]
Strength Training Sessions
Conducted by a team of therapists and trainers to build strength and endurance for our body and limbs.
Developing a strong foundation in our muscles for stability is crucial to building strength, stamina, flexibility and balance. These are key to preventing falls. Through our strength training sessions, we hope to reverse physical decline and frailty, which is integral to preventive care, treatment and the rehabilitation of seniors.
As part of community enablement, our team has been conducting exercise training sessions at a void deck in Ang Mo Kio since 2015. The sessions have been well received with 376 individuals taking part in its functional exercise programme in 2019.
Residents have started to reap the benefits of keeping fit – progressing from a frail to pre-frail state. Some no longer need to depend on a wheelchair while others can now walk longer distances steadily or with the help of a walking aid.
TOUCH also started specialty exercise classes targeting residents with varying mobility proficiency to further optimise their fitness levels.
Specialty Exercise Classes
Focused exercise groups targeting key aspects like power, speed of movement and balance.
Conducted by TOUCH’s therapy team with support from healthcare providers, the specialty classes address specific mobility, strength and coordination issues, catering to residents who are fit, as well as those with osteoarthritis or have a fear of falls.
The classes include:
ChairFIT: chair-based cardio workout featuring dance-style choreography
Up and Go: focuses on hip, knee and ankle muscle strengthening
Steady Ready!: strengthens muscles to prevent falls
Strength & Balance: workout using resistance band, weights and chair
Community Health Screening
Conducted by healthcare providers to make health screening services accessible
Community Health Post
Supported by community partners' nurses and health coaches to monitor residents’ health and address chronic health issues
Gym Tonic programme
A customised strength-training programme with machines, coached by therapists and trainers to benefit both healthy seniors as well as those who need rehabilitation
[email protected] 433 is a community engagement and activation facility at Blk 433 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, will run Lien Foundation’s “Gym Tonic”. This is a customised strength-training programme for seniors that help build muscle strength and fight frailty. Supervised by certified trainers, the programme will support both healthy seniors and those who need rehabilitation.
Mental and Health Talk
Create awareness and provide tips on healthy living and disease prevention.
Diabetes Peer Support Group
Promote good diabetes management through peer support and prevent onset of diabetes.