SALT - TALKS & SEMINARS
SALT Fellowship organizes talks and seminars on topics that are related to active aging such as health talks, mental issues, etc. These are conducted onsite during pre-Covid days but are now conducted on Zoom platform.
The aim is to help seniors to overcome their physical infirmities, and to maintain good health and to gain knowledge of different health issues common to the elderly.
Some Past Talks and Seminars:
Health Talk on 21 May 2022
by Prof Goh Boon Cher
"The Epidemic of Cancer and How to Improve Your Odds?"
Gardening Talk on 19 March 2022
by Mr Ong Keng Ho
"Plants Do Talk"
Health Talk on 19 February 2022
by Pastor Eric Kwan
"Journey to Better Health"
Health Talk on 8 January 2022
by Dr ST Lee
"Common Bone & Joint Pains in Golden Years" & "Bird Show" before Health Talk
Dementia & Caregiving
A Seminar, "Supporting Family Care-givers of Elderly with Dementia - A Christian Perspective" was organised by Project Peace Community Care Outreach.
There were three speakers touching on Symptoms of Dementia, Communication & Understanding those with Dementia. SALT Chairman, Pastor Eric Kwan spoke on developing a dementia friendly church. Indeed, more could be done to create dementia friendly communities and also dementia friendly churches.
SALT seeks to support family care-givers and to organise activities for elderly with dementia.
There are different causes as well as the common symptoms of depression. But there also are some practical ways to overcome depression from a physical and sociological perspective, and especially from a spiritual perspective.
As a community of God’s people, we need to support one another and also to reach out to those in need of emotional help. There is a great need to befriend many lonely and depressed elderly folks living in nursing homes.
This talk was presented at the Evergreen Network Ministry.
Choreographing Closure with Loved Ones
This is a Zoom seminar for caregivers.
Our speaker, Angeline Koh: "In this session, I share the journey I had with my loved ones who have passed on and what it means now to dance this dance with my mother - a dance that we are both choreographing together."
SALT hopes to organise more of such seminars to encourage family caregivers caring for their elderly parents.
Age-related illnesses amongst seniors are getting common. Physical inactivity and poor diets are the main contributing factors. Loneliness amongst seniors is also not uncommon. The talk is about how to stay active and live a spiritually fruitful life.
This talk was presented at various senior groups: Golden Age Fellowship, Grace Senior Adult Fellowship, OASIS (Older Adults Sharing, Inspiring and Serving) Ministry, New Life Senior Adult Fellowship, Evergreen Network Ministry, etc...
Bridging Relationships with the elderly
Learning Objective of this seminar: Participants will learn the use of specific strategies and facilitation skills to connect with and communicate and engage the elderly.
Our Facilitators: Patricia and Arthur Wong of Reminisce Connect. They design customized training programmes and workshops for those who are working with the elderly. (Here is their website: https://reminisceconnect.com.)
SALT collaborates with Reminisce Connect to train volunteers to reach out to the elderly.