Singapore - Remember the biker group KINGZ MG? Yup, those guys and gals with the big hearts were at it again doing their part for the community last Saturday. Co-organising with Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) Care Centre, the group participated in the ‘Share A Pot Programme’ - a new wellness and outreach programme for the seniors and pioneers in the community.
What is Share A Pot, you ask? Well, Share A Pot is a community based project to improve the nutrition of community dwelling seniors. It was founded on the principles of good nutrition, working hand-in-hand with physical activity in a social environment to “build bone, brawn(muscle), brain (cognitive reserve) and bonds.”
The objective of Share A Pot and the good people at KINGZ MG was to allow the seniors to build a sense of community amongst themselves. Every week, elderly residents from the community would be invited down to enjoy a healthy and nutritious meal, and then encouraged to participate in some light physical exercise. The programme was developed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle amongst seniors, while also providing them with an opportunity for bonding and social interaction with the members from KINGZ MG.
SNM Care Centre organises Share A Pot because being of service in the health care sector, SNM plays an important role in promoting healthy and active aging to the elderly residents living in the community. All elderly participants will be served a bowl of nutritious soup accompanied with a simple yet nutritious meal.
For anyone who wishes to help out for a good cause do not hesitate to get in contact with Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) Care Centre, Share A Pot takes place every Saturday from 2pm to 4pm at the SNM Care Centre - 394 Race Course Road, Singapore 218649.
Share A Pot is not just a volunteer assisted programme that keeps the seniors active but one that holistically builds the lives of seniors. The impact of the programme is to share the joy in those coming and see the improvement in the senior’s physical and mental health.
Volunteers like KINGZ MG will then encourage seniors to enjoy a nutritious meal and to take part in light exercise and activities to live an active and meaningful lives. SNM usually needs 10 to 15 volunteers per session (on rotation basis). The commitment period for volunteers will be for once a week for 6 months and training will be provided.