Let’s face it. The Silver Tsunami is coming. By 2030 an estimated 1 in 4 people will be 65 and above. Not everyone is prepared and equipped to care for our Seniors physically and emotionally.
Studies have shown how Seniors are hit with loneliness, boredom and helplessness; often leading to serious issues such as depression. It does not have to be like that. We believe even as one ages that their spirit need not be extinguished.
We created SPARKS with the goal to make aging meaningful and enjoyable. At the same time, we want to involve the younger people through learning how to care and interact with Seniors.
Make aging a meaningful and joyful experience through our thoughtfully curated programme
Spark opportunities for rich conversations and capture stories of your loved ones through a series of innovative conversational tools
Develop Caregiving and communication skills with the silver generation through an intentional learning journey
With human-centered design being our undergirding principle, we first seek to understand the needs of the Seniors and Caregivers in Care Communities.
We collaborate with all stakeholders to create a customized experience for the Seniors and Volunteers according to their needs. To prepare Volunteers, we conduct a workshop to equip them with basic skills on physical care for Seniors and social interaction.
Volunteers will be paired with Seniors to discover stories and experiences with the help of conversational tools.
We measure and track for mental wellness to provide Care Communities with valuable insights of the psychosocial wellness of their Seniors.
With wide ranging topics and activities to spark joy, the sessions can be extended or repeated to other Seniors in the Care Communities. So who says good things don’t last?
SPARKS uses various tools to spark joy in the life of Seniors.
Be it a culinary experience, or a visual experience down memory lane, we have designed it to ‘draw’ the Seniors out to share about their life stories.
Games are often the best way to break the ice and pave the way for a blossoming friendship. Our games are designed to do just that.
"If I Had a Million Dollars" Session
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Where our love of food is almost second to none, our culinarians will hold you spellbound with their creations.
"Traditional Family Dishes" Session
No man is an island. And we are never made to be one either. Through honest and deep conversations, friendships are established and social connections strengthened.
"Conversations I Wish I Had" Session
We believe in graceful aging. Physical wellness translates to mental wellness. Therefore, Seniors should have access to personal grooming opportunities to make themselves look and feel good.
"Picture Me" Session
I’ve always had a soft spot for Seniors. Even at a young age, I enjoyed bantering with my grandma and pushing her for evening walks with me on her wheelchair. To me, there’s so much in a Seniors life that is valuable and these stories should be preserved for our future generations. I believe we are all made to live a full life and I hope that you can join me in making aging an enriching and joyful experience for our loved ones.
Co-creator of SPARKS