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​The AIC Wellness Programme looks beyond clinical needs to enhance seniors’ wellbeing and quality of life through activities such as Sensory Art, Creative Movement, Tai Chi and Gardening. 

Many seniors in nursing homes and day care centres have benefitted from this programme; some gained new interests and skills, while others have forged new friendships along the way. 

 You can also join us in supporting the seniors we care about to live well and age gracefully in the community. Find out more about the AIC Wellness Programme below. ​

As a participating Community Care organisation, you can:
  • Increase the range and access of quality recreational/ social programmes for your clients and
  • Expose them to new activities that may help foster new skills, interests and meaningful engagement
The programme’s activities have been piloted and undergone evaluation to ascertain their effectiveness, or have been extensively researched overseas. The activities are suitable for seniors who are assessed to be a Category 3 using the Resident Assessment Form [RAF].

As part of the AIC Wellness Programme, your staff will undergo training to carry out the activities with clients at your centre or nursing home. They will also be given training resources as guides.

Your clients may:
  • Display greater cheerfulness or positive emotions
  • Gain interest in new activities, or rekindle an earlier interest in the activity
  • Experience increased confidence, self-esteem and sense of accomplishment
  • Display signs of an improved memory
  • Interact more with fellow seniors and your staff
Your staff would be able to:
  • Learn more about, and understand, the seniors better
  • Improve their observation skills
  • Build stronger rapport with each other and their clients

​1. Visual Arts


Co-developed by Singapore Association for Mental Health SAMH) and National Arts Council (NAC), “Sensory Art Toolkit” explores art making from an occupational therapy perspective.

Community Care seniors have showcased their artworks at various platforms, including the National Arts Council’s Silver Arts, Community Care Forum 2015 and at AICare Link @ Maxwell. 

Send your staff for this specially-developed training to be equipped with the knowledge of how art-making can stimulate the senses, and the skills to facilitate arts-based activities for clients. Staff receive the following resources as part of their training:

Basic Training – Discover the activities!
Coaching – Showcase what you’ve learnt!
Step-by-Step Guidebook

Details of the course are available in the Training Calendar. Select the option “Psychosocial and Mental Health” under the course domain.

Do note that the courses are subject to available training dates.

2. Creative Movement
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Developed by a professional dance company, as part of a collaboration between AIC and NAC, “Everyday Waltzes for Active Ageing” helps seniors connect everyday actions into creative movements. It enhances their mobility and imagination. Find out more by viewing this video

Send your staff for this specially-developed training so that they can be equipped to facilitate creative movement activities. Staff receive the following resources as part of their training:

Basic Training – Discover the activities!
Coaching – Showcase what you’ve learnt!
Step-by-Step Guidebook, Instructional DVD and Music for the Sessions

Details of the course are available in the Training Calendar. Select the option “Psychosocial and Mental Health” under the course domain.

Do note that the courses are subject to available training dates.


​3. Tai Chi

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​​Improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance and fitness through this activity which is led by a Master Tai Chi Trainer who is experienced in working in Community Care settings. 

Send your staff for this specially-developed training so that they can be equipped to facilitate tai chi sessions in the Community Care sector. Staff receive the following resources as part of their training:

Basic Training – Discover the activities!
Coaching – Showcase what you’ve learnt!
Step-by-Step Guidebook and Instructional DVD

Participants who complete the training will receive a Tai Chi trainer certification that is valid for two years. This certification is renewable. 

Details of the course are available in the Training Calendar. Select the option “Psychosocial and Mental Health” under the course domain.

Do note that the courses are subject to available training dates.


4. Gardening



“Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Toolkit” comprises a range of gardening-associated activities to promote health, wellbeing, social interaction and the enjoyment of nature. The content for the toolkit was developed by students in Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) School of Health Sciences’ Occupational Therapy programme, and further fine-tuned by AIC for use in the Community Care sector. 

Send your staff for this specially developed training to be equipped with knowledge on gardening and how to meaningfully facilitate gardening-related activities with their clients. The workshops are conducted by National Parks Board and a NYP Occupational Therapist. 

 • Basic Training – Discover the activities! 
• Step-by-Step Guidebook

Details of the course are available in the Training Calendar. Select the option “Psychosocial and Mental Health” under the course domain.

Do note that the courses are subject to available training dates.

Courses are open to Community Care staff. 

Participants should be comfortable in conducting group activities and be able to give instructions in simple English. 

A minimum of two staff should attend the courses to ensure programme sustainability.

Details of the courses are available in the Training Calendar​. Select the option “Psychosocial and Mental Health” under the course domain.​

Training subsidies are available if you are an eligible Community Care organisation.

​Please view the Training Calendar​ ​(Select the option “Psychosocial and Mental Health” under the course domain) ​to learn more about the courses and sign up for them.