17 Jun 2021 Community Project at Ti-Ratana Promotes Healthy Eating and Mental Well-being

The IMU Cares Help Ti-Ratana Residents Project 2021’s first visit with the theme “Eating Right with Fun” was conducted on 3 April 2021. Both female and male residents were involved in this project which was partly delayed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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The activities included making healthy cookies demonstration (at the female side), music and dance therapy and lantern making competition specifically in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations.

We also used music and dance as a therapeutic intervention to promote mental health well-being amongst the residents, as a continuation from what was done last year.

The aim of the activities were as follows:
Making Healthy cookies demonstration To provide knowledge to the cooks / residents and care givers on healthy cooking style, as well as to enable the residents /staff/ care givers a feeling of festival atmosphere to promote the  mental well-being of the residents.
Music and dance therapy To encourage and facilitate caregivers to participate in sing along session with the residents so that they will carry out this activity to promote mental well-being of the resident
Lantern Making competition This will be the nursing student’s community project. To enable Nursing Science students engage to conduct this activity as their community project. To involve the care givers to continue conducting handicraft activity at least once a month for the residents. The residents will be divided into groups and team-working will be encouraged during this activity. Prizes will be given according to team working spirit and creativity

The activities were chosen to reduce stress and fatigue, improve interaction and team building as well as  increase positive emotions.

The staff at Ti-Ratana had been practicing all activities taught in 2020 such as the daily exercise, thorough observation, and care of skin conditions as well as the singing therapy and they pledge to continue doing so. The residents enjoyed each activity they participated in which included a snack. The half day event ended with prize giving for the winners of the lantern making competition for both the male and female participants.

The whole programme was headed by Tan Seew Geek (Nursing) and Chang Woan Ching (Nursing).   All activities were carried out with adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures of the Movement Control Order.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILTY OF TEAM MEMBERS
(IMU Cares Help Ti-Ratana Residents Project 2020)

3 April 2021

Project Members Department and/or School Role
Tan Seew Geek Nursing/School of Health Sciences Overall Programme Leader in charge of negotiating activities, prepare pre visit checklist, collect banner from IMU Cares, arrange for food for hi-tea, arrange for prizes for lantern making competition, arrange transportation and prepare report on activities
Chang Woan Ching Nursing/School of Health Sciences Project Leader in charge of lantern making competition (Female residents) (buying of materials for lantern making)
Dr Lim Swee Geok Nursing/School of Health Sciences Team member – Assist in photography and serving hi-tea (Female side)
Prof Adlina Sulaiman Community Health/School of Medicine Assist in prizes for lantern competition, sing along session & lantern making competition (female residence)
Tan Woei Ling Nursing/School of Health Sciences Team member in charge of photography and serving hi tea (Male residents)
Chow Suh Hing Nursing/School of Health Sciences Team member in-charge of lantern making competition (Male residents)
Nurazlina Bt Md Noor Nursing/School of Health Sciences Team member in charge of cooking/cookie making demonstration and serving hi-tea (Female residents)
Radha Maniam Nursing/School of Health Sciences Team member – Assist in singing and music therapy/lantern making competition (Male residents)
Sathiyavani Karuppiah Nursing/School of Health Sciences Team member- Assist in cooking/cookie making demonstration and serving hi-tea/assist in lantern making competition (Female residents)
Yee Bit Lian Nursing/School of Health Sciences Team member in charge of singing and music therapy/assist in lantern making competition (Female residents)
Dr Siew Wei Fern Community Health/School of Medicine Assist in sing along and arrangement of lantern making competition (Male residents)
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