Enabling the Community
SNM provides a number of community services including programmes for single mothers, educational financial assistance and befriender services for the under-served. To support these services, we collaborate with community partners and other organisations to ensure that we deliver quality social assistance interventions to as many beneficiaries as possible.
Active Ageing – to bring wellness integrated programmes to encourage active living
1. SNM Chit Chat Sessions
Lim Kopi Jiak Roti / Chaaya & Chat – The chitchat session helps provide a platform for our seniors to meet up their friends virtually over a cup of tea and share their thoughts on topics of their interest. The sessions are held in Mandarin and Malayalam/Tamil to attend to the senior’s language preference. These sessions are a useful medium to help showcase use of technology in daily living.
2. SNM Social Activities and Outings
SNM encourages seniors to have a healthy and wholesome life through all our active ageing programmes. SNM organises quarterly outings and regular social activities to ensure seniors can enjoy life beyond their home and community.
Befriending – To match lonely seniors or those at risk of isolation to volunteer befrienders
Care and Support Services – Linking seniors and families to appropriate community resources and service providers to address their needs.
1. Information & Referral
SNM Community Programmes are focused on holistic support and hence, anyone who approaches SNM will assessed by a social worker to understand immediate concerns and their multi-layered aspects.
2. Case Management
Besides Information and Referral services, SNM receives referrals from community partners on clients who requires intensive support. Our social workers apply an ecomap and asset-based community development model to ensure these clients continue to receive support from its relevant agencies.
3. Series on Care planning Series: Advanced Care Plan (ACP), Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Will Making
As part of SNM’s continuing efforts to support seniors in the community, SNM has collaborated with Life Point @ Chinatown to provide services of awareness talks and facilitation of both ACP and LPA for our seniors. The aim for this collaboration is to raise awareness and ensure that our seniors have a good understanding on ACP and LPA.
Digital Adoption – Empowering seniors to be digitally savvy.
1. Digital Clinics
Leveraging on our partnership with IMDA and Nee Soon GRC Digital Office, we conduct Digital Clinics that provide programmes ranging from understanding the basic use of smart phones to connect with loved ones, partaking in new online experiences and accessing government services.