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MWS’ Innovative Adaptive Sports Programme Wins the People’s Votes

Against the COVID-19 episodic lockdowns in 2022, MWS’ Allied Health team developed an Adaptive Sports programme that addressed inactivity, improved well-being and mitigated social isolation among the residents in MWS Christalite Methodist Home.

On 14 April 2023, the programme was recognised with the People’s Choice Award at the National Healthcare Group Population Health Collective (POPCollect) Annual Workplan Seminar 2023.

The programme was one of 14 that were showcased, and it won for its innovation, integration across social and health care domains, and ability to empower frail seniors to take ownership of their overall well-being.

“Adaptive sports is one of the key tenets of MWS’ preventive care strategy against frailty in seniors. Here, we train residents on strength, endurance and balance using adapted sporting equipment and modified play rules that accommodate different levels of functional abilities,” shared Brendon Yam, Manager – Programme Development from MWS’ Allied Health team.

There is a wide range of activities within the programme and these include e.g. Boccia, Adaptive Badminton, Adaptive Basketball. In addition to encouraging equitable participation and engaging residents cognitively and socially, residents also receive tokens that incentivise them to change behaviour in a sustainable manner.

MWS is thankful for the recognition and hopes to expand this programme across MWS Nursing Homes and Active Ageing Centres so that more seniors may enjoy a fuller life through wholesome adaptive sports!

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