My Community believes in being age-inclusive. The organisation has curated special tours and programmes for seniors where meaningful interactions are facilitated and encouraged in the hopes of enhancing their mental and emotional well-being.
Some of the techniques employed by My Community include artefact-based memory sharing. Participants are encouraged to discuss items from their past and relate them to the group in a casual, conversational setting.
My Community’s sessions with the Methodist Welfare Centre’s Senior Activity Centres did just that. Facilitators from the community group took the elderly participants on a tour of Museum @ My Queenstown’s interactive displays and artefact showcases. Thereafter, they conducted a mental wellness workshop to encourage staff and volunteers from the Methodist Welfare Centre to tap on heritage to keep dementia at bay.