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CWA Caregivers' Week 2021

Thank You For Making CWA Caregivers' Week 2021 A Success!

We would like to thank all the speakers and facilitators that have contributed their time and knowledge generously to us in running our CWA Caregivers' Week 2021 webinar sessions and workshops! Namely, Erin Lee from Mindful Moments; Dr Lim Xiang Jun from Dr Xiang Jun, The Modern Traditional Doctor; Katherine Khoo from Aman Wellness; Jaden Lim from Rehab & Beyond; and Fitness Coach Bronson Chan!

To all participants and caregivers that joined us this week, we thank you for your lively engagement and participation. It was truly a joy to impart beneficial resources to caregivers in the community, teaching you to better take care of yourselves whilst caring for your loved ones.

It is only with societal support and awareness that we can continue to support family caregivers in their journey of caregiving. We hope to see everyone again at CWA Caregivers’ Week 2022!

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' Finding Resilience in Caregiving '

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         Are you experiencing heightened stress or caregiver burnout during uncertain times? 

The pandemic has been an unexpected source of heightened stress and anxiety for many. 

Caregiving has inevitably been impacted in the suspension of community-based facilities, alternative care arrangements, and the need to juggle between caregiving and working from home. As such, we recognise that many caregivers are experiencing or at risk of suffering from caregiver burnout. 

Through this initiative, we want to raise awareness of the need for caregivers to look after their own personal well-being; supporting them to not only care for their loved ones, but also to care for themselves. 

Sign up below to join us for our WEBINAR SERIES and VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS specifically for caregivers!


CWA Caregivers' Week 2021

Webinar: Dedicating to Self-Care

6th November, Saturday, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Caring for loved ones can be challenging for even the most resilient. If you are a caregiver, take the steps to take care of yourself. 

Join us in our webinar session as our guest speakers share useful tips and knowledge that will help caregivers integrate self-care into their daily caregiving routines! 

Click Here to Register For The Webinar


Mindful Self-Compassion for Caregivers 

by Erin Lee, Mindful Moments Singapore (9:30am - 10:45am)

Ms Erin Lee
Founder and Mindfulness Coach of Mindful Moments Singapore
Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher
Professional Certified Consultant in Stress Management

When was the last time you gave yourself a break? 

As a caregiver, we do our best to take care of others, and in the process, we often lose sight of our own wellbeing. Even when our body gets to rest, our heart and mind may still feel inclined to continue providing for the ones we love. We may even feel like we are never doing enough, and constantly beat ourselves up over what we could do or should have done. This takes a toll on our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing over time, with many of us experiencing caregiver burnout or even compassion fatigue. 

In this session, Mindfulness Coach Erin Lee shares her personal experience as a caregiver, and how her practice of mindfulness and self-compassion has supported her in taking care of both her family and herself. Erin will explain the role of mindfulness and attention in building resilience and supporting the cultivation of self-compassion and will guide participants in simple practices that can be easily integrated into the busy day-to-day life of a caregiver.


Take Care of Others by Taking Care of Yourself First Practical Self Care Tips & Secrets from TCM

by Dr Lim Xiang Jun, The Modern Traditional Doctor (11:00am - 12:15pm)

Dr Lim Xiang Jun
Senior Consultant TCM Physician
PhD. in Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine 

We often overextend ourselves in the process of caring for others, to a point that our physical and mental health may be compromised.  

In this talk, Dr Xiang Jun will be sharing practical tips from TCM and ancient holistic medicines point of view of how to take care of oneself in terms of our basic lifestyle needs such as sleep and diet. She will also guide participants through a simple meditation for relaxation that can be used to destress and unwind from the pressures of day to day caregiving. 

Session Takeaways & Learning Points for Sleep and Diet: 
What time to sleep 
How to sleep 
What to do to prepare for a more restful sleep 
(acupressure, breathing techniques, simple yoga/qigong, what to eat or drink before bed)
What not to do to prepare for a more restful sleep 
What time to eat for sustained energy throughout the day
What to do to manage poor digestion due to long term habit of skipping meals
How to eat to get the best out of your food
What are some of the superfoods and herbs for nutrition and energy 


Caring for Yourself Through Food How Nutrition Can Play a Role in Self Care

by Katherine Khoo, Aman Wellness (1:15pm - 2:30pm)

Ms Katherine Khoo
Nutritional Therapist of Aman Wellness Pte Ltd
Practicing License, (License No. MNMedP:017) with the Association of Nutritional Medicine Practitioner Malaysia (ANMP)

Nutrition Literacy promotes good food choices and diets that leads to improving health.

Caregivers are often caught up in a hectic and fast paced routine. In fact, caregivers can get so caught up in the day-to-day stress that they may forget to focus on the most important thing: themselves and their own health. While there are certain obligations that a caregiver may not be able to eliminate, it is important to remember to take a step back and make time to practice self-care. 

In this talk, we will help you explore the importance of nutrition and the food you eat as it relates to taking care of yourself. We will also explore different self-care nutrition strategies for a healthier lifestyle.

You will learn the food to eat, and supplements to take for: 
Better energy
Better mental focus
Better sleep
Weight management
Beauty with better skin and hair 


Best Practices for the WFH Caregiver How to Prevent Neck & Back Pain

by Jaden Lim, Rehab & Beyond (2:45pm - 4:00pm)

Mr Jaden Lim
Managing Director & Principal Physiotherapist of Rehab & Beyond Pte Ltd
AHPC Registered Physiotherapist and ACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Feeling the aches on your neck, shoulders and back as a caregiver working from home? 

Come learn with Jaden about ergonomics concepts and best practices to improve your efficiency and prevent backaches or neck pain! Loosen up those tight muscles with exercises as you learn tips to improve your posture. Learn how prolonged sitting can lead to stiffening of the body and how to mitigate the risk of getting strains.

Learn the following: 
Introduction to ergonomics
Benefits of good ergonomic practices
Common musculoskeletal disorders
Risk factors for caregivers
Sitting posture & how to improve it (includes exercise activities for caregivers and care recipients)
Standing posture & how to improve it (includes exercise activities for caregivers and care recipients)
Review of assistive ergonomic devices

Virtual Workshops (Interactive)

Come and learn hands-on practices of Mindfulness of Thoughts for Resilience Building, Pain Management with TCM, and Mobility Exercises for Caregivers.

Workshop 1

Pain Management with TCM

with Dr Lim Xiang Jun, The Modern Traditional Doctor 

1st November, Monday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this interactive workshop, Dr Xiang Jun will be sharing how pain is viewed from a TCM perspective and how we can manage pain using acupressure, herbs from medical halls, foods from supermarkets. Common pain conditions that will be touched on in this workshop are headaches and migraines, neck and shoulder pain and lower back pain. She will also share simple lifestyle habits that are encouraged and discouraged for a pain free life.

Click Here to Register

(Limited slots available, Sign up now to secure your slot!)


Workshop 2 

Mindfulness of Thoughts for Resilience Building   

with Erin Lee, Mindful Moments Singapore

3rd November, Wednesday, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

In this session Mindfulness Coach Erin shares the importance of cultivating non-1.pngjudgmental awareness towards thoughts, and how learning to observe the nature of the thinking mind and discern negative or self-destructive thought patterns can be extremely helpful in building resilience in difficult times. Participants will also discover how attitudes of kindness and the practice of self-compassion can change our relationship with our thoughts.

(Limited slots available, Sign up now to secure your slot!)


Workshop 3 

Mobility Exercises for Caregivers   

with Bronson Chan, Movement & Mobility Coach for all ages and fitness levels

7th November, Sunday, 11:00am - 11:45am

In this virtual class, Bronson will be teaching and guiding participants through a series of mobility exercises aimed at helping caregivers with any neck, shoulders, or back issues. 

(Limited slots available, Sign up now to secure your slot!)

Terms and Conditions:
1. All participants accept that the CWA Caregivers’ Week 2021 Webinar & Workshops are on live streaming and hosted on third-party platforms, and that CWA shall not be held liable for any risk or impact arising from such platforms, including but not limited to the performance and / or the stability of such platforms and the internet / Wi-Fi connections on which it depends.
2. CWA shall reserve the right to cancel the webinar and / or workshops without prior notice be it due to any unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond CWA’s control and / or technical issue(s), and without any liability.
3. Acceptance of registrations for the webinar and / or workshops are subject to availability and acceptance by CWA at its sole discretion.
4. CWA shall not be held liable if any of the invited speaker(s) or facilitator(s) is / are unable to present their respective segment at the webinar and / or workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond CWA’s control.
5. CWA reserves the right to exclude in any way, including removing or blocking any participant(s) from the webinar and / or workshop platform(s) at its sole discretion.
6. CWA shall not be held liable in the event if any of the participants’ information technological (IT) devices (for example, personal computer, laptop, smartphone devices, etc) are affected by malicious computer virus (directly or otherwise) caused by their participation in the webinar and / or workshops.

* While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data may change.

We seek your kind support towards our cause
CWA requires $560,000 annually to sustain its programmes and services for seniors and family caregivers, and to maintain our daily operational costs. 

Your kind support will go a long way.  
All contributions, big or small, count towards the sustainability of our programmes and services.
All outright donations will be tax-deductible.

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