The Safety Superheroes program promotes a multi-generational approach to fall prevention. Just as grandparents look out for their grandchild's safety, children can play an integral role to prevent their grandparents and others from falling. The kit, including a storybook and e-resources, focuses on teaching kids (ideal ages 5-8) in a fun way. The intent is for the book to be read first, followed by use of the other kit activities. There are questions, puzzles, and instructions to make a playhouse. The online challenge is more interactive, asking you to spot unsafe items in the bedroom, kitchen, and outdoors; foods that contain calcium, and safe items in a matching game.
Type of Activity: Intergenerational
Target Audience: Children, staff, educators, parents/caregivers, kid’s clubs, older adults
Cost: Costs vary, depending on printing materials, and cost to build playhouse
Timeline for Activity: Can vary
Sponsored by Fraser Health.
Suggested Action Steps to Host Activities
These are the steps to consider in planning, implementing and evaluating your social activities and games:
Action Step 1: Planning
- Read and understand more about the activity you have selected among the options above.
- Determine who you are targeting for your activity (level of cognition, diversity of the participants, inclusivity, etc.).
- Where will be the setting of the activity? Who do you think will attend? What are the resources required? Can you partner with other organizations for greater impact?
Action Step 2: Promotional outreach and education
- Start to plan your activity by designing promotional flyers/materials to recruit participants. Distribute your materials through proper channels (eg. community newspapers, homes, community centres and other community settings where adults and older adults gather).
- Consider how you will manage the participants recruited. Do you have space/material limitations? Will you need to limit the number of participants for this activities and perhaps have people sign up in advance? Is there enough interest to host multiple events?
- Implement your activity as planned.
Action Step 3: Evaluation
- You can evaluate your activities by counting the number of handouts you gave, or how many people attended, or how many contact you gained from the event.
- You can also distribute a questionnaire to measure the level of satisfaction with the activity. See participant evaluation template HERE to customize.
Running this activity in a virtual setting:
Host a Webinar
- You can host, schedule and record meetings with tools like Zoom and Google Meet which people can access from various devices. These tools also allow you to share your screen and have a real-time group chat with your attendees.
- Invite people to the webinar. Set up an event on Eventbrite and promote it through email and social media posts on platforms like Facebook or LinkedIn.
- Once people register for your event, you can send them a link to any materials they may need prior to it through email.
Host a Live Event
- Live stream the event using Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.
Promote This Activity Online
You can share and promote an activity through social media posts and/or email. Social stories (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, etc.) are also a great way to share videos, visuals, polls, etc.
- If you’re sharing a social media post to promote your activity, follow best practices like using shorter captions, quality images, hashtags and a clear call-to-action.
- If you’re emailing to promote your activity, make sure your email is thorough on what the activity is about and how people can register for it. You can use free tools like Canva to customize its design.