Clubs are encouraged to use the following suggested steps and resources as a guide for planning and implementing Silver Salties. This one-page document is presented as a flow chart, with links to various resources, to give clubs a better understanding of how they can roll out Silver Salties and what support is available. Click the below flowchart to download the PDF.
An overview of the 20 Silver Salties programs at the park, clubhouse, beach, pool, and surf including program summaries (e.g. typical session overviews, did you know facts etc), session plan suggestions for club leaders, and promotional flyers for each program. From 2021, clubs can also deliver a Multi Program which combines two or more of the 20 Silver Salties programs within a session, or across the program. See individual documents below or a complete summary here.
A presentation to share with club members providing background information about Silver Salties, support for clubs, pilot program requirements and contact information.
An education module for all relevant club members providing a snapshot of older Australian characteristics, significant statistics around physical activity and social health, and strategies for engaging older Australians in physical activity.
A support document designed to help Surf Life Saving Australia and Surf Life Saving Clubs plan, design and/or consider the appropriateness of existing club programs which could be classed as Silver Salties programs, evaluate any proposed additional Silver Salties programs, monitor or evaluate a Silver Salties program underway; and/or consider any support required to successfully implement a Silver Salties program e.g. funding, information etc.
This document is designed to help Clubs, through 10 quick questions, decide whether they are ready to stage one or more Silver Salties programs, as well as help Clubs organise, coordinate and deliver Silver Salties.
This document is designed to help Program Leaders identify and reflect on important skills and qualities to possess when working with older Australians including being friendly, nurturing, responsive, positive and an expert! Leaders can rate themselves or other Club reps can observe leaders in action and provide constructive feedback.
This document is designed to support Surf Life Saving Clubs assess how well they currently provide an age-friendly environment and consider/ plan for any changes or improvements desired/required.
A summary of frequently asked questions by clubs including information about membership, insurance, funding and other support.
This is a PDF of the slides used as part of a webinar with clubs in late 2020. It includes key findings and testimonials from the Silver Salties pilot period in 2020, as well as a summary of 2021 plans including a new program, grants on offer, safety updates and merchandise!
An overview of the precautions in place to ensure the safety of older Australians participating in Silver Salties programs including registration, waiver, insurance, safety promotion, risk assessment checklist, water safety requirements, and incident reporting etc.
Use this template to support your risk management of each Silver Salties program you do. It saves you reinventing the wheel and prompts you to consider various hazards and control measures.
For clubs delivering a Silver Salties Surf Program, this overview outlines requirements around ratios, supervision, uniforms, equipment and water conditions. This is based on SLSA’s existing water safety procedures.
A summary of the minimum capabilities for a Silver Salties participant to engage in a Silver Salties pool or surf program. Clubs should observe participants performing the swimming and floating capabilities prior to participants starting a program.
These short videos illustrate what Silver Salties is all about with footage of older Australians getting involved in activities at the park, clubhouse, beach, pool and surf. Great marketing tools to share within the club and with the broader community.
A one-page, back to back, document about the Silver Salties program which can be shared with participants, club members, media, and the wider community to provide a succinct overview of the Silver Salties initiative.
A support document for clubs providing information about the older Australian target audience (who are they, what do they need and want, how do they receive media and marketing messages), as well as key messages to convey marking approaches and ideas.
SS Logo Files for print and web
Clubs can use the Silver Salties logo on print documents (eps files), and on the web/other online environment (png files), within the Silver Salties brand guidelines. These files would also work for any logos required by clothing or merchandise companies. Please see the colour and monochrome versions.
A series of slides which a club could use at a meeting with older Australians e.g retirement village visit, guest presenter at an older Australian group meeting e.g. Probus, to promote the Silver Salties initiative.
A flyer a club can use top promote Silver Salties at their club, including options to include a club logo and specific details about the program e.g. venue, time, registration etc. See an example promotional flyer below.
Several examples of what a club could email out to potential SIlver Salties participants, as well as participants mid-way through a program.
Suggestions for creating an effective Facebook post as well as some example Silver Salties posts.
This poster template includes some general Silver Salties information as well as half a page for your club to write or type program-specific details.
This poster template includes some general Silver Salties information as well as headings for you to either write or type information about your upcoming program/s. You can also add your club logo if editing the PDF.
This A4 poster/flyer word document template includes some general Silver Salties information as well as headings (and suggestions) for you to type in specific information about your club’s Silver Salties program/s.
A summary of the one (1) $500 seed grant available to clubs up until 17 December 2021 if they deliver one or more Silver Salties programs.
A summary of the grants available to clubs when they complete a Silver Salties program which involves participants aged 65+.
A document you can print out for participants to complete at registration, including a waiver, should participants be unable to register online. The club can then input their details into the online management system.
Documents summarising insurance for participation in Silver Salties.
This document helps clubs ensure that any external providers who are engaged to help deliver a program e.g yoga instructors, meet expectation around training and qualifications, professional accreditation, risk assessment, experience and values.
This flow chart outlines the steps required for clubs to implement a successful Silver Salties program.
A how-to guide for clubs to confirm completion of a Silver Salties program in the online system – an important step for clubs to apply for a 65+ target grant and participants to receive online certificates and post-program surveys.
A how-to guide for club administrators to navigate around the online management system (by revolutionise sport) and manage Silver Salties participant registrations and event promotion.
This letter template can be used by a club representative who aims to seek endorsement from the Club Committee to stage one or more Silver Salties programs.
This template will be used to design a case study about how a club delivered a Silver Salties program, so that good practice can be shared and adopted/adapted by other clubs.