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PROGRAM INFORMATION


An overview of each of the 20 Silver Salties programs at the park, clubhouse, beach, pool and surf including typical session overviews, did you know facts, and session plan suggestions for club leaders.

EDUCATION


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Presentation Slides for Clubs

A presentation to share with club members providing background information about Silver Salties, support for clubs, pilot program requirements and contact information.

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Information Manual for Clubs

A collation of documents to help clubs effectively deliver Silver Salties including guiding principles for the program i.e. skilled and attentive leaders, appropriate and rewarding programs and committed and equipped organisations; checklists e.g. Safety and Risk Assessment, Leader Skills and Qualities, Age-Friendly Environment; and resources e.g. Getting to Know you form, Icebreaker games.

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Engaging Older Australians

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.

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10 Quick Questions Planning Guide

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.

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Checklist for Leader Skills and Qualities

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.

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Checklist for Age-Friendly Environments

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.

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Safety and Risk Assessment

An overview of the precautions in place to ensure the safety of older Australian participating in Silver Salties programs including insurance, safety promotion, participant registration and details, and risk assessment and management checklist.

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Silver Salties Program Criteria

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.

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PROMOTION


Silver Salties Promotional Videos

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.

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Silver Salties Fast Facts

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.

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Marketing to older Australians – Background Resource for Clubs

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.

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Presentation Slides to potential Silver Salties participants

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.

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Silver Salties Brand Guidelines

A guide to using the Silver Salties logo. Clubs can use the Silver Salties logo on merchandise and marketing collateral.

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Example – Promotional Flyer

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.

Walk & Talk Example
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Example – Email Copy

Several examples of what a club could email out to potential SIlver Salties participants, as well as participants mid-way through a program.

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Example – Facebook Posts

Suggestions for creating an effective Facebook post as well as some example Silver Salties posts.

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Example – Newspaper copy

Suggested cope for a newspaper article aiming to grow interest in Silver Salties, drive registrations or share a good news story.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT


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Pilot Program Seed Grant

A summary of the process for a club to access the one-off pilot program seed grant for delivering one or more Silver Salties programs during the pilot program.

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Subsidies for Clubs

An overview of the subsidy available to clubs when they deliver a Silver Salties program to participants aged 65+ years old.

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ADMINISTRATION


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Hard Copy Registration Form for Participants

A document you can print out for participants to complete at registration should participants be unable to register online. The club can then input their details into the online management system.

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Participant Insurance Information 

Documents summarising insurance for participation in Silver Salties.

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Participant Declaration

A Waiver for participants to site and sign upon registration.

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Guidance for Clubs to Implement SS – Flow Chart

This flow chart outlines the steps required for clubs to implement a successful Silver Salties program.

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Engaging External Providers

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.

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How to use the online management system

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.

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Letter to Club Committee

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.

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Case Study Template 

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.

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Example Online Certificate

This example gives clubs an understanding about what participants will automatically receive online when they complete a Silver Salties.

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