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SUGGESTED STEPS FOR CLUBS


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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION


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.

EDUCATION


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Presentation 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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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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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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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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Club FAQs

A summary of frequently asked questions by clubs including information about membership, insurance, funding and other support.

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2020 Highlights and 2021 Plans

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!

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SAFETY INFORMATION

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Safety and Risk Management

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.

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Risk Assessment Checklist

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.

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Water Safety Requirements (Surf Programs)

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.

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Participant Minimum Capabilities for SS Pool and Surf Programs

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.

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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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Silver Salties Logos

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.

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Presentation to potential 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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A3 Poster template – blank

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.

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A3 Poster template with headings

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.

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A4 Poster/flyer – Word version

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.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT


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Seed Grant

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.

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Invoice Template for Seed Grant

An example invoice clubs could send to SLSA for the $500 Seed Grant including information required by SLSA.

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65+ Target Grant

A summary of the grants available to clubs when they complete a Silver Salties program which involves participants aged 65+.

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Invoice Template for 65+ Target Grant 

An example invoice clubs could send to SLSA for the 65+ Target Grant including information required by SLSA.

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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, including a waiver, 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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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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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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How to use the online management system – Program completion

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.

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How to use the online management system – Participants and Events

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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