Choo Yian TAY currently works as a Manager at the Population Health and Community Transformation office in Yishun Health, under the National Healthcare Group(Singapore). She manages population health related projects from conceptualisation to implementation phases, such as community nursing and community falls prevention programme, in collaboration with other health and social care stakeholders in the community. She holds a Master of Gerontology from the Singapore University of Social Sciences and is passionate about ageing issues and serving the elderly.
Share a Pot: Brewing a Compassionate Society in Singapore
Share a Pot® is a community based project to improve the nutrition of seniors. It is founded on the principles of good nutrition (protein and calcium), coupled with physical activity in a social environment to ‘build bones, brawn (muscle), brain (cognitive reserve) and bonds (social engagement)’. Share a Pot leverages our Asian culture of eating together and fond memories of traditional family reunions around a pot of nutritious home-cooked soup. This encourages seniors to eat better with others, be more active by exercising in a group, and emotionally healthier as they make new friends and contribute as volunteers.
In 2017, Share a Pot contended with more than 150 global submissions to emerge as one of the six winners of the ‘World Design Guide Social Impact Prize’. Share a Pot was recognised for its approach to addressing frailty in modern Singapore.
To date, our community partners have registered over 1300 participants since 2014 and about 700 regularly attend Share a Pot at 25 active sites. Ultimately, Share a Pot hopes to kindle a sense of community and create local communities that give and receive. For more information, visit