Religious organisations recognised for efforts to promote active ageing
- POSTED: 10 Jan 2014 19:52
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Thirty religious organisations were recognised on Thursday for their efforts to promote active ageing among seniors.
SINGAPORE: Thirty religious organisations were recognised on Thursday for their efforts to promote active ageing among seniors.
They were awarded with plaques by the Council for Third Age (C3A).
C3A started collaborating with the organisations to reach out to more seniors, after dialogue sessions last year identified gaps in outreach efforts.
The Council worked with the organisations to conduct programmes such as self defence tactics for seniors, traditional chinese medicine and talks on finance.
The Council said the collaboration has benefited about 4,000 seniors.
Guest of honour, Mr Heng Chee How, who is chairman of the Active Ageing & Employability Sub-Committee, said recent data showed more than 1.2 million people aged 45 years and above belong to religious groups.
Mr Heng said: "One of the studies… showed that 50 per cent of seniors attend religious service of some kind each week. So this allows greater opportunity for interaction, and especially for seniors to stay connected to one another, and to the wider society as they continue to engage in activities that are organised by their religious organisations for them."