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COUNCIL FOR THIRD AGE

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About

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What does COUNCIL FOR THIRD AGE do?

The Council for Third Age (C3A) is a Singapore-based organization that promotes active ageing through public education, outreach, and partnerships. They aim to make active ageing a way of life by fostering a society where seniors live full, active, and meaningful lives. C3A administers the National Silver Academy (NSA) and the Silver Volunteer Fund (SVF), providing learning opportunities for senior citizens and promoting work opportunities within their community.

Founded

2008

People

kwok wui san, ng cher pong, charlene chang e-ching (charlene zhang yijing), cheong hee kiat, lau wei peng patrick, tan thean oon dennis, han soon lang, cheah weng kee noel, hamidul haq, jai arya

Causes

No PovertyHealth & Wellness

Highlights

  • Registered Charity
  • Established since 2008
  • Published yearly Annual Reports

Society Impact

  • Promoting active ageing as a way of life, encouraging seniors to lead full and meaningful lives.
  • Providing opportunities for lifelong learning through National Silver Academy (NSA), offering various courses from universities, polytechnics, arts institutions, ITE, and community-based organizations.
  • Encouraging senior volunteerism by administering the Silver Volunteer Fund (SVF) as part of the Action Plan for Successful Ageing initiatives.
  • Enhancing different dimensions of wellness among seniors through various C3A's initiatives and platforms, promoting a holistic approach to ageing.
  • Creating an inclusive society where seniors are valued as integral members, fostering social engagement and keeping them in touch with current affairs.
  • Addressing the

Donation Income

Program Expense Ratio

This is the percentage of the charity's total expenses that are spent on its core programs. A higher percentage suggests that more money is going directly to the cause, rather than being spent on administrative or fundraising expenses.