Ain Society Welcomes the Elderly
Since April 2013, there has been a total of 244 seniors who came to Ain Society to join Serenity Active Golden Ageing (SAGA) programmes. Among them, about 25 or 10% of them come to Serenity Social Service Centre (SSSC) to attend the weekly Life-Long-Learning or 3L programmes regularly.
The weekly programmes focus on three main domains of the seniors namely: Physical Fitness session on Monday from 9:00am to 11:00am, Mental Enrichment classes on Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and Spiritual Empowerment outings on Wednesday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
The Leadership Development
To-date, there are a total of 13 seniors signed up as SAGA team leaders. These leaders adopt the concept of 3 self-movement such as: Self-organized, Self-managed & Self-support in executing all activities. They perform their duties independently and respectively in managing the weekly programme. In addition, 2 seniors who are qualified professional counselling therapists signed up as philanthropic professionals, assisting in the development of the newly established Ain Metamorphosis Counselling Centre.
Since April 2015, SAGA is intensively training a core group of seniors learning to run two types of 2 hourly programmes learning how to sustain physical fitness and enrich mental well-being. Objectively, the core group of seniors who named themselves as Ain SAGA Ambassador (ASA) will outreach to other elderly centres facilitating these two programmes starting from April 2016.
The SAGA programmes continue to advocate the seniors to live an active-ageing lifestyle with the concept of 3 Self-movement and by the 3L programmes covering 3 domains of the well-being of the seniors. SAGA also motivated and empowered the senior leaders to contribute to Ain society by dedicating their time and talents in participating in the events & projects of Ain Society. Nevertheless, the Ain SAGA Ambassadors are also preparing themselves for outreach mission. All these are to realize the aspiration of SAGA in Meritocracy With Passion.