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Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity

Senior Citizens Council

 
Senior Citizens Council
2nd Floor, Astor Court, Block A
Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port-Louis, Mauritius
 
Tel: (230) 211-3246                                        Fax: (230) 208-0907          Email: sencico@intnet.mu
 
 
*      Establishment                             
- Status
- Our Vision
- Our Mission
- Activities
- Management
- Membership
- Main Legislations
- Affiliation
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Main Collaborators
- Funding
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Facilities offered to SCAs
 
 
*      Rodrigues
*      Senior Citizens Act
*      Publications
*      Documents needed for affiliation to the Senior Citizens Council
*      Registry of Associations
- Specimen Letter of Application
- Specimen - Notice of Formation
- Specimen - Notice of Address of Office
- Specimen – Minutes of Proceedings
- Specimen – Rules of the Association
- Security Bond
*      Information Sheet on Association
- List of Office Bearers
- List of Members
*      Executive Committee Members &
- Staff of the Senior Citizens Council
 
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*            ESTABLISHMENT
 
            The Senior Citizens Council was established in 1985 under the Senior Citizens Council     Act No.66 of 1985.  It is now governed by the Senior Citizens Council (SCC) Act 1995 (Act 5 of 1995) as subsequently amended by the SCC (Amendment Act) 2011
 
 
-           STATUS
 
            A Corporate Body working under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Security, National                 Solidarity and Reform Institutions.
 
 
-           OUR VISION
           
            Healthy & Active Ageing
 
 
-           OUR MISSION

            To improve the well-being of senior citizens and promote activities and projects for their   welfare with regard to their rights to dignity and independence.


-           ACTIVITIES

(1)   Organise workshops and talks on Ageing issues, Health Care and Nutrition, Legal Counselling Programme, Management of Associations and other themes related to the welfare of senior citizens.
 
(2)   Organise courses in Information Technology for senior citizens.
 
(3)   Organise Quiz, Drama, Dance and Story Telling Competitions.
 
(4)   Motivate Senior Citizens to adhere to Senior Citizens Associations (SCAs).
 
(5)   Advise members in the administration of their associations.
 
(6) Organise exchanges with Senior Citizens Organisations abroad.
 
(7) Organise activities in the context of the National Day and the International Day for       the Elderly.
 
-     MANAGEMENT

The Council is managed and administered by an Executive Committee which comprises a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, 10 elected representatives of member organisations, 3 independent persons and 5 Government officials.

 
-           MEMBERSHIP

Membership to the Council is open to any voluntary organisation catering for senior citizens aged 55 years and above and registered with the Registrar of Associations.
 
781 Senior Citizens Associations in Mauritius and 68 in Rodrigues are affiliated with the Council and group some 99,917 and 2,229 Senior Citizens respectively.
 
            Membership by district and by urban/rural areas respectively is as follows:

Membership by District as at May 2019 

 

District

No. of SCAs

No. of Members

Black River

37

3,977

Flacq

107

13,309

Grand-Port

65

12,750

Lower Plaines Wilhems (Quatre Bornes, Rose-Hill, Beau Bassin)

142

13,595

Moka

59

9,312

Pamplemousses

69

9,585

Port-Louis

75

8,198

Rivière du Rempart

60

9,462

Savanne

30

7,228

Upper Plaines Wilhems (Phoenix, Curepipe, Vacoas)

137

12,501

TOTAL

781

99,917

Rodrigues

68

2,229

 

 

 
-           MAIN LEGISLATIONS FOR PROTECTION AND CARE OF THE ELDERLY

§  The National Pensions Act 1976

§  The Senior Citizens Council Act 1995

§  The Residential Care Homes Act 2003

§  The Protection of Elderly Persons Act 2005

 
-           AFFILIATION

The Council is affiliated with

§  International Federation on Ageing (IFA)

§  Help Age International (HAI)

§  Fédération Internationale des Associations de Personnes Âgées (FIAPA)
 
 
-           MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

For mutual collaboration and sharing of information, knowledge and experience, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Council with:

§  Respect Age International (RAI) – India

§  Senior Citizens Council of Delhi – India

 
-                MAIN COLLABORATORS

§  Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity & Environment & Sustainable Development

§  Ministry of Arts and Culture

§  National Computer Board

§  Ministry of Education

§  Human Rights Commission

§  Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation

      FUNDING

§     Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Environment-

§     Subscription fees from members.

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-           FACILITIES OFFERED TO SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATIONS

§  Annual Grant
 
An annual grant is payable to all SCAs affiliated to the Council as follows:
 
 
Membership
2014 (Rs.)
Up to 49 members
1,210
50 – 100 members
1,570
101 – 200 members
2,055
201 – 300 members
2,415
301 – 400 members
2,780
Over and above 400 members
3,020


·         The Recreational Centres give a better chance to all senior citizens to enjoy a pleasurable two nights’ stay in a hotel-type environment.
 
     
Dr James Burty David Recreational Centre at Pointe aux Sables –
Tel Nos.:    234-1316/234-1384/234-2164
 
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Recreational Centre at Belle-Mare –
Tel Nos.:    415-2385/415-2319
 
Lady Sushil Ramgoolam Recreation Centre at Pointe Aux Piments –
Tel No.:    265-6795




    ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS - SENIOR CITIZEN COUNCIL
 
  • Annual Report 2016 Cover & Index
  • Annual Report 2016 for Legislative Assembly
  • Annual Report and Financial Accounts July 2017 – June 2018
  • Annual Report 2018 to June 2019​
  • Annual Report 1 July 2017 - 30 Jun 2018​
 

RODRIGUES

The Senior Citizens Council works in close collaboration with the Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of Rodrigues and extends the same facilities (provision of annual grant, participation in activities/programmes organised by the Council etc.) to the Rodriguans.  In view of facilitating communication between the two organisations and participation in decision-taking, a representative of the Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of Rodrigues attends the Executive Committee Meetings of the Council alternately every 3 months.

 

PUBLICATIONS

            Quarterly News Bulletin

   The Council issues yearly a News Bulletin to provide information on activities         organized for Senior Citizens.

           - The 5th Issue of the News Bulletin was published in July / August 2015.

           - The 6th Issue was published in March 2016 for period July –December 2015

          - The 7th Issue was published in August 2016 for period January –June 2016 and

          -  The 8th Issue was published in May 2017

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       EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS AS AT JUNE 2019

 

S.N

NAME AND ADDRESS

STATUS

PHONE/ MOB NOS

1

Mr Hanslall Seebaruth, MSK

Royal Road, Moka

Chairperson

433 4472

5-774 5519

2

Mrs Raseeda Bibi Hossenbaccus

76 Gladstone Street, Rose Hill

Vice-Chairperson

464 6588

5-868 7349

3

Mrs S.D.Gujadhur-Nowbuth

Deputy Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Social Security, NS & Environment & SD

Representative of the Ministry of Social Security, NS & Environment-

208 6628

4

Dr (Mrs) Y. Soopal-Lutchmun
Director, Medical Unit, Ministry of Social Security Social Security House, Moka Road, Rose Hill

Director, Medical Unit

Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and E.

465 3363

5-258 4576

5-923 3951

5

Mrs J.  Coonjan

Representative of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life

201 3488

208 1140

6

Mr A.K. Ujoodha

Representative of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare

405 3316

akujoodha@govmu

7

Mrs Sewrany Gowrydoss
Assistant Permanent Secretary

Representative for Ministry  of Rodrigues

201 1006

8

Mrs Bibi Saberah Abbasmamode

9, Patna Street,

Port Louis

District Representative -

Port Louis

242 0436

5-253 1720

  9

Mr Breejanand Doobraz

Rustom Road, Bel Air

District Representative -
Flacq

419 7314

5750 1474

10

Mr Harrydeo Hurdyal

Royal Road, Petite Rivière

District Representative -
Black River

233 5192

5-250 6162

11

Mrs Oormeela Jawaheer

43, Saint Paul Road, Phoenix

District Representative-
Upper Plaines Wilhems

698  3032
5-767 2865

12

Mr Gooroocharan Dookhit

8 La Comete Street

Roche Brunes, Beau Basssin

District Representative-
Lower Plaines Wilhems

5763 1143

13

Mr Raj Tarachand

Avenue Chouette, Morcellement St Antoine Goodlands

District Representative Member -Rivière du Rempart

5755 4361

14

Mr Vengrasamy Rungasamy

Tamil Temple Street, Souillac

District Representative  Member - Savanne

625 5545

5-711 6470

15

Mr Hoolassoo Seenarain

Seenarain Avenue, Notre Dame, Montagne Longue

District Representative- Pamplemousses

245 2835

5-786 9770

16

Mr Jaylall Mattarooa

Mattarooa Road

Camp Thorel

District Representative -

 Moka

5774 4242

17

Mr Guidharry Juggessur

Royal Road, Union Park

Nouvelle France

District Representative -

 Grand Port  

677 8649

5256 9378

18

Mr Mohammad Javed Soyfoo

Blk C3, Military Road, Cité Martial, Port Louis

Independent Member

216 2485

5-759 5493

19

Miss M. B. Mactoom

66 Labourdonnais  Street, Port Louis

Independent Member

212 6799

213 1733

5-786 6467

 

 The Staff of the Senior Citizens Council comprises:
 

         ·         1 Administrative Secretary

           ·         1 Assistant Secretary

           ·         3 Clerk / Word Processing Operators

           ·         2 Senior Elderly Welfare Assistants

         ·   18 Elderly Welfare Assistants

            ·         1 Office Attendant                                                                    

 

Documents needed for affiliation to the Senior Citizens Council


 1. Copy of Certificate of the Association

2.  Copy of Rules and Regulations of the Association – with stamp of Registrar

     of Association on each page and initials of Secretary of Association on each page

 

     3.  Copy of Security Bond

 

    4.   List of Office Bearers – name, gender, address, I.D. number and phone number

 

    5.   List of all members – name, gender, address, I.D. number and phone number

 

 

                 Procedures to be followed for the registration of Associations

§  Letter of Application

§   Notice of Formation

 

§   Notice of Address of Office

 

§   Minutes of Proceedings

§   Rules and Regulations of the Associations

§   Security Bond

 

§   Information Sheet on Associations/List of Members