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Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Environment and Sustainable Development

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.
 
693 Senior Citizens Associations in Mauritius and 66 in Rodrigues are affiliated with the Council and group some 86,000 and 1,900 Senior Citizens respectively.
 
            Membership by district and by urban/rural areas respectively is as follows:
 
Membership by District as at June 2015
District
No. of SCAs
No. of Members
Black River
35
3,016
Flacq
98
11,,257
Grand-Port
57
9,590
Lower Plaines Wilhems (Quatre Bornes, Rose-Hill, Beau Bassin)
130
11,735
Moka
53
8,664
Pamplemousses
45
8,745
Port-Louis
73
7,664
Rivière du Rempart
48
7,147
Savanne
26
5,800
Upper Plaines Wilhems (Phoenix, Curepipe, Vacoas)
128
12,261
TOTAL
693
85,879
Rodrigues
66
1,892
 
 
-           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 & Reform Institutions

§  Ministry of Arts and Culture

§  National Computer Board

 
-           FUNDING

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

§  Subscription fees from members.
 
 
-           CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

            The Airports of Mauritius (AML), under the CSR Programme, provides a support to the    Council for the implementation of projects for the elderly.
 
 
 
-           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


 

 

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