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Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions

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 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 seminars, workshops and talks on Ageing issues,
          Health Care and Nutrition,Protection of Elderly Persons, Management
          of   Associations and specific themes related to the welfare of senior citizens.

(2)  Run courses in Information Technology for senior citizens.

(3) 
Organise Annual Games Tournaments, Story Telling/Writing Competitions,
          Kitchen and Flower Gardening and Quiz & Drama 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.

(8) Visit centenarians and bedridden senior citizens





-    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, 1 co-opted member 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.

640
Senior Citizens Associations in Mauritius and 60 in Rodrigues are affiliated with the Council and group approx. 77,810 and 1,900 Senior Citizens respectively.

Membership by district and by urban/rural areas respectively is as follows:
   
 
 
 
                                               
A.   Membership by District as at February 2013
                    
 
District
No. of SCAs
No. of Members
Port-Louis
61
7,400
Pamplemousses
49
6,382
Rivière du Rempart
45
6,641
Flacq
88
9,910
Grand-Port
50
8,596
Savanne
26
5,635
Black River
34
2,760
Lower Plaines Wilhems (Quatre Bornes, Rose-Hill, Beau Bassin)
126
11,048
Upper Plaines Wilhems (Phoenix, Curepipe, Vacoas
111
11,632
Moka
50
7,656
TOTAL
640
77,810
 
 
 
           
   B.  Membership by Urban/Rural Areas as at February 2013

URBAN AREA
RURAL AREA
DISTRICT / TOWN
No. of SCAs
No. of Members
DISTRICT
No. of SCAs
No. of Members
 
Port-Louis
61
7,400
Pamplemousses
49
6,499
 
Beau-Bassin
 
36
2,844
Rivière du Rempart
45
6,641
Rose-Hill
32
2,164
Flacq
88
9,910
 
Quatre-Bornes
58
6,040
Grand-Port
50
8,596
 
Vacoas
46
4,024
Savanne
26
5,635
 
Phoenix
17
2,197
Black River
34
2,793
 
Curepipe
48
5,411
Moka
50
7,656
 
Total
298
30,080
 
342
47,730



-    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)

     § H
elp 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) has been
   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

           §   National Computer Board

 
 
-   FUNDING

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

§    Subscription fees from members and fund raising activities.


 
-   CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONBILITY (CSR)

     In 2011, the Council has received from the Airports of Mauritius (AML), 
     under the CSR Programme, a grant-in-aid for the purchase and distribution of:

   
(a)  bedpans and urinals to needy bed-ridden senior citizens, and

    (b) quilts to senior citizens living alone and in receipt of Social Aid

   
In 2012, funds have been made available by the AML for the purchase
    of musical instruments and computer equipment.

 
-   FACILITIES OFFERED TO SCAS

§  Annual Grant
 
      An annual grant is payable to all SCAs affiliated to the Council as follows
                
Rates approved for Annual Grant
 
Membership
2011 (Rs.)
2012 Rs
Up to 49 members
1,150
1,210
50 – 100 members
1,495
1,570
101 – 200 members
1,955
2,055
201 – 300 members
2,300
2,415
301 – 400 members
2,645
2,780
Over and above 400 members
2, 875
3,020
 
 
 
 
 
 
·         The Recreational Centre for Senior Citizens of Pointe-aux-Piments is expected to be operational in 2013.  This will give a better chance to all senior citizens to enjoy a pleasurable two night’ stay in these recreational centres.
 
     The two Recreational Centres which are presently accommodating 
     some 25,000 senior          citizens annually are:
 
§  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


     


 

 

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