The PA runs a wide range of programmes to encourage a healthy and vibrant life. These include activities for singles, couples, young parents, grandparents and men to promote family bonds.
The PA started the Family Life Champion programme in 2005 to promote community support for family formation and celebrate family life. 87 Family Life Champions (FLCs), who are grassroots leaders, organise a myriad of programmes to bridge the different generations and foster closer inter-generational ties. Family-focused activites and interest groups for key family segments include mass solemnisations and renewal of marriage vows for soon-to-wed and married couples, parenting workshops, and baby shows, sports activities as well as kite-flying interest groups for 3-generational familes. Besides creating opportunities for familes to spend quaility time together and build a stronger relationship, these programmes also help to reinforce the joy of having an extended family and social network.
Visit the Family Life Champions' Facebook page to find out more about our programmes!
Senior Citizens’ Executive Committees (SCECs)
PA Senior Citizens’ Executive Committees (SCECs) is the largest seniors’ network in Singapore. Through this network, the SCEC plans and organises a wide array of activities and courses to enrich the life experiences of senior citizens. There are sports and dance activities that are specially designed to help participants stay fit and healthy. There are also courses that fulfill the pursuit of lifelong learning by offering skills to pick up a new language, improve one's cooking, and even explore the possibilities of computer technology. It aims to engage and empower seniors to lead active, healthy and meaningful lives in the community. For more information on courses and activities, please visit your nearest CC
PA Wellness Programme
The PA Wellness Programme offers those aged 50 and above opportunities to take part in activities to help them remain mentally, physically and socially active.
The objective of the PA Wellness Programme is to get seniors to take charge of their own health by participating in the myriad of programmes and activities in the Community Club (CC), Residents' Committee (RC) and Neighbourhood Committee (NC) so that more seniors can continue to enjoy a high quality of life for as long as possible.
The PA Wellness Programme's focus is on three areas. They include:
- seniors going for health screening so as to know their health status
- seniors participating in physical activities so as to stay fit and healthy
- seniors participating in CC, RC and NC programmes so as to stay socially engaged.
Residents found to be with risk conditions will be encouraged to see their General Practitioner and take part in the various programmes offered by PA, while those without risk conditions can maintain their good health by participating in the many activities and interest groups under the PA Wellness Programme. Seniors can also form strong social networks with other seniors so that they will look out for one another.
To find out more about the PA Wellness Programme, please contact your nearest Wellness Site.
The PA, through its network of Women’s Executive Committees, encourages women to lead active lives and contribute to the community.
The Women’s Executive Committees (WEC) organise activities and programmes to galvanise women from all walks of life to promote community bonding, nurture the young, and help the less fortunate. There are WECs located at each of the Community Clubs islandwide. Besides building stronger bonds amongst women of all races, WEC activities and programmes engage women and their families so as to meet their needs and interests as well as to create opportunities for women to participate in community and national affairs.
Our WECs also organise interest groups to encourage women with common interests to meet regularly, exchange ideas, network, mingle and make new friends. There are many interest groups ranging from parenting, beauty and fitness to culinary and travel. You are welcomed to explore and visit any of our many interest groups to find one that suits you.
The WECs are guided by the Women's Integration Network (WIN) Council. Besides offering national-level events, the WIN Council runs programmes such as the GRACE (GRoom-A-Child-to-Excel) Mentorship Programme which nurtures young girls from lower-income families and Citi-Tsao Financial Education Programme for Women to equip women with financial management knowledge.
GRACE Mentorship Programme
The GRACE (GRoom-A-Child-to-Excel) Mentorship Programme enables preteen girls (aged between 7 and 12 years old) to develop their potential with given opportunities from their community. Under this programme, the WIN Council members together with their WECs will be mentors to the girls who come from low household income families.
The unique feature of this programme is that the whole WEC will help to mentor these girls assigned to them, rendering help to these girls in their studies, enrolling them in enrichment courses at the Community Clubs to develop their academic and non-academic talents and involve them in community activities (such as bringing them for outdoor excursions).
CITI-Tsao Financial Education Programme
The Citi-Tsao Financial Education Programme was launched in April 2008 to help Singaporean women manage their finances better. It aims to provide practical suggestions for understanding how many works and how these women can take charge of their finances to be financially independent such that they can have a clear financial plan for their own old age. The 20-session programme is available at selected CCs.
For more information about programmes by WECs and WIN Council visit, our Facebook page or call 6340 5297.