"The PAP.SG is an interest group, not a group of old people. It is a group which will champion elderly causes. It will work on issues which affect the lives of our elderly - their quality of life, their care and security; which it will work with PCF to pilot new solutions to eldercare needs; and which will engage senior party activists, so we can use their experience to mentor younger officers."
- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Party Convention 2013
To signal our Party's intent to focus and care for the growing population of elderly in Singapore.
The group will focus on:
a) Advocacy for cross-cutting issues that impact on our elders' quality of life, care and security
b) Activities and actions to promote volunteerism and active contributions to the community, especially in the care of the elderly; and
c) Maintain links with senior party activists and leverage on their experience to mentor new activists where suitable
"Our seniors have played a crucial role in Singapore's development but they face issues and challenges intrinsic to a rapidly ageing society. Hence, it is timely that we form PAP.SG to act as their sounding board to the government."
-Halimah Yacob, Chairman, PAP.SG
With Singapore facing an ageing population, more need to be done to help those suffering from severe age-old disabilities and also their families.
The place will serve as a venue for contemplation and reflection.
In support of Jubilee Budget, PAP.SG proposes measures to enhance benefits in several areas.
Long-time party members are valued.
The improved policies crystallise the PAP's core beliefs.