YAH! (Young-At-Heart) Community College is a non-profit project by the Marine Parade Family Service Centre to fulfill the aspirations of our senior citizens to pursue lifelong learning in the areas of culture, technology, health and humanities. Through our programmes, the seniors continue further their personal growth, enhance their familial and social relationships and strengthen the sense of connectedness to the community. YAH! is at the heart of realizing our strategic vision to be a social movement to promote positive ageing in Singapore.
YAH!’s philosophy is that true productive ageing must be driven from within and that all seniors have the potential to achieve their own self actualization. We aim to empower seniors to unleash their potentials and to adopt a positive lifestyle in their golden years by contributing to the society. YAH! believes that the widely-held notion of passively involving seniors in various social activities to educate them about active ageing is futile but rather, seniors will only be able to clearly grasp the spirit of active ageing when they practice what they had learnt.