Society for WINGS (“WINGS”) was registered in 2007 under the Societies Act (Chapter 311). The Society is a charity registered under the Charities Act since 1 March 2008. It has been granted an Institution of a Public Character (“IPC”) status since 1 May 2014. “WINGS” is an abbreviation for “ Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully ”.
Ageing well. Living well.
WINGS empowers women to age well, fulfilling their aspirations by being socially engaged, staying healthy, being financially secure and embracing enriching experiences.
WINGS was formed to serve women aged 40 and above because they face more vulnerabilities than men as they age. Studies have shown that women tend to outlive men but suffer from worse health in later years and many end up living alone. Older women have higher rates of depression and Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia which contribute to their disability. Older women also tend to be poorer, with less savings and CPF balance than men.