While many viewed life after retirement as the "twilight era" of an individual's life or a time to "slow down", SAGE strives to prove otherwise - that life begins after retirement, and that old age should not be viewed as a barrier to a senior citizen's ability to participate actively or to contribute positively to society.
Under the able leadership of its president, Mr. Chin Sek Ham, SAGE organises a myriad of activities to foster companionship between its members beside championing the cause and rights of senior citizens.
Typical SAGE activities consist of escapades (or educational trips) to local places of interest and neighbouring countries, Get-Together functions, and even evening walks at local parks.
Its educational trips have taken hundreds of members to places like Phuket, Haadyai, Cameron Highlands, Kelantan, Ipoh, Batu Gajah, Kaki Bukit, and Padang Besar. The trips are usually overland tours by air-conditioned coach, at low budget and high on fellowship and fun.
SAGE's Get-Together functions are seldom sedate or formal events, resembling more party-like with good food, dancing, singing and lucky draws.
Among the issues SAGE has voiced out on are those of proper housing ("granny complex") for the elderly, budget adjustments for pensioners, establishment of Getriatric Hospital in Penang, and the formation of cooperatives for senior citizens.
Since its founding in 1988, the society has grown to a total of 450 members today.