The CGS is a pioneering project in Egypt . It is working at changing the prevailing belief that old age is the age of inability and helplessness and to provide new means of making old age a continuation of a worthwhile productive life .

The overall purpose of the CGS is to enhance the physical, spiritual, mental and psychological well-being of the elderly and provide a new and healthy outlook concerning old age.
 It advocates a holistic approach to caring for the elderly by enhancing both their physical and their spiritual well-being and helping them to become involved in appropriate activities