Love and Care to Elderly Living Alone 獨居長者服務計劃 - 長幼牽手樂消遙

Collaborator: Hong Kong Housing Society - Ageing-in-Place Scheme

Date 28 January 2013 (Mon);
29 January 2013 (Tue); &
23 February 2013 (Sat)
Location Cho Yiu Chuen, Lai King
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 79
No. of Service Recipients 150

Connect Ambassadors for Community Engagement (ACE) is a yearlong development program focused peer-to-peer advocacy and community engagement. The program aims to bring together civic-minded students to initiate service learning projects that address genuine community needs and to motivate and lead fellow students to serve the wider community. 

Starting from October 2012, one of the groups from Connect ACE partnered with the Hong Kong Housing Society to serve singleton elders residing in Cho Yiu Chuen, Lai King. Being part of the Ageing-in-Place Scheme coordinated by the Housing Society, ACEs planned a series of activities for the service recipients around Chinese Lunar New Year in 2013.

The activities included assisting in cleaning up homes for the new year, re-painting iron gates, teaching the elders to create festive decorations with simple materials, and finally, ending the program with an interactive Spring Lunch in February 2013. Volunteers participating in the program were highly encouraged to attend all three sessions of the program, strengthening the bond between the elders and the volunteers.

Leaning the basics of painting work
Time to get our hands dirty!
Cleaning the elder's home to welcome the lunar new year
Good work!
Teaching elders to make festive handicrafts
Let's show our team spirit!
Elders enjoying the games during Spring Lunch
We all enjoyed the afternoon!