Love and Care for the Elderly Visit 「關懷長者獻愛心」長者探訪

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

Date 27 June 2013 (Thu)
Location Cho Yiu Chuen, Lai King
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 30
No. of Service Recipients 70

With the population of elderly increasing in Hong Kong, the number of residents aged 60 or above now accounts for approximately 32% of some 90,000 public housing tenants. To address this issue, the Housing Society launched the “Ageing-in-Place” (AIP) Scheme to allow elderly tenants to “age-in-place” by providing support services through a “one-stop” support network. The Scheme was piloted at Cho Yiu Chuen last year.

HKUST volunteers participated in home visits to meet and greet elders in support of this program. The volunteers chatted with the elderly about many topics, even personal life stories. The volunteers also brought along care packages for the elders, sponsored by the HSBC Share-To-Care Volunteer Campaign.

 
Volunteers on their way to visit the elders
 
Look at their smiles!
 
We all enjoyed the service!