Gate Painting @ Cho Yiu Estate 祖堯安居樂油遊

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

Date 7 July 2014 (Sat)
Location Cho Yiu Chuen, Lai King
No. of Volunteers Participated (Person-time) 16
No. of Service Recipients 45

With the increasing population of elderly 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.

HKUST volunteers participated in the scheme on a sunny Saturday afternoon and assisted revamping the gates of the elders. During the visits, they were able to chat with the elders on their daily encounters, and more importantly, helping them in improving their living conditions by re-painting the gates.

 

We are energetic!

 

Volunteers learning some techniques on gate painting

     
 

Volunteers carefully re-painting the iron gates

 

Great teamwork!