Jun 2017 - Dec 2017

Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project - Fun with Elderly and Youth

District:Sha Tin

Organisation:Hong Kong Children and Youth Services

Key components:
  • Recruit 30 teenagers, 12 young-old mentors and 3 elderly supervisors to take part in a workshop on young elderly mentors, aiming at equipping the young-olds to become volunteer mentors and take part in the programme together with street teenagers.
  • Teenagers and young-old mentors to join the volunteers training camp and learn about the challenges and needs of the underprivileged elderly through games and activities. Young-olds will act as mentors to share their life experiences to teenagers.
  • Teenagers and young-old mentors to jointly develop an intergenerational volunteer platform, with training courses on home maintenance, volunteer pet caring, and haircutting for the elderly.
  • Provide home-based support services for elderly households in the district by home cleaning and maintenance team, volunteer pet caring team, and elderly haircutting team.
  • Organise an award presentation ceremony cum sharing session at the end of the programme to recognise the participation of the teenagers, young-old mentors and elderly supervisors.

AFC domains:
Civic Participation & Employment
Respect & Social Inclusion
Social Participation
Number of direct beneficiaries:191 people

Approved funding:$214,500

Initiated and funded by:


Project partners:

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Lingnan University
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
  • Sau Po Centre on Ageing
  • Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies
  • Research Centre for Gerontology and Family Studies
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