05 Jun 2019

Jockey Club Age-friendly City Partnership Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony cum Thematic Forum

The first year Award Presentation Ceremony for the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Partnership Scheme was held on 5 June 2019 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with Mr Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology; Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities & Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club ("HKJC"); Dr Lam Ching-choi, Chairman of Elderly Commission; Professor KC Chan, Adjunct Professor of Finance of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and Mr Jasper Tsang, Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Policy Research Institute as the officiating guests, to recognise the outstandingly performed companies and organisations in promoting an age-friendly culture in the past year.

Over 300 guests from business sector, the government, the non-profit sector and other community stakeholders attended the event to show appreciation to the winners of the seven special awards presented at the ceremony, namely Age-friendly Innovation Award, Age-friendly Employer Award, Age-friendly Facilities Award, Age-friendly Collaborator Award, Age-friendly Business Award, Our City's Story Award and "My Favourite City Partnership Scheme" Award.

Following the ceremony was a thematic forum titled "Smart Ageing City and Beyond: Driving Innovation in the Silver Hair Market" to exchange inspiring views on how to drive innovation in Hong Kong's silver hair market. Panellists included Dr Lam Ching-choi, Professor KC Chan, Mr Jasper Tsang and Mr Leong Cheung.

Exhibition was also set up at the venue to showcase the age-friendly practices of the awardees, as well as to introduce the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project, the highlights of district-based programmes and the project achievements.

For more details, please visit the website of Jockey Club Age-friendly City Partnership Scheme.

Activity Highlight Video (Chinese version only):

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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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