Aug 2019 - Apr 2021

Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project – Walk the City for Active Ageing

Organisation:Christian Family Service Centre

Key components:
  • Recruit elderly people to design 12 walking routes across the territory under the themes of "Health", "Resources", "Fun" and "Social", which are suitable for elderly walking and target to motivate older people to go out and keep connected with the community.
  • Train young-olds aged 50 or above as "Walk Leaders" and equip them with the knowledge of proper walking posture and the skills of coordinating and leading walking tours. The Walk Leaders will assist in organising walking tours for small groups of elderly people in the community on a regular basis, in order to encourage the elderly to develop a walking habit to maintain health.
  • Develop electronic maps for the walking routes on mobile application and produce walking routes guide for promoting the various walking routes and age-friendly messages to the general public. 
  • Organise opening ceremony to introduce the programme details and closing ceremony to share the programme achievements respectively, as well as promote the benefits of walking and encourage the elderly to develop a life-long habit of doing exercise.

AFC domains:
Community Support & Health Services
Implementation period:From August 2019

Number of direct beneficiaries:
4,410 persons

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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