Aug 2017 - Jan 2018

Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project - Tai O Age-friendly Community


Organisation:Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association Tai O Community Work Office

Key components:
  • Train housewives, retired persons or other community members to be volunteers and teach them the concept of age-friendly community, and how to conduct home environment assessment for elderly people.
  • Conduct preliminary safety assessment on home environment and electricity for elderly households in Tai O by the trained volunteers through door-to-door home visits and questionnaires, and conduct home modification work after detailed evaluation on home environment and inspection on electricity by occupational therapists, electricians or home repair workers.
  • Organise talks to provide information on home safety to elderly people in the district and offer elderly for selling some products.
  • Engage elderly people to discuss the community issues, their causes, ways of improvement and follow-up actions, and consolidate the opinions and suggestions for relaying to relevant government departments or District Council members for follow-up.

AFC domains:
Communication & Information
Number of direct beneficiaries:275 people

Approved funding:$166,600

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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