Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project
In order to proactively tackle the challenges of the rapidly ageing population, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (“The Trust”) is implementing the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project in partnership with four gerontology research institutes in Hong Kong, including Jockey Club Institute of Ageing of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sau Po Centre on Ageing of The University of Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies of Lingnan University, and Institute of Active Ageing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Trust joins hands with various stakeholders to build Hong Kong into an age-friendly city which can cater for the needs of all ages.
The project aims to build momentum in districts to develop an age-friendly community, recommend a framework for districts to undertake continual improvement, as well as arouse public awareness and encourage community participation.
The key objectives of the project are to:
- Build momentum in districts to develop an age-friendly community through an assessment of their respective age-friendliness;
- Recommend a framework for districts to undertake continual improvement for the well-being of our senior citizens; and
- Arouse public awareness and encourage community participation in building an age-friendly city.