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Baseline Assessment

Methodology

To assess the level of age-friendliness of districts, both quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed, i.e. questionnaire surveys and focus group interviews. The baseline assessment was conducted in eight pilot districts -- Sha Tin, Tai Po, Central and Western, Wan Chai, Islands, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong, from July 2015 to February 2016. With the extension of the project to 18 districts of Hong Kong, baseline assessments of the other 10 districts are planned to be commenced in the first quarter of 2017.

Questionnaire Surveys

A structured questionnaire was designed based on the Age-Friendly City Framework and Guideline of the World Health Organization (WHO). Respondents are asked to rate the age-friendly items on a 6-point Likert scale (1 = “strongly disagree”, 6=”strongly agree”). The higher the score, the higher the perceived level of age-friendliness on the item(s) being measured. Demographic data of respondents are also collected to conduct statistical analyses. It is aimed to collect at least 500 successful samples in each district.

Focus Group Interviews

Apart from the collection of quantitative data, baseline assessments also include five focus group interviews in each district to gain a more in-depth understanding on the perception of residents towards the age-friendliness of their community and to identify areas for improvement. The interview questions were adapted from the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Project Methodology, also known as the Vancouver Protocol (2007).


Findings of baseline assessment

Sha Tin

Sha Tin


Data were collected from

519 questionnaires & 45 focus group participants

As revealed by questionnaire survey results,
mean scores of eight domains of age-friendly city (“AFC”) are:

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Remarks:
.Survey participants were asked to rate 53 items of eight AFC domains on a 6-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 6 (strongly agree) to indicate the extent to which they perceive age-friendly features in the district they live.
.The higher the score, the higher the perceived level of age-friendliness on the item(s) being measured.



Key observations

Strengths in age-friendliness

Domains with highest mean scores:

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Affordable fare due to the Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities
Diverse transportation choices for older people
Extensive public transport network
Close to natural environment and parks
Spacious outdoor areas
Sufficient green spaces


Room for improvement in age-friendliness

Domains with lowest mean scores:

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Insufficient and inaccessible burial sites
Unfriendly General Out-patient Clinic Telephone Appointment System
Costly medical fees particularly for older people aged 60-69 who are not eligible for The Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme
Delay medical treatment owing to long waiting time of government clinics
Limited community care services
Glass ceiling for elderly job seekers
Inability to fully utilise the experience and ability of older people in some voluntary work


Baseline Assessment Report

To view the baseline assessment report of Sha Tin, please click here


What's New

Ambassador Activity – Certificate Presentation Ceremony (Kwai Tsing, North & Sai Kung)
19 January 2018
Launch Ceremony of the Second Phase of Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project
28 November 2017
Launch Ceremony of the Second Phase of Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project
28 November 2017
Ambassador Activity - Training Workshop (Kwai Tsing)
16 November 2017