Jockey Club Age-friendly City
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has taken a proactive role in tackling the challenges of ageing population, and stipulated building Hong Kong into an age-friendly city as one of the overarching strategic themes. In line with the Trust’s Elderly Strategy, the Trust has adopted a bottom-up and district-based approach to address the issues of an ageing population, and initiated the “Jockey Club Age-friendly City” project.
The Trust partners with Hong Kong’s four gerontology research institutes – the Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Ageing; 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 to implement the project with three key objectives:
- 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 senior citizens
- Arouse public awareness and encourage community participation in building an age-friendly Hong Kong
To learn more about the project, please visit: http://www.JCAFC.hk/.