Institute of Ageing - Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Institute of Ageing

Introduction

In tandem with the vision of the Institute to make Hong Kong an age-friendly city, the Institute has commenced the "Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project" in 2015, which is led by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in partnership with Hong Kong's four gerontology research institutes – The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, The University of Hong Kong Sau Po Centre on Ageing, Lingnan University Asia–Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institute of Active Ageing. Aiming at collaborating with various stakeholders to build an age-friendly Hong Kong, the project is being implemented in 18 districts of Hong Kong.

The Institute is responsible for five districts, namely Kwai Tsing, North, Sai Kung, Sha Tin and Tai Po. The Institute shall conduct baseline assessment in each district through questionnaire survey and focus group interviews based on a common framework of eight domains of age-friendly city set out by the World Health Organization to measure the age-friendliness of districts and identify areas of improvement. The eight domains of age-friendly city are:



The Institute shall work closely with the District Councils concerned and community partners to develop a three-year action plan and implement age-friendly initiatives through district-based programmes. On public education front, the Institute shall provide training to older people and other stakeholders in districts to enhance their understanding of age-friendly city concepts and encourage them to become Ambassadors to spread age-friendly messages in the community.

Please visit the project website at www.jcafc.hk/ and the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HKJCAFC/.



About Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project

Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project -
Activity Highlights of District-based Programmes

JCAFC project leaflet