APIAS at Lingnan University Participating in Joint University Age-friendly City Project
Brief information of your project:
Lingnan University’s Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) is one of the four gerontology research institutes in Hong Kong awarded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. This project aims to develop an age-friendly community, promote public awareness and encourage community participation.
The project aims to assess the age-friendliness of the eight pilot districts in eight domains suggested by World Health Organization, namely social participation; transportation; communication and information; outdoor spaces and buildings; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; housing; and community support and health services. The project has shed light on three priority directions for action, namely building Hong Kong into a more age-friendly city for people of different ages; encouraging the elderly to participate in community activities; and promoting social inclusion.
Under the project, APIAS is responsible for conducting baseline assessment studies, arranging training activities and providing other professional support in the four districts of Tsuen Wan, Islands District, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long.
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List of publications, books, articles in the media:
The design of the “Age-friendly Tour” card game refers to the baseline assessment of Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project, combined with the current situation of Hong Kong society. Players are able to understand the eight domains of age-friendly city and the level of age-friendliness in Hong Kong through playing this game. Please click to view the introduction of “Age-friendly Tour”. (Chinese Version Only)
Please contact us if you request to obtain a box of “Age-friendly Tour”.
Lingnan University team has manufactured the Ambassador Training Manual to summarize the experiences on training ambassadors in the community over the past four years. This manual aims to enlighten the future development by bringing ambassadors’ thoughts and feedback together. Please click to read the manual. (Chinese Version Only)