Lingnan University held an Active Ageing Carnival for Promoting Healthy Ageing
29 Nov 2018
The Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS), Lingnan University held an Active Ageing Carnival on 29 November 2018 at Jackie Chan Gymnasium of Lingnan University to promote healthy ageing. The carnival includes physical fitness assessment, physical fitness exercises, booth games and health consultation. The carnival aims to enable the elderly to have a better understanding of their physical condition as well as to advocate the benefits of regular exercises.
The carnival is part of the community services of the Jockey Club Intergenerational Communication and Health Promotion Programme (“JCICHP”). Prof. MOK Ka-ho, Joshua, Vice-President of Lingnan University and Principle Investigator of the JCICHP interacted with and cheered for the organization representatives, elderly participants and ambassadors onsite. Over 400 elderly from 10 District Elderly Community Centres, Neighbourhood Elderly Centres and Elder Academies in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long districts took part in the carnival (including Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Yan Oi Tong Woo Chung District Elderly Community Centre, Yan Chai Hospital Wan Shing Memorial Social Centre For The Elderly, Yan Chai Hospital Mrs Tsang Wing Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Tuen Mun Elder Academy, Ching Chung Rev. Hau Po Woon Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Pok Oi Hospital Chan Ping Memorial Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, New Territories West Elder Academies Cluster, Yau On Lutheran Centre for the Elderly and Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Tuen Mun District Integrated Services Centre for the Elderly). Nearly 100 ambassadors from Yuen Long Catholic Secondary School and LingnanU Elder Academy contributed their efforts throughout the carnival. Coaches from Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China and Student Services Centre of Lingnan University provided professional services in physical fitness assessment and health consultation as well as facilitated in leading physical fitness exercises. Their support and participation made the success of the carnival.
Jockey Club Intergenerational Communication and Health Promotion Programme (“JCICHP”) is a 3-year programme funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity Trust and initiated by the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies of Lingnan University in the beginning of 2017. There are two key components in the programme – ambassador training and community service – to enhance the physical and psychosocial well-being of the elderly with the focus on prevention of fall and deterioration of cognitive function. In addition, the JCICHP aims to promote intergenerational community and solidarity through various activities. For further details, please visit the project website at: http://jcichp.hk/zh/.