Research promoting productive ageing receive funding from Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
The Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies has recently received funding awarded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to engage in community service and applied research in promoting productive ageing in Hong Kong.
The Intergenerational Communication and Health Promotion Programme was granted HK$8.8 million by the Trust to raise the awareness about active ageing, healthy living and nurture intergenerational solidarity in Hong Kong through young and old partnership. The Project starts from January 2017 with a strong research team being lined up to engage young people and the elderly to form small teams as ambassadors to promote health, conduct early prevention and intervention through various collaborations, and cultivate intergenerational harmony in the community of Tuen Mun and Yuen Long.
Another major grant of HK$7.12 million was awarded to the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies by the Trust for conducting the second phase of the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project for four years commencing from January 2017. The research team of Lingnan University will collaborate and work closely with three other local universities including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Hong Kong to promote age-friendly city across different districts of Hong Kong. The Lingnan research team will conduct baseline assessment studies, organise training and district engagement activities, and provide professional support in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long.