LU signs MoU with Culture Homes and Forward Living to improve community care for the elderly and make Hong Kong an age-friendly city
20 Dec 2021
To encourage Hong Kong’s development of an age-friendly city, Lingnan University (LU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Culture Homes and Forward Living today (20 December). It aims to motivate LU faculty members and students to move off campus and learn to understand the society’s real needs, so as to solve social problems with their professional knowledge and networks.
The MoU was signed by Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of LU, Ms Stephanie Law Kai-nin, Managing Director of Culture Homes Healthcare Company Limited, and Ms Queenie Man Wei-yin, Managing Director of Forward Living Management Limited on behalf of their respective organisations. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr Alexander Law, Chairman of Yu Tai Hing Company Limited and CTL Group, and the founder of Culture Homes Healthcare Company Limited and his wife.
In his address, Prof Mok said that LU shares the common objective with Culture Homes and Forward Living of assisting older adults who have made invaluable contributions to society over the past half-century to lead a fulfilling life and providing them with a quality living environment. “By signing this MoU, we aim to promote the importance of lifelong learning and active ageing, and bring positive impacts to all parties by offering students internship opportunities, promoting Chinese medicine, fostering innovation and gerontechnology development, and facilitating research collaboration, so that more elderly people can continue to participate in social activities with students and the common goal of promoting intergenerational coalition can be achieved,” he said.
Under the MoU, both parties will increase their collaboration in areas including the study, promotion, and implementation of traditional Chinese medicine, life-long learning opportunities for senior residents, research on ageing issues, placement opportunities for students, and social innovation and gerontechnology.