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Population ageing is an undeniable global phenomenon, bringing along quite some challenges to our economy, social welfare, labour market, and healthcare systems, yet it is a futuristic experience travelling into the unknown as the global population is ageing and living longer than ever in history; and us, the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) is committed to enable our elderly to age-in-place for an active, meaningful, purposeful and healthy life in their golden years.
Being a “housing laboratory” for over 70 years, the work of the HKHS has been guided by a vision for a future in which elderly can age with joy and dignity, that we are dedicated to provide"a Home more than a Living Space" to our seniors. Our housing projects are comprehensively designed to provide holistic support for quality living to elderly residents comprising home safety, social support, and partnered health care support.
In addition to providing senior housing and services in our own estates, we assist elderly in the community at large to age-in-place through public education at the Elderly Resources Centre. We as well established the Living Lab in Gerontechnology for Age-Friendly Home to serve as an intermediary platform for transforming age-friendly concept into practical home solutions through co-creations with cross-generational and cross-sectoral partnership.
Biography of speaker
Dr Carmen Ng
General Manager (Elderly Services), Hong Kong Housing Society
Dr Carmen Ng is currently the General Manager (Elderly Services) of the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), overseeing the elderly housing and related services to facilitate the elderly to age in place.
Before joining HKHS, Dr Ng had been the Head of Consumer Education of the Consumer Council, Secretary-General of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund of the Labour and Welfare Bureau, Executive Director of the HK Alzheimer’s Disease Association, and Chief Operating Officer of the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, where she had developed new service models in response to the changing needs of the elderly and the society at large. She obtained her Master of Social Science (Aging and Health) degree in 2000 and a PhD degree in Social Work in 2019 in the University of Hong Kong. To further her training in social entrepreneurship, she had completed the Stanford Executive Program on Social Entrepreneurship in July 2010.