Jockey Club “Plan & Go” Active Ageing Programme for young retirees concluded successfully
Sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (the Trust), Jockey Club “Plan & Go” Active Ageing Programme, which was launched 3 years ago to help young retirees to stay active after retirement, successfully concluded at the end of Oct. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the trainees had an unstoppable enthusiasm to organise the closing ceremony and share their learning outcomes with the public through live broadcasts.
39 trainees participated in the ceremony with performance included drama, ukulele playing, a cappella singing etc. A short film was also played, showing the diversified activities they joined in the past 3 years, such as printmaking, nature therapy, and traditional costumes dress-up workshop.
One of the trainees shared how he discovered his interest in gardening through the programme. Not only does his new hobby help him stay positive, but also allows him to make good use of his own experience in different volunteer activities and bring happiness to others.
Mr. Silas Poon, Service Director (Elderly Service) of the Association, appreciated the support from the Trust which made “Plan & Go” successful and brought brand new learning experience to the young retirees. He also praised the trainees for accepting new challenges and eagerly sharing innovative ideas with family and friends. “A person must have a dream to be motivated,” he added. To continue the good work, Mr. Poon announced at the ceremony that the Trust has pledged to continue its support for the Association to launch another three-year programme targeting young retirees. The programme is expected to start early next year. For details, please follow “Plan & Go” Facebook Page or contact Y Evergreen Learning Center at 2700 1600.