Sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Association’s Sai Wan Social Centre for the Elderly implemented “Jockey Club Place for Healthy Ageing, Share Space for Caring Community Intergeneration Project”. An event was held to showcase the project result lately.
The lack of space has always been a problem in Hong Kong. It also limits the development of social services. Hence, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust sponsored Sai Wan Social Centre to implement “Jockey Club Place for Healthy Ageing”. By working with its partner, HKYWCA Western District Integrated Social Service Centre and Chi Fu Baptist Church, the elderly centre has more space and facilities to organise activities for the elderly, for example magic, chair dance, make up classes, etc. Sustainable development, transgenerational harmony, culture preservation and health promotion are the major foci of the initiative. Not only do the elderly enjoy larger space for learning new skills, they can now keep themselves up-to-date about social trends by joining the youngsters.
The Association was honored to have Dr. Lam Ching Choi, SBS, JP, Chairman of Elderly Commission, and representatives from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, including Ms. Imelda Chan, Head of Charities, Ms. Wong Yu Wah, Senior Charities Manager and Mr. Ma Cheuk Kin, Assistant Charities Manager, in our Western District Integrated Social Service Centre. The guests watched the chair dance and singing performance by the elderly, and enjoyed snacks made by elderly and young people together after visiting the baking class.
Participants were happy to learn new knowledge and discover their talents through the classes. They also mentioned having a larger social circle, especially with the younger generation, who bring them energy.