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Needs and our approach

According to the Hong Kong government, the number of elderly people over 65 years old is 980,000, approximately 14% of the total population. This number is projected to increase to 2.56 million, or 30% of the population, by the year 2041. 

 

As people go from young-old to old-old, their physical, emotional, and social needs increase. For example, normal household chores become increasingly difficult. A fall can send the elderly to the hospital for weeks and eventually devastate their health. As children move out and old friends pass on, they become increasingly isolated socially. 

 

The mission of our Elderly Programme is to help Hong Kong’s single elderly people age healthily and with dignity. We achieve this by recruiting, training, and organizing volunteers to carry out the Fall Prevention and Fulfill a Wish Programmes.  Our largest outreach event, the annual Volunteers for Senior Day, has over 2,000 volunteers serving about 1,000 elderly on a single day.

 

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