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About us

The Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, founded in 1986 by a group of professionals including geriatricians, nurses, social workers.  physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists and  academics,  was set up with the following objectives:

  • Establish links with gerontology organizations outside Hong Kong  to promote mutual understanding and cooperation;

  • Promote concern on elderly services through cooperation with  other sectors in Hong Kong;

  • Promote development of elderly services in Hong Kong to improve quality of life among elderly people;

  • Promote development of research in gerontology;

  • Promote training and education in gerontology to enhance the quality  of elderly services;

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Council

President

Dr. Edward M.F. Leung

Consultant Geriatrician, Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, United Christian Hospital

Vice President

Dr. Raymond Ngan

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong

Hon. Secretary Ms. Carmen Ng Deputy Director, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association

Hon. Treasurer

Ms. Katie S.P. Ng

Occupational Therapist, Elderly Health Service, Department of Health

Member

Prof. Diana T.F. Lee

Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Member

Ms. Eleanor Y.L. Kam

District Co-ordinator (Eastern/Central and Western), Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

Member

Dr. Bernard M.H. Kong

Consultant, Department of Medicine, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

Member

Dr. Angela Y.M. Leung

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong

Member

Dr. Chan Wai Chi

Senior Medical Officer, Castle Peak Hospital

Member Mr. Wilson Chan Centre Supervisor, NT West Community Rehabilitation Day Centre, The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council
Ex-official Member Ms. Rosanna Liu Nurse Consultant in Gerontological Nursing, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology

Co-opt Member

Prof. Alice M.L. Chong

Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Science, City University of Hong Kong

Co-opt Member Mrs. Victoria Kwok Director, Social Services Department, Salvation Army
Co-opt Member Dr. Vivian W.Y. Lee Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Co-opt Member

Dr. Paul T.M. Shea

Specialist in Geriatric Medicine

Co-opt Member

Dr. Mimi Tse

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Policy Statements on Care for the Elderly

Summary of Policy Proposal on Elderly Care 

  1. Enhancement of positive attitude on elderly people by the necessary policy stand.

  2. Services should be provided to all elderly people irrespective of their background.

  3. Enhancement of community care.

  4. Age specific planning ratio should be used for planning of elderly services.

  5. Support of family caregivers should be given high priority in service provision.

  6. A comprehensive range of services including income security, health protection, medical care. community care, residential care and re-employment should be developed for elderly people.

  7. Coordination and integration of policy and services both in Central Government Level and District Level with the creation of Elderly Commission and District Coordinating Committees. 

Recommendations for further improvement in Elderly Policy

  1. It is proposed that service targets should include family/carers of the elderly and conscious establishment of community support networks for the elderly, e.g. neighbours and distant relatives; more emphasis on supportive, preventive and developmental services.

  2. A better coordination in government planning is required. The programme plan for elderly people should be reactivated. Resources should be allocated to agencies which provide services directly to the elderly people in need instead of for different departments. The Elderly Commission set up by the government should invite representatives from Government, non-government organizations and professionals to join this committee. The Commission should monitor the progress of the elderly services programme plan and provide insight into improvements of elderly care in Hong Kong.

  3. A district/local elderly services coordination machinery be established; service units/organizations be given greater flexibility and autonomy both in resource deployment and adjustment of service delivery models to meet changing needs of the elderly and their family/carers.

  4. There should be frequent exploration and discussions on the situations of elderly population in Hong Kong.

  5. Elderly groups and family/carers should have the opportunity to participate in decisions affecting their welfare.

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