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Age-friendly housing innovations in elderly housing public forum

The HKU Sau Po Centre on Ageing organized a public forum on 17 June 2019. This year’s theme is Age-friendly Housing Innovations in elderly housing to promote ageing in place, seriously being considered through the leaders’ thought and subject matter experts. This forum was held at Hong Kong University Centenary Campus on 2-5 PM with two objectives: to discuss the housing needs of older people in Hong Kong and to explore innovative solutions in elderly housing to promote ageing in place.

This forum was opened by Ms Imelda Chan, Head of Charities (Grant Making – Elderly and Family), The Hong Kong Jockey Club, also Professor Terry Lum as Associate Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong.

There are 4 keynote speakers, each presenting specific discussion related to age-friendly housing as follows: Fist speaker, Dr Lam Ching-Choi as Chairman of The Elderly Commission lead the discussion with baseline assessment of the jockey club living city project estimate: public opinion on HK housing services topic. As the second speaker, Mr James Chan as Deputy CEO of Hong Kong Housing Society pointed the audience to topic about how middle and low-income elders innovate home for their elderly housing solutions. Third speaker, Ms Eleanor Kam as Head of Ageing Innovation at New World Development Company Limited add the previous topics with constructing housing environment discussion; and the last speaker Mr Ryan Ip as Head of Land & Housing Research―Our Hong Kong Foundation tried pointing out age-friendly and innovative housing: private sector participation to sums up all discussions. ― Construction+ Online

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