Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Tuen Mun District, Hong Kong China
Under the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project initiated and funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies of Lingnan University conducted a bottom-up and district-based baseline assessment in Tuen Mun in April 2017 to evaluate the current state of age-friendliness in Tuen Mun. Besides, a three-year action plan for enhancing the age-friendliness of Tuen Mun including (1) Outdoor spaces and buildings, (2) Transportation, (3) Housing, (4) Social participation, (5) Respect and social inclusion, (6) Civic participation and employment, (7) Communication and information and (8) Community support and health services has been compiled in consultation with members of Tuen Mun District Council (the Council) and other community stakeholders.
The Council has been playing an active role in promoting the concept of an age-friendly city (AFC). It works closely with government departments and endeavours to ensure adequate provision of public services and facilities to achieve the objective of strengthening district administration. In the past few years, the Council, in collaboration with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the district, has organized many community activities to lay the foundation for the establishment of an age-friendly community.
With the concerted efforts of the Council, government departments, NGOs and other district stakeholders, as well as the support rendered under the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project, Tuen Mun District is on the right track towards becoming a more age-friendly city. The action plan will guide the collaboration of stakeholders, including the government departments, NGOs and residents to build an age-friendly Tuen Mun District in future.