Social Services

Caring for the Elderly

According to the research of Census and Statistics Department, Wong Tai Sin District has the highest number of elderly people and the median age. In order to reduce the pressure of medical and elderly service in the community, Sik Sik Yuen co-organized the Care and Love Project with Wong Tai Sin and Sai Kung District Social Welfare Office, to provide the education and prevention activities to younger elders. The participants will become “health ambassador” to visit and provide support to those elders in need in the community. 


The first volunteer training was held in Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital on 18 November 2018. Over 90 volunteers from different service units of Sik Sik Yuen took part in this training. The volunteers would become the “Health Ambassador” to promote the health message to the elders in the community.



In continuation of the medical-social collaboration model, arrangements have been made to train health ambassadors and arrange visits for the “Sik Sik Yuen Care and Love” project. This project aims to help younger elders gain more knowledge about physical and mental health and to support frail elders in need. Elders who are volunteers just need to attend the training seminars and conduct visits to collect the self-care and health status of elders. Booths and health information street stalls to promote health testing will also be arranged. 1,500 health packs will be distributed in the whole district to promote health information and quilts are provided to the units of the district during winter every year to keep elders warm.