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Diversified elderly service




To develop diversified services for elderly

Fundraising Target


Fundraising Period

1 October 2023 - 31 March 2024

Among Hong Kong's disadvantaged groups, the elderly living alone have long been neglected by the community. It is difficult for them to maintain a basic quality of life after retirement without a regular income. Through the donation campaign, the Hong Kong Red Cross can continue to provide support services to the elderly living alone; conduct home visits and caring service to take care of their emotional wellness, so that they can feel valued and cared for. HKRC will also train up elderly volunteers to serve the community with a fruitful retirement life.


According to the statistics of the Census and Statistics Department, the proportion of people aged 65 or above in Hong Kong reached 20.5% in 2021, while another report showed that one-third of the single person household, around 150,000 people, are singleton elderly aged 65 or above. The demand of elderly service is soaring.


The Hong Kong Red Cross has always been concerned about the needs of the elderly and has been implementing various services to meet their needs, including


Home-based Chronic Disease Management Service for the Elderly (CDME): help enhance elderly’s ability in chronic diseases self-management


Red Sham Project: provide physical, mental and social support to the elderly in Sham Shui Po District


Caring for the Elderly Project: conduct home safety assessment and home improvement for elders who live alone or have mobility problems


Act of Care Project: pay monthly visits to the elderly who live alone or has visually impairment


Elderly Unit and Joyful V Project: provide volunteer training to serve the community


"The Red Cross volunteers come to visit me every month," said 87-year-old Ms Wong with a smile. "Every time they came, they helped me with basic health check-ups, like weighing and measuring my blood pressure, and chatted with me, such as reminding me to collect government consumption vouchers. I am old and  my memory deteriorates. There are many things I would not remember without being reminded of."


The Leungs are cancer survivors. Mrs Leung in her 70s suffers from high blood pressure, arrhythmia and gout while her husband in his 80s is a patient with diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and varicose veins. He is now taking 18 types of pills for regular use.


Mrs Leung said, "The volunteers are much helpful in reminding us of taking pills and follow-up consultation. They also taught us how to report our health status to the doctors, reminded us of daily diet and showed us simple exercises at home to relax muscles."


We need your generous donations to be able to do this meaningful humanitarian work, continue to provide support services for elderly people living alone and develop diversify elderly services. We sincerely invite you to support us, so that we could carry out and further develop various elderly services for the aging population!