News Focus on Elderly

Community Care Facilities are services provided to the elderly to assist their day-to-day routine of care, supervision and assistance. In many cases, high level of care and supervision is required when people are unable to ambulate by themselves but who do not need 24-hour nursing care. They are considered non-medical facilities and are not required to have nurses, certified nursing assistants or doctors on staff. ==> Other topics of interests include Nursing Station on the Street, Caring for Elderly, Employment Opportunities for Elderly.  Take a look and learn more from the enclosed full-text articles that we have selected for you in this issue.

News Focus on Elderly

News Focus on Elderly

Hong Kong is facing a serious manpower shortage, as the number of elderly is rising, while the birth rate is decreasing steeply. Increasing the retirement age will help to ease this manpower crunch and elderly are still capable to contribute to the society. Other topics of interests include New Technology for Elderly, New policy for elderly in Hong Kong, the challenge of caregiver  Take a look and learn more from the enclosed full-text articles that we have selected for you in this issue.


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Hello dear students!

Tomorrow we will be at the Skylight Plaza from 10 am to 5 pm to bring awareness about data privacy.

Even though ‘protecting your data’ sounds dull, it’s easier than you think! Especially if you use DuoMobile! This app permits you to keep your personal information safe. We will tell you more about this app on the 3rd of April.

We will have some games and we will give away some products.

We hope that there will be a lot of you coming! See you there.

#點解關我事 #數碼私隱知多啲




#LU #OSL #JockeyClubWeCare




我們是Pandata! 來參加我們舉辦的攤位遊戲,了解更多關於安全上網的知識吧!

攤位展覽(由CLC9012 Social Marketing的同學組織)


時間:11:00 - 17:00

地點:嶺南大學 天幕


Do you have the habit of logging out your account after surfing the Internet? Do you know how serious the consequences of not logging out may be? Are you willing to gradually establish a habit of logging out to protect yourself and your family's privacy?

We are Pandata! Come and join us and you can know more about internet security and data privacy!

Booth Exhibitions - Organized by students from CLC9012 Social Marketing

Date: 3rd April, 2019

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Venue: Skylight Plaza, Lingnan University

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#LU #OSL #JockeyClubWeCare


2019年新書分享會 2019 Book Sharing



Office of Service-Learning would like to express our gratitude towards all the participants in our Book Sharing session yesterday. Two books, Lingnan Campus Tour - The Beauty of Lingnan and Stories of Tseng Choi Street, are seen by the public for the first time. Authors and guests who came to our sessions shared the journey of book publishing from conceptualisation to materialising their work as well as all the little behind-the-scenes stories. You can sense the happiness of our guests from all the smiles in the photos below.

We have some limited amount of books left for free distribution. If anyone is interested, please come to our office in LBY 101.



How Smart Technology is beneficial to Senior care 智慧科技如何在長者護理中發揮作用

Have you ever thought of how smart technology may be beneficial to an ageing society? An article from Medium reported that many millions of elderly (65 years or older) live by themselves in the developed nations. The authour also points out that extra care is needed for the elderly who live alone, as living alone increases loneliness, the risk of having mental and physical health problems and more. A solution is needed urgently to address solve this problem, and using smart technology is regarded as one of the methods. Please see more from the original report: https://medium.com/naran/how-smart-technology-is-beneficial-to-senior-care-80918ad37213


日本養老異象:「監獄是我的綠洲」"Prison is my oasis"

“日本人口老化嚴重,除了使經濟疲弱,竟然還衍生治安問題?根據 2017 年法務省的犯罪白皮書數據顯示,近 10 年 60 歲以上長者佔全國罪犯比例不斷上升,從 2006 年的 17.5% 升至 2016 年的 26%,當中過半因店舖盜竊獲罪。日本長者在全國囚犯中亦佔比近 20%,遠超美國與南韓同期的 6% 和 11%。這些高齡罪犯中,約 6 成已喪偶,近 5 成獨居,4 成屬於無親無故或與親友少有來往的無緣老人。有人因為年老無依、窮困交迫,為了保證生活,而選擇長留監獄,亦有人只因生活空虛,入獄尋找人生樂趣。統計顯示,超過 4 成高齡罪犯出獄後,會在半年內再犯,重犯 6 次以上的人竟不在少數。由於獄中高齡罪犯人數眾多,政府甚至需要另建監獄、特設護老職員應對。”


The ageing population in Japan is increasing proportionately in percentage and was blamed for a weakening economy. Bewilderedly, the ageing population was also blamed for causing security issues in the society. In 2017, a report from the Ministry of Justice showed an increased percentage of elderly offenders aged 60 and above when compared to the total number of offenders. The figure was only 17.5% in 2006 while the number has rocketed to 26% in 2016. Fifty percent of these elderly offenders were convicted because of shop-liftering. Among the prisoner population, there is also 20% elderly prisoners, significantly more than that of the US and South Korea. Numbers also showed that approximately 60% and 50% of the elderly offenders did not have a spouse or live alone. Forty per cent of them were found to have no relatives or friends. Therefore, going to prison by committing an offence becomes a way out. According to some statistics, more than 40% of the prisoners will re-commit a crime just to be sent to the prison again, and many of them have committed crimes with various degree of seriousness by 6 times or more. To address the pressing need of facilitating a large number of inmates, the government is forced to open up more prisons for elderly inmates and provide them with health and care services...

More can be found here (in Chinese): http://www.cup.com.hk/2018/03/26/the-prison-heaven-in-japan/


「走失長者在地區支援」 社區研習項目

嶺南大學服務研習處及仁愛堂胡忠長者地區中心合辦「應對長者走失知多啲 」攤位。攤位將重點推廣及加強公眾對認知障礙症的認識。到時約定你!


日期︰2019年1月13日 (日)

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