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耆新焦點: News Focus on Elderly (Issue #6)

耆新焦點: News Focus on Elderly (Issue #6)

A former journalist has established an elderly model company with a catchy slogan of ‘Aging is Cool’, in an attempt to build a positive image for older people and ageing.  Dressing up as models, the elderly showed a more confident attitudes towards their life, and expanded a new path for their career life.

To know more about the stories behind the elderly models, please refer to the attached full-text articles for details.  There are also news regarding the importance of mental health and sexual health in the elderly.  Take a look and learn more from the articles.

• 八十後辦銀髮模特兒公司 展夕陽金輝 [Source: 信報財經新聞(20191012)]

• 守護腦退化長者的最後一站 日間中心愛心職員: 沒有回報也要陪伴 [Source: 香港經濟日報 (20191010)]

• 淪顧孫工具人 嬤罹患孤獨症候群 [Source: 中華新聞雲 (20191010)]

• 日本新興「托老所」日間照護服務 銀髮族爸媽︰每天期待上學 [Source: 香港經濟日報(20191011)]

• 醫科生陪診 助長者脫獨 [Source: 東方日報(20191014)]

• Late Bloomers: China’s Elderly Embrace Sex After 60 [Source: Sixth Tone(20191009)]

• Physical strength of elderly Japanese continues to improve, sports agency survey finds [Source: New York Post (20191014)]

• A smart speaker helps care for elderly at home [Source: Mirage news(20191014)]

News Focus on Elderly (back issues)
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Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme
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耆新焦點: News Focus on Elderly (Issue #5)

 

In Hong Kong, 80% of the people with swallowing difficulties are elderly.  Although there is an option of soft foods in most of the hospitals and elderly care centres, the conventional soft foods are usually unsightly and unpalatable.  As a result, the elderly’s desire to eat may decrease, which would negatively affect their health. To address this issue, a social enterprise named Sweet Stories started to design delicious, healthy, and visually-appealing soft foods for the elderly.

To learn more about soft food, please refer to the attached full-text articles for details.  There are also news regarding gerontechnology, elderly depression etc. Take a look and learn more from the articles we have included in this issue.

• 社企軟餐新煮意 助吞咽困難患者 [Source: 獨立媒體(20191010)]

• 居家安老大勢所趨 家居及社區照顧服務人員 講求多元技能與應變 [Source: 明報JUMP (20191004)]

• 藍牙GPS雙系統追蹤 港產智能輪椅防長者走失 [Source: 信報財經新聞(20191008)]

• 凝聚醫社力量 改善基層醫療 [Source: 香港經濟日報(20191010)]

• Society sans respected elders [Source: Korea Times(20191003)]

• Number of elderly on anti-depressants doubles in 20 years - despite no increase in the amount of people who have depression, major study reveals [Source: Daily Mail(20191007)]

• Social connections boost resilience among elderly after disaster [Source: Harvard School of Public Health(20191008)]

• French elderly care home residents surf in Channel [Source: The Connexion (20191009)]

News Focus on Elderly (back issues)
URL: https://hesln.ln.edu.hk/index.php/en/news

Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme
URL: https://www.ln.edu.hk/osl/s-l-lingnan/we-care-we-serve-and-we-learn-tuen-mun/

耆新焦點: News Focus on Elderly (Issue #4)

耆新焦點: News Focus on Elderly (Issue #4)

In Hong Kong, many existing public housing estates that built over 50 years are not reconstructed even up to these days, leading to several social problems. A telling example is the Sai Wan Estate, which has no elevator for every floor. A resident complained that it costs them 15-20 minutes to get down the floor since they have to walk to specific floors for taking elevator. Due to this inconvenience, elders living in Sai Wan Estate are usually not willing to step out from their home. As a result, they “passively” became hidden elderly.

To know more about the potential problems caused by the outdated facilities and government’s attitude with the issue, please refer to the attached full-text articles for details.  There are also news regarding mental health of elderly, gerontechnology, etc. Take a look and learn more from the articles.

• 高齡西環邨𨋢駁𨋢 長者難落樓變隱老 [Source: 明報(20190924)]

• 外傭護老免費培訓 試驗計畫推至全港 [Source: 星島日報(20190929)]

• 長者牙口差 易影響營養心理健康 [Source: 中華新聞雲 (20190929)]

• 受訓、考照 退休長者變身陪診照服員 [Source: 元氣網(20190929)]

• Climate change threatens elderly [Source: 9Finance (20190926)]

• ‘Robocats’ are helping the elderly combat loneliness [Source: New York Post (20190927)]

• 'This is right moment for you to start learning' [Source: The Korea Times(201909029)]

• The New Face of Homelessness: Elderly and Disabled [Source: East Bay Express(20191002)]

*** All students registered for the Service-Learning projects under the Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme will be receiving an issue of “News Focus on Elderly” on a weekly basis (10 issues to be distributed from September to November 2019).

News Focus on Elderly (back issues)

URL: https://hesln.ln.edu.hk/index.php/en/news

Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme

URL: https://www.ln.edu.hk/osl/s-l-lingnan/we-care-we-serve-and-we-learn-tuen-mun/

耆新焦點: News Focus on Elderly (Issue #3)

耆新焦點News Focus on Elderly (Issue #3)

In Hong Kong, many elders are living in subdivided flats, which are usually with narrow space and terrible hygiene. Lice is a serious issue for them. Not only the hygiene problems and physical health problems, entangling with lice also affect their social confidence, thus leading to different mental health issues. To help relieving that matter, a volunteering depulization team was formed by the teachers and students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

To know more about the volunteering depulization team, please refer to the attached full-text articles for details.  There are also news regarding community design, elderly care services of Hong Kong, etc. Take a look and learn more from the articles we have included in this issue.

• 團體助享無蝨一周 獨腳翁辭世 [Source: 明報(20190925)]

• 研究指長者孤獨感嚴重猶如日吸15支煙 家訪陪診助促進長幼兩代關係 [Source: TOP!CK (20190919)]

• 現代老人社區設計理念 [Source: 信報(20190921)]

• 西班牙公園活化長者社交 新增器材及認知遊戲 [Source: NOWNEWS(20190925)]

• 安老服務不足 團體促增加津助院舍數量 [Source: 東方日報(20190926)]

• Elderly not always willing to press emergency pendant for fear of disturbing someone [Source: stuff(201909020)]

• Thanks to Student’s Hunch, Seniors With Dementia Are ‘Coming Alive’ Again With the ‘Magic’ of Virtual Reality [Source: Good News Network (20190923)]

• Older People Are Ignored and Distorted in Ageist Marketing, Report Finds [Source: The New York Times(201909023)]

News Focus on Elderly 2019-Sept-16

To celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival, the daycare centre for a cognitive disorder in Wong Chuk Hang Hospital had held a traditional food making workshop for the elderly. Through the workshop, elderly could recall their memories about celebrating the festival and thus share more about their feelings with their families. And in consequences, both the mental health and condition on cognitive disorders of elderly could be improved.

 

What’s more? Please refer to the attached full-text articles for details.  Other topics of interests include elderly employment, elderly welfare in Hong Kong, etc.  Take a look and learn more from the articles we have included in this issue.

 降長者福利年齡建議 羅致光認真看待 [Source: 明報新聞網(20190901)]

 Dr.中秋製作豬籠餅 助認知障礙症長者減慢衰退 [Source: on.cc 東網(20190910)]

 改善長者生活 3D打印義肢獲獎 [Source: 東方日報(20190912)]

• 醫院製軟月餅造福病患 [Source: 東方日報(20190912)]

• The Tokyo rugby club keeping elderly players healthy [Source: BBC(20190910)]

• Starbucks opens cafe operated entirely by elderly people [Source: Independent(20190906)]

• When the Oldest Kid in Class is 69 Years Old [Source: Great Big Story (20190906)]

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.

數碼私隱知多啲第二集

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日期:3/4

時間:11:00-17:00

地點:天幕

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.

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#DigitalDataPrivacy

#April3Skylight

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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.

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