Roadmap of AFC Development
CADENZA Symposium 2010 on “Age-Friendly World Cities & Environment” exchanged views on the New York City experience on age-friendly initiatives and the importance of health and social care systems, neighbourhoods, urban design and use of information technology in shaping the cities’ age-friendliness.
Overseas visit to New York City (the first city to join the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities) by representatives of Elderly Commission, Labour and Welfare Bureau and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to learn more about the development of age-friendly city initiatives.
“Build an age-friendly environment, promote active ageing and develop silver hair market” was one of the policy strategies of the Government in response to ageing population set out in the consultation document on population policy (Chapter 6).
Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project (JCAFC Project) was implemented by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, aiming to build momentum in 18 districts in Hong Kong to develop an age-friendly community through an assessment of their respective age-friendliness and encourage collaborative participation in building Hong Kong into an age-friendly city.
“Building an age-friendly environment” was featured in the Government’s Policy Address 2016 as a specific policy focus and was mentioned in Policy Agenda in 2016, 2017 and 2018.