Outreach Team for the Elderly
- Build a supporting network among the residents, encourage them to
help one another, promote role transition of the residents to become
our outreach ambassadors and organizing home visits.
- Invite people with diverse backgrounds to become outreach ambassadors
and pay regular home visits to the singleton elders, elderly couples
or hidden elders.
- Doctors and medical students help raising the awareness on disease
prevention and healthy living among the elders. "Tutorial session"
will also be arranged specifically for physically inconvenient students
of the Academy.
- Doctors and medical students help identifying elders with potential
health and living problems and refer them to suitable medical or social
- Festivals may create mental stress to the singleton elders. The outreach
ambassadors will pay visits and send gifts to the elders prior to seasonal
festivals so as to extend our care to them. We hope the elders can feel
the care from the outreach ambassadors and neighborhood in order to
enhance their sense of existence and self-esteem.
- Promote the concept of respect and care for the elders, and inter-generational
- Encourage outreach ambassadors to arrange individuals or small group
visits and make regular phone call to the elders.
Project Period: January 2017 - October 2018
Composition of the Outreach Team:
Medical doctors with their family members, medical students, secondary
school students, elderly volunteers and residents living in Hing Wah Estate
I & II.
(Groups of outreach ambassadors and their matched elders will remain unchanged)
Home Visit Schedule and Number of Visits:
Saturday afternoons (Special arrangement can be made for outreach
ambassadors who can only join the visits on weekdays)
Number of visits:
- A maximum of 26 home visits will be arranged.
- Each team will be paired up with 2 to 3 singleton elders, elderly
couples or hidden elders.
- Each household visit lasts about 1 hour.
*Ideally each team should engage about 18 home
visits over these two years but alternative arrangements such as flexible
team members and/or different number of visits can be made. (Both visiting
services arranged by the HKMA and individual visits to the elders will
Home Visits from Experienced Outreach Ambassadors
*Service hours provided by ambassadors are counted in the Recognition Scheme
- Volunteer Training Workshops
Training workshops for outreach ambassadors will be held on a regular
basis with the aim at providing a platform for outreach ambassadors
to meet, learn and share both voluntary and home visiting experience
with their fellows which help develop and consolidate the team spirit.
- Volunteer Sharing Sessions
The Hong Kong Medical Association will provide a platform for all
outreach ambassadors to share experience about home visiting and mutual
assistance in the neighborhood. Outreach ambassadors can express their
opinions through various channels.
- Recognition Scheme and Ceremony
The Recognition Scheme is offered to outreach ambassadors to encourage
a continuous habit of serving the community. Outreach ambassadors will
be presented with gold, silver and bronze awards on the basis of their
accumulated services hours. The Award Presentation Ceremony will be
held at the end of the project.
||January 2017 to November 2017
||December 2017 to October 2018
||Accumulated Service Hours (per year)
||30 hours or more
||21 - 29 hours
||15 - 20 hours
||Maximum No. of sessions
||No. of hours for
attending each session
|Total no. of hours for
attending the sessions
|Evaluation & Sharing Sessions
|Total no. of service hours in 2 years
|Total no. of service hours per year
** Note: More hours could be counted if outreach ambassadors are involved
in preparation, planning, setting up and other supporting efforts.
Download the Application
Online Registration Form (English version only)