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[UG] Community Engagement Organisers : Positive Ageing Learners Programme (CEOs- PAL)

Community Engagement
01 SEP 2022 - 30 APR 2023
Community Service Hours Scheme
Recognised by the Undergraduate Halls - Community Service Hours Scheme

Have you ever thought of serving the seniors in need in the neighboring community with the talents and gifts you have? According to the 2016 Hong Kong census, about 150,000 seniors aged 65 and above live alone, and almost 300,000 elderly live with their spouse. Seniors in social isolation under the pandemic is vulnerable to loneliness, and loneliness is both a contributing factor, and a result, of many physical and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and even cognitive decline.#

The Providence Foundation's Elderly Care Programme 悟宿基金會「老」吾老計劃 Community Engagement Organisers : Positive Ageing Learners Programme (CEOs- PAL) of the Undergraduate Halls aims to serve seniors in our neighboring Wong Tai Sin community in two ways: Engage with seniors through a series of learning programmes on maintaining a positive ageing AND in a senior-youth buddy team reach out to seniors in social isolation to provide care and support.

Fee:  Free of charge (volunteers are fully sponsored to all training and workshops) Recognition:  On successful completion, participants will receive 1) a certificate and 2) CCL on recognised activities Eligibility:  Open to all Undergraduate students, with priority to Halls residents Major Medium of Instruction:  Cantonese Application Deadline:  19 September 2022, 1 pm Selection Interview:  21-22 September 2022 Details and Registration:  HERE

CEO PAL diagram(click to expand for better view)


19 Sep 2022, 1pm

Application Deadline

21 - 22 Sep 2022


Sep 2022 - April 2023

  • Briefing Session and Training on Elderly Care Communication Skills (30 Sep 2022, 7pm-8:30pm , online)
  • Welcoming Event with ice-breaking and training sessions (8 Oct 2022, afternoon, on campus)  
  • Training for Buddy Teams on Elderly Service Skills and others (25 Oct 2022, 2:30pm- 4:30pm, on campus)
  • Show your care to senior buddies through making regular contact and attending learning programmes together (Oct 2022- Apr 2023)
  • Reach out to seniors in social isolation with your Buddy Team (Nov 2022 – Mar 2023)
  • Closing Ceremony (1 Apr 2023)

Sharings from the student volunteers:
“This programme undoubtedly provided me with the opportunities to improve my communication skills when interacting with the elderly buddies.”

“It allows me to get to know more about the current situations of elderly people in Hong Kong and enables me to increase my further knowledge and skills in communication, civic engagement, and cultural diversity.”

"I learned a lot about positive ageing and other related topics. For example, the talk about dementia was very useful to my profession, and I can share the information with my family."

Sharings from the elderly volunteers:

“我很多謝你們幫助我們預備了這麼多節目! 每個參加者都很歡喜,大家都很開心高興。”

Discover more about CEOs-PAL 2021-2022:

For enquiries, please meet the Hall Life Team at S1902 in the Undergraduate Halls or write to

Related Key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):

SDG: Good Health and Well-Being SDG: Quality Education SDG: Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG: Partnerships For the goals

Sep 2022 - Apr 2023
Application Deadline
19 September 2022, 1pm (Monday)
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