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

Community Engagement

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.

We are now recruiting volunteers and all Undergraduate students are welcome to join. Partner with us to make a difference! The registration form can be found in HERE. Please complete the form by 17 September 2021 (Friday), 1pm.

Volunteers are fully sponsored in the programme and will receive certificate on outstanding performance and CCL on recognised activities.

CEO PAL diagram(click to expand for better view)


Schedule  

15 Sep 2021, 12nn & 4pm Information Session

17 Sep 2021, 1pm

Application Deadline

20 - 23 Sep 2021

Interview

Sep 2021 - May 2022

  • Briefing Session (27 Sep 2021, online)
  • Training on Elderly Care Skills, chronic disease health management and other experiential learning (11 Oct 2021)
  • Welcoming Event (16 Oct 2021)  
  • Form Buddy Team with seniors and make regular phone calls to show your care (Sep 2021- Apr 2022)
  • Attend at least 5 learning programmes with the senior buddies on themes like Arts Appreciation, Cultural  and Community Engagement, and Green and Health Mindfulness (Oct 2021- Feb 2022)
    - Art and Music Jamming Workshop
    - Collaborative Art Fair
    - Yoga and Meditation Workshop
    - Cultural Craft Workshop
    - Outing
    - and many more to choose from
  • Reach out to seniors in social isolation with your Buddy Team (Feb – Apr 2022)
  • Closing Ceremony (9 Apr 2022)

For enquiries, please meet the Hall Life Team at S1902 in the Undergraduate Halls or write to  hall_edu@hkbu.edu.hk.

Period
Aug 2021 - May 2022
Application Deadline
17 September 2021, 1pm (Friday)
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