1. When was the ERC established? What is its mission?

With an aim to promote the concept of Age-friendly Home, and enable the elderly to enjoy life in their homes and communities, so as to age in place, the Housing Society established ERC in 2005. Members of the public are welcome to visit the centre free of charge.

2. I am under 60 years old and thus not considered as elderly. Can I still visit the centre?

Many of the ERC’s tours provide health screening for people aged 60 or above. There are also tours such as InnovAge Home Guided Tour, ExplorAge Tour, Mind-friendly Home Guided Tour and Mind-Friendly Home Experiential Tour for other age groups.

3. What can I do at ERC?

You can:
  • Join different types of tours, including health screening tours, guided tours and experimental tours
  • Get access to consultation service by occupational therapist or social worker
  • Attend educational talks

4. Which tour should I join?

Depending on your personal needs and interest, you may join:

For 60 years old or above only:
  • Healthy Ageing Tour – Can your metabolic age be younger than your actual age? How will your health be affected by invisible visceral fats?
  • Brain Health Tour – Have you ever forgotten to turn off the stove or where are your keys?
  • Visual Health Tour – Why does blurry vision occur?
  • Sarcopenia and Fall Prevention Tour – What are risk of sarcopenia and fall?
  • Joint Health Tour – Have you ever experienced pain when you walk up and down the stairs? 
For care givers, elderly services providers and tertiary students:
  • Mind-friendly Home experiential tour –What are the challenges people with dementia face?
  • InnoAge Home guided tour – What gerontech products suitable for elders' home are available?
  • ExplorAge tour – What is physical deterioration? How important is age-friendly home?
  • Mind-friendly Home experiential tour – What is dementia? What are the common behaviors of people with dementia?
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5. What kind of professional consultation is available?

Occupational therapists and social workers at the centre offer consultation services to visitors in these three aspects:
  • Ways to modify and design an age-friendly home
  • Tips on choosing appropriate furniture and aids for the elderly
  • The community resources available

6. How can I join tours or get access to consultation service?

You can:
  • Visiting the centre or call 2839 2882 for reservation
  • Download (Usually at the bottom of the page) and fill in the application form, and send it to us via email erc@hkhs.com or fax (2385 2136)
  • Fill in the online application form (Usually at the bottom of the page)

7. I am a teacher. Can I bring my students to the ERC?

It is important to promote the concepts of Age-friendly Home and Ageing-In-Place in the community, and educate the younger generation.

There are guided tours and experimental tours tailor-made for tertiary students, especially suitable for those studying elderly related subjects, such as nursing, social work, medicine, gerontology, rehabilitation sciences, architecture, design, occupational therapy etc.

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