Accompanying the Elderly Scheme

Purpose

  1. Alleviate pressure from caring for the elderly 
  2. Needy elderlies can receive quality companion care service 

Who We Serve

  • Elderlies aged 60 and above in the area, or 
  • Elderlies' carers needing assistance from volunteers

Service Details

Volunteers who have received Elderly Care Training Course will provide the following services:

  • Escort to medical appointments 
  • Shopping companion 
  • Home companionship (e.g. conversing, playing chess) 
  • Outing companionship (e.g. going for dim-sum, visiting parks, being an exercising partner)
  • Daytime transportation escort
  • Daytime in-home cooking

Service Hours

  • Monday: Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Service Fees

Member

  • $10/hour (recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance/those in financial difficulties)
  • $25/hour (regular elderlies/carers)

Non-Member

  • $40/hour

Note

  1. If transportation is involved in the service, the volunteer's fare is to be borne by the applicant. 
  2. Fees can be waived for elderlies needing urgent assistance due to emergency situations after assessment by the social worker 
  3. Minimum service duration each time is 2 hours

All service fees collected are for volunteer's honorarium and training expenses, etc.


How to Apply (pamphlet and service application form , programme application form)

  1. Please fax application form to the respective elderly neighbourhood centre, or, 
  2. Apply in-person at the elderly neighbourhood centre in your area

(Note: First-time applicants will be assessed by a social worker. We reserve the right of the final decision of providing any service.)


Neighbourhood Elderly Centres - Contact Information

Service Area

Service Centre

Southern District

C & M A Lei Fook Neighbourhood Elderly Centre 
Address :  Unit 29, G/F, Lei Ning House, Ap Lei Chau Estate, Hong Kong.
Phone   :2552 1115 
Fax        :2518 7812
Website :leifook.cmasshk.org

Tsuen Kwai Tsing

C & M A Cheung Hang Neighbourhood Elderly Centre 
Address : Rm 11, G/F, B Wing, Hang Chun House, Cheung Hang Estate, Tsing Yi  
Phone   :2432 7232
Fax        :2435 7756
Website:cheunghang.cmasshk.org

Tseung Kwan O

C & M A Bradbury King Lam Neighbourhood Elderly Centre 
Address :  G/F, King Lam Neighbourhood Community Centre, King Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, N.T.  
Phone   :2703 5123
Fax        :2703 7270
Website:kinglam.cmasshk.org

Yau Tong and  
Kwun Tong

Christian & Missionary Alliance Yau Lai Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
Address :  G/F, Tsui Lai House, Yau Lai Estate, Yau Tong, Kowloon 
Phone   :2346 3231 
Fax        :2775 2557
Website:yaulai.cmasshk.org

Chai Wan

C & M A Tsui Lok Good Neighbours Centre for the Elderly
Address : G/F, Tsui Luk House, Tsui Lok Estate, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.
Phone   :2814 9701
Fax        :2555 3494
Website:tsuilok.cmasshk.org

Tseun Wan

C & M A Riviera Gardens Elderly Learning Centre
Address : Podium D, Block 15-16, Yi Lok Path, 1/F (UG) Riviera Gardens, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Phone   :2406 0201
Fax        :2406 7844
Website:rivieragarden.cmasshk.org
 

Project Web Site:css.cmasshk.org

Accompanying the Elderly Scheme --- Companion Ambassador Training Course


Course Purpose:

Recruit and train ambassadors providing companion care to the elderlies, equipping them with adequate knowledge and techniques to escort an elderly to medical appointments and other outings so that while elderlies in the community can get the assistance, pressure on their carers is also alleviated.
Who:Carers of elderlies, volunteers, general public in the community
Fees:free of charge


Curriculum:

  1. Understanding the Elderly and Related Communication Techniques (speaker: registered social worker)
  2. Caring for frail elderlies (speaker: registered Physiotherapist)
  3. Understanding dementia (speaker: registered social worker)
  4. Safety and everyday care of the elderly (speaker: registered occupational therapist)
  5. Practicum (I): lifting and using walking aids (speaker: registered physiotherapist)
  6. Practicum (II): cognitive games and curriculum conclusion (speaker: registered social worker)

*Please contact the centres listed below for venue and course information.

*Participants must attend at least 5 sessions to receive the course certificate


Registration:

Please register by phone, fax, or in person at the respective centre.

Centre

Course venue / class arrangements / registration form

C & M A Bradbury King Lam Neighbourhood Elderly CentrG/F, King Lam Neighbourhood Community Centre,King Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, N.T.
 
C & M A Lei Fook Neighbourhood Elderly CentreUnit 29, G/F, Lei Ning House, Ap Lei Chau Estate, Hong Kong.
 
Christian & Missionary Alliance Yau Lai Neighbourhood Elderly CentreG/F, Tsui Lai House, Yau Lai Estate, Yau Tong, Kowloon
 
C & M A Cheung Hang Neighbourhood Elderly CentreRm 11, G/F, B Wing, Hang Chun House, Cheung Hang Estate, Tsing Yi, N.T.