The Simon K. Y. Lee Elderly Fund (“the Elderly Fund”) was set up in 2007 as a daughter fund of the Simon K. Y. Lee Foundation, with a mission to improve the well-being and quality of life of the elderly. The Elderly Fund was governed by the Board of the Foundation and overseen by an Advisory Committee whose members include (in alphabetical order):

  • Ophelia CHAN, BBS, former Assistant Director, Social Welfare Department, The HKSAR Government
  • Dr. David DAI, JP, Chairman of the Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association
  • Dr. LAM Ching Choi, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Elderly Commission, The HKSAR Government
  • Prof. Linda LAM, Professor and Chairman of Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Edward LEUNG, President of the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology
  • Timothy MA, JP, Founding Executive Director and Board Member, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association

The Elderly Fund supports pioneering projects in areas of elderly care that are in critical need yet not well funded by the Government or other funding bodies. We seek to address the problems via collaboration with the social welfare sector and the academia; and via the Foundation’s signature approach:

  1. Service – partnering NGOs to provide quality service for elders in the community
  2. Research – partnering universities to incorporate research in the service to
    develop evidence-based practices and build new knowledge
  3. Public and community education – making use of media and community
    platforms to promote healthy ageing in the society