Alleviate Frailty and Promote Active Lifestyle
In 2015, the Elderly Fund partnered with The University of Hong Kong (“HKU”) to implement Project GrandMove (“GrandMove®”), a 3-year project that aims to establish a structured exercise intervention programme that includes both aerobics and resistance exercises to alleviate frailty among Hong Kong’s ageing population and promote lifestyle changes for elders to add exercises as part of their habits, while training young-olds as exercise coaches to promote healthy and active ageing. GrandMove® is led by Prof. Terry Lum, Professor and Head of Department of Social Work and Social Administration at HKU, and Dr. Gloria Wong, Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at HKU. GrandMove® is also jointly organized by Sau Po Centre on Ageing and Centre for Sports and Exercise (formerly Institute of Human Performance) of HKU. At community level, 14 NGOs have joined the project. In 2017, the programme (“GrandMove+”) was extended to adult day care centers and residential care homes. Over 500 frail and pre-frail elders have been benefited and about 120 young-olds have been trained to become exercise coaches.
Funding amount (research and service): $19.63M
To see the list of NGOs participating in GrandMove®, please click here.