Project GrandMove®: Organizing exercise groups at your centres

Project GrandMove®: Organizing exercise groups at your centres

Project GrandMove® (“GrandMove”) establishes an evidence-based 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. The research of the Project was conducted from 2015 –2018 and findings from the research showed significant improvements in the participants' frailty level, with nearly 30% of the 390 participating elders returning to a robust level within six months. Since project inception, 17 NGOs (54 centres) have joined the Project. Over 800 frail and pre-frail elders have been benefited and 160 young-olds have been trained to become exercise coaches.

Features of GrandMove exercise groups

  • Evidence-based
  • A 4-month exercise intervention programme tailored for frail or pre-frail elders
  • 3 interaction sessions with elders per week, each lasts for 1 hour
  • Suitable for frail / pre-frail elders aged 65 or above
  • 7 –10 elders in a group
  • Led by committed and professional GrandMove coaches trained by HKU
  • Suitable for community and long-term care setting
  • Health talks, exercise groups, home visits and follow-up phone-calls for GrandMove exercise groups?(community)
  • Free of charge

To benefit and engagemore elders and empower them to take charge of their own health, we hope to invite more elderly service units from different NGOs to organize GrandMove exercise groups. In this new stage of Project, we are partnering with four GrandMove Operators to disseminate the Projectand make coordination for participatingunits. If your unit is interested to organize GrandMove exercise groups or know more about the Project, please contact the GrandMove Operators directly.

GrandMove Operators

Christian Family Service Centre
Kwun Tong Integrated Home Care Services - Scheme on Home Care and Support for Elderly Persons with Mild Impairment
Districts(Kowloon) Kwun Tong, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po
(HK) Southern
Contact personMs. Jane Tsang
Contact number3618 7041
Emailgrandmove@cfsc.org.hk
Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service Hong Kong
Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation Kwan Shon Hing Yu Chui Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
Districts(N.T.) Sha Tin, North, Tai Po
Contact person Ms. Carmen Ching, Mr. Michael Chow
Contact number2630 7070 / 3692 5078
Emailgrandmove@elchk.org.hk
H.K.S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre
Integrated Career Development Service
Districts(N.T.) Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Islands (Tung Chung)
Contact person Ms. May Chiu
Contact number2436 2977
Emailgrandmove.skhlmc@gmail.com
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
Tseung Kwan O Aged Care Complex
Districts (N.T.) Sai Kung, Islands (Except Tung Chung)
(Kowloon) Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon City
(HK) Eastern, Wan Chai, Central and Western
Contact person Mr. Ng Chun Ho
Contact number 2702 9897
Email tko_grandmove@skhwc.org.hk

About GrandMove

GrandMove is initiated and funded by Simon K.Y. Lee Foundation, and is led by Professor 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 of HKU. The project is named "GrandMove" to rebut the myth that ageing means becoming frail, raising public awareness that old age can be a life stage that is full of vigor and energy. The project philosophy combined concepts of "productive ageing" and "healthy ageing", to empower older persons and their community in getting in charge of their own health and independent living.

Project Website: www.ageing.hku.hk/grandmove

Project Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/hkgrandmove