Roadmap of AFC Development - Age-friendly Port

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Roadmap of AFC Development


“Age-friendly City” concept was BORN!
The World Health Organization (WHO) identified the 8 domains of an age-friendly city in its Global Age-friendly Cities Project.


WHO publication of “Global Age-friendly Cities: A Guide” provided a reference guide to engage and assist cities in promoting the age-friendly city concept.


CADENZA Symposium 2010 on “Age-Friendly World Cities & Environment” exchanged views on the New York City experience on age-friendly initiatives and the importance of health and social care systems, neighbourhoods, urban design and use of information technology in shaping the cities’ age-friendliness.


Overseas visit to New York City (the first city to join the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities) by representatives of Elderly Commission, Labour and Welfare Bureau and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to learn more about the development of age-friendly city initiatives.


“Build an age-friendly environment, promote active ageing and develop silver hair market” was one of the policy strategies of the Government in response to ageing population set out in the consultation document on population policy (Chapter 6).


Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project (JCAFC Project) was implemented by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, aiming to build momentum in 18 districts in Hong Kong to develop an age-friendly community through an assessment of their respective age-friendliness and encourage collaborative participation in building Hong Kong into an age-friendly city.


“Building an age-friendly environment” was featured in the Government’s Policy Address 2016 as a specific policy focus and was mentioned in Policy Agenda in 2016, 2017 and 2018.


The JCAFC Project’s research findings were presented to global experts and scholars at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress.


Korean delegation of government officials and other representatives of Bucheon City visited Hong Kong to exchange views on building an age-friendly city. The Project Team has shared the experiences of JCAFC Project.

2018 & 2020

Jockey Club Age-friendly City Partnership Scheme was launched under the JCAFC Project to encourage the business community, government departments and public bodies to adopt age-friendly practices.


All 18 districts in Hong Kong have joined the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.


The JCAFC Project was selected as one of the eight solutions around the world to present in the Global Solutions Forum 2020 under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).


Jockey Club Age-friendly City International Conference brought together experts from different sectors in Hong Kong and overseas to share best practices, enhance future collaboration and sustainable development.


The JCAFC Project launched the “Age-friendly Port”, an online platform providing useful resources of all kinds on age-friendly city to facilitate knowledge transfer and sustainable development.


The JCAFC Project’s experiences and achievements were shared with professionals from all over the world through poster presentation at the 22nd International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress.


Come join us in building an age-friendly Hong Kong!