Advocating early assessment Building a dementia-friendly community
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 6 November 2023 – The Hang Lung X HKYWCA “Love·No·Limit” Dementia Friendly Program – Community Inclusion Day, co-organized for the third consecutive year by Hang Lung Properties (SEHK stock code: 00101) (the “Company” or “Hang Lung”) and the Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association (“HKYWCA”), was successfully held at Amoy Plaza last weekend. Activities from free brain health consultations and cognitive testing providing information about important community resources and referral services to an exhibition of artworks co-created by dementia patients, carers and volunteers are offered at the event. The two-day event attracted more than 12,000 members of the community, dementia patients, and carers. To keep promoting a dementia-friendly community, the “Love·No·Limit” Community Inclusion Day, expected to benefit more than 240 people with complimentary cognitive assessment, will also take place at Kornhill Plaza this year from November 11 to 12.
Ms. Helen Lau, Deputy Director (Head of Hong Kong Business Operation) of Hang Lung Properties, said, “Since the Hang Lung X HKYWCA ‘Love·No·Limit’ Dementia Friendly Program was launched in 2021, it has supported more than 2,200 dementia patients and their carers. Close to 300 of our frontliners have also completed the Social Welfare Department-approved ‘Dementia Friends’ training course, giving them the skills to provide appropriate assistance while they are at work to people with dementia. We were delighted to bring a selection of merchants on board for this year’s Community Inclusion Day, offering exclusive shopping concessions to elderly people to encourage them to stay active and be involved in the community while also responding to the Social Welfare Department’s appeal to help ease pressures on carers. In the future, Hang Lung will continue to demonstrate our support for dementia patients and their carers, with the aim of building a more inclusive, caring, and dementia friendly community, and fulfilling the Company’s commitment to improving social wellbeing.”
Mr. Leung Po Wah, Taddy, District Social Welfare Officer (Kwun Tong) from the Social Welfare Department, said, ” Our government has always been concerned about the need of support for dementia patients and their carers. This year, the Government has launched out various enhanced initiatives, including a 24-hour Designated Hotline for Carer Support (182 183) and an one-stop Information Gateway for Carers to make it easier for them to seek assistance when necessary. To promote dementia friendliness and support for carers, it is not only important for the Government to allocate resources but also for the business sector and social welfare organizations to collaborate to expand community networks and create a caring workplace culture that accepts and understands the challenges faced by working carers, thus alleviating their stress. I am deeply grateful to Hang Lung for training their frontline staff in malls and office towers to become recognized ‘Dementia Friends’ by the Social Welfare Department, assisting people in need both in the workplace and in their daily lives and jointly contributing to a dementia friendly community.”
Throughout the event period, Hang Lung has joined hands with a selection of merchants at Amoy Plaza and Kornhill Plaza to offer exclusive shopping concessions to elderly. Merchants include: Dr. Kong, Colourmix, Meka, Sasa, O’Farm, Vita Green, Pizza Hut, Watami Japanese Dining, Victoria Harbour Restaurant, Victoria Harbour Supreme, Pak Don Chicken Rice, and Butahage.
Hang Lung is devoted to helping build a diverse and inclusive community via various community investment projects. The three-year Hang Lung X HKYWCA “Love·No·Limit” Dementia Friendly Program includes improving the cognitive abilities of elderly, support for carers, volunteer training, and doctor referral services. It has now benefited more than 2,200 dementia patients and their carers, with Hang Lung volunteers putting in more than 1,100 service hours. In addition, close to 300 Hang Lung frontliners from 19 Hang Lung commercial and resident projects in Hong Kong have completed the Social Welfare Department-approved “Dementia Friends” training course and are doing their part in building a dementia-friendly environment.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
About Hang Lung Properties
Hang Lung Properties Limited (SEHK stock code: 00101) creates compelling spaces that enrich lives. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Hang Lung Properties develops and manages a diversified portfolio of world-class properties in Hong Kong and the nine Mainland cities of Shanghai, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Tianjin, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan and Hangzhou. With its luxury positioning under the “66” brand, the company’s Mainland portfolio has established its leading position as the “Pulse of the City”. Hang Lung Properties is recognized for leading the way in enhanced sustainability initiatives in real estate as it pursues sustainable growth by connecting customers and communities.
At Hang Lung Properties – We Do It Well.
For more information, please visit www.hanglung.com.