In an ageing society, it is very important to encourage interactions and communication amongst the young and the old in times of technological innovation, geographic mobility, and shifting economies. However, there is always a large gap between generations. Is generation gap ‘unbridgeable” as most would believe? What are the essential elements in overcoming the differences between generations? How might we change the perception and behaviour of the young and old to be more age inclusive? This session will study different innovative programmes and explore what makes cross-generational programmes effective and their long-term social impact.
Ms May Lau is a registered social worker in Hong Kong. She completed the Master of Social Services (Non-profit Management) at the University of Hong Kong with distinction. In her position as Head of Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation, she has extensive experience in strategy planning, marketing and communications. She leads the team to review and coordinate collaborative projects with partner organizations to promote happy family relationships among multi-generational families. Ms Lau is committed to understanding family well-being and how public policy could address this issue in her current Doctor of Public Administration study.
Head, Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation
Ms May Lau
Dr Vivian Lou’s research interests focus on family gerontology, in particular family caregiving for dementia, stroke, end-of-life older adults, and social adaptation and mental health of Chinese older adults and family caregivers. She also has a keen interest in building evidence-based models to empower older adults and their families. She is a Council member of Hong Kong Association of Gerontology and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong
Dr Vivian Lou
Ms Pauline Wong graduated from the University of London School of Economics and Political Science with a master degree in Social Policy. She is a registered social worker. Currently, she is the senior manageress of Integrated Children and Youth, Family and Community Development Service in Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Ltd. Pauline has 20 years of solid experience in social service field. In the past decade, Pauline focused on promoting intergenerational services in Hong Kong. She has published various newsletters, articles, research reports and guiding manuals on intergenerational practices.
Senior Manageress, Integrated Children & Youth, Family and Community Development Service, Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service
Ms WONG Shum Yee, Pauline
Ms Queenie Li is the Researcher of Our Hong Kong Foundation. Queenie specialises in healthcare, ageing and arts inclusion policy research. She is the corresponding author in the Foundation’s advocacy paper, “Fostering Medical-social Collaboration in Achieving Quality End-of-life Care”, launched in 2019, whilst currently focuses on health financing in fostering primary care development. A D.H. Chen Foundation Scholar and a Hong Kong Scholar endorsed by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, she holds double degrees in Fine Art from St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford and Global Business Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, both with First Class Honours.
Public Policy Institute Researcher - Healthcare & Social Development, Our Hong Kong Foundation