The next IAFN newsletter on the theme of Valuing Our Elders will be published shortly. Articles from Africa, India, Papua New Guinea, the West Indies and the Anglican Indigenous Network tell of the valuing of older people in many cultures.
At the same time, the increasing number of elderly people, many with problems of isolation from their families and communities as well as frail health and lack of resources, demands action from Churches and Governments. The newsletter describes imaginative projects to help, set up by church organizations and parishes in both developed and developing parts of the Anglican Communion.
Below are some projects established by the Welfare Council of the Anglican Church of Hong Kong. (HKSKH).
The “Positive Life Elderly Suicide Prevention Project – Talent Variety Show” was held by the Council’s Institute of Continuing Education for Seniors. Over 800 senior students from the 15 Learning Centres of our Institute attended the event. The objectives of promoting positive life attitudes and sharing what the students had learnt throughout the year were successfully achieved. The photograph shows the wonderful performance of the Chinese Tai Chi Fan Dance.
Thematic corner of wandering garden:
A specially designed garden for seniors suffering from dementia is renovated at Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Li Ka Shing Care and Attention Home for the Elderly. It aims to provide different sensory stimulation for the clients with dementia of different levels through a natural environment and thematic corners:
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