Preparing Gerontechnology Ambassadors through a Knowledge Transfer Model: The Lingnan University's Approach = 以知識轉移模式培訓樂齡科技專員 : 嶺南大學的案例

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With the nomination for the "HKSAR Chief Executive's Community Project List", The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust donated a three-year project (2019-2022) to Lingnan University. The Project named "LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project" aims to promote Gerontechnology and support smart aging Socialpreneurship development. This Project also serves as an educational platform to provide training courses and workshops on "Gerontechnology in Healthcare, Dining, Living and Transport". Baseline studies will be conducted to build a database in the areas of Gerontech products and services, social innovation, and startups, with a vision to offer policy recommendations to the industry and Government.

Lingnan University organizes the Gerontechnology Practitioner Training Course, as one of the major initiatives in the Project, to attract public interested on Gerontechnology, and raise public awareness about the Gerontechnology development, relevant policies and practice. By adopting the concepts of knowledge transfer, participants (including elderly and care-givers) will also be invited to be the ambassadors and participated in further knowledge transfer activities and various forms of outreach and community engagements. In addition, it also helps to promote the productive aging and age-friendly environment guided by the initiative of the Project.

In this workshop, the LU's project team, together with the ambassadors, will share tips about the knowledge transfer model and experiences of organizing the Gerontechnology Practitioner Training Course. The ambassadors will also share their views on the Gerontechnology and experiences on the impact on the aging society.
Period27 Nov 2020
Event titleInternational Conference on Gerontechnology: Achieving excellence in elderly care through gerontechnology
Event typeConference
OrganisersHong Kong Metropolitan University, Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff
Degree of RecognitionInternational