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Name of Organization Hong Kong Association of Gerontology
Mission •Establishing links with gerontology organizations outside Hong Kong to promote mutual understanding and cooperation;
•Promote concern on elderly services through cooperation with other sectors in Hong Kong;
•Promote development of elderly services in Hong Kong to improve quality of life among elderly people;
•Promote development of research in gerontology;
•Promote training and education in gerontology to enhance the quality of elderly services.
Core Services 1. Hong Kong Institute of Gerontology: the Institute set up at 2000 that aims at providing training and education in gerontology to enhance the quality of elderly services.

2. Residential Aged Care Accreditation Scheme: the Scheme set up in 2005 that is a voluntary schedule to assess the service standards of residental aged care home. We hope that the Scheme can enhance the services quality and safety standards of the homes.
Achievements / Pioneer Projects Achievements:

Locally, the Association has been holding an Annual Congress of Gerontology since 1992. The Annual Congress provides opportunities for local key government officials, local practitioners, gerontologists and internationally renounced gerontologists to share their academics studies, knowledge and experiences.

Internationally, the Association has established good networks with many different countries especially with Mainland China and Macau through in-service training, academic exchanges and scientific activities. As a result, many study tours and visits have been conducted and firm friendships formed.

Pioneer projects:
Social Welfare Department, the Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee has approved funding for the Association from 2002 till 2004 to undertake the Pilot Project on Accreditation System for Residential Care Homes for the Elderly in Hong Kong.

In March 2005, the project has approved funding from Food & Health Bureau and recommendation of the Social Welfare Department, The project is renamed as Residential Aged Care Accreditation Scheme. (RACAS) It continues to organize assessors training courses, aged home accreditation scheme and to publicize its work to the service users of aged care service and the public.
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