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Online training session: Phone call support for the elderly (COVID-19 relief)

Description: After an unprecedented past year, the emotional well-being of Hong Kong’s elderly community continues to be at risk. Some of the older people in the city's care homes report being lonely, especially those lacking regular contact with their families. Volunteers are also unable to visit them due to the pandemic control policies.  

Having calls with these elderly can help reduce loneliness and provide social connection. Therefore, we're inviting experienced and caring volunteers to have calls with two of these elderly individuals just twice a month on Saturdays, starting in June. The staff from the residential care home will also join to support you both as you get to know the person you are calling.  

Volunteer roles: Each volunteer joining this support-program must have attended our training session before and be available to support two elderly individuals within the same session, by calling once a month on Saturday, from October to December. 

They will provide social connection and emotional support and help the staff to determine their well-being and immediate needs. 

Each volunteer joining this support program must be available once a month on Saturday over a three-month period starting from October 9th.  Please note that we may extend this program to support elderly individuals for a longer period. 

Online training session: This will be conducted through Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to volunteers by email on or before Septerber 3rd. Attending this training session is a prerequisite for joining this service program. All volunteers who attend this activity must be registered with HandsOn Hong Kong.  

If you have any questions regarding this service, please directly email to hohk@handsonhongkong.org


活動簡介:在經歷了一年的疫情之後,香港大部分長者的情感健康仍然值得關注。一些住在安老院舍的長者說他們很孤單,尤其是那些與家人沒有定期聯繫的長者。由於配合政府的疫情控制政策,義工也無法拜訪他們。 

與這些長者打個電話可以幫助減少他們的孤獨感並提供社交聯繫。因此,我們邀請有經驗和有愛心的義工從10月開始逢星期六,每月一次與這些長者進行通話。來自安老院的職員也將一起參與通話,以支援你和長者。 

義工角色:每個參加此計劃的義工都必須出席我們舉行的簡介會,並且能在10月9日開始逢星期六,每月一次與長者進行通話(在同一個時段分別與兩位長者交談),,並能參與整個為期3個月的計劃。提供社交聯繫和情感支持,並幫助院舍了解他們的健康和迫切需要。 

請注意,我們可能會擴展此計劃,以支持長者更長的時間。

線上簡介會及培訓:這將通過Zoom進行。會議連結將於9月3日或之前通過電子郵件發送給義工。參加此簡介會是加入此服務計劃的先決條件。所有參加者須為牽手‧香港會員。

如有任何查詢,請直接電郵至 hohk@handsonhongkong.org


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Assistance and Support for Elderly
Elderly, People with illness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Skills: Cantonese

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