To proactively address the challenges of a rapidly ageing population, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (‘the Trust’) is implementing the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project in partnership with four gerontology research institutes in Hong Kong, namely the Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; the Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong; Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University; and the IAA, PolyU. The Trust is joining hands with various stakeholders to develop Hong Kong into an age-friendly city which can cater to the needs of people of all ages.


Funding organisation

Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust


Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project:

The IAA was commissioned by the Employee Retraining Board to conduct research on the training needs of older adults. The main objectives of the study were to examine the challenges faced by older adults in finding jobs as well as employers’ views of hiring and retaining older adults. The study identified the training needs of older people. The study commenced in October 2014 and concluded in November 2015.


Responsible researcher

Funding organisation

Study on the Training
Needs of Older Adults

Dr Alma Au
Department of Applied Social Sciences,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Employee Retraining Board