Modular Block for Elderly at Jat Min Chuen Named "Chung Yuet Lau"
Community Event to Celebrate Intergenerational Harmony
The elderly block being built with modular integrated construction (MiC) at Jat Min Chuen in Shatin has been named "Chung Yuet Lau". To raise the profile of the ongoing project and instill a sense of belonging among stakeholders of the community, HKHS organised a Hoarding Beautification Competition themed "Cross-Generational Harmony, Happy Neighbourhood" for residents and students within the community. The competition was successfully concluded with a presentation ceremony yesterday (31 March) with the participation of Jat Min Chuen's Mutual Aid Committees.
The competition had received more than 500 entries from three categories: Primary School, Secondary School and Jat Min Chuen Residents. The winners, including a championship, a first runner-up, a second runner-up and a merit for each category, had been selected by a judging panel composed of HKHS management and members of Mutual Aid Committees. The winning pieces have been showcased on the hoardings surrounding the project to evoke a sense of intergenerational harmony and bring colours to the community.
HKHS Corporate Communications Director Pamela Leung said, "We sincerely thank the support of the residents and students who expressed their love for the community in their drawings. Their artworks have been turned into souvenirs as Easter gifts for the senior residents of Jat Min Chuen. Promoting intergenerational harmony has always been one of the work priorities for the Housing Society, and we will continue to strive towards the building of a caring and inclusive society."
"Chung Yuet Lau", which its name symbolises longevity and delight, is HKHS's first elderly housing project adopting MiC in steel. Meanwhile, the project is undergoing foundation works and its completion is scheduled for 2023, providing 64 age-friendly rental units.