The Housing Society set up the Elderly Resources Centre (ERC), the first of its kind in Hong Kong, in 2005. Through education, health screening, consultation and research, the centre promotes the concept of “age-friendly home” so that “ageing in place” can be achieved. The ERC also features a simulated age-friendly living space, displaying age friendly home design and products. Operated by experienced occupational therapists and social workers, the centre offers tailor-made service to the elderly.
The Housing Society also launched the "one-stop" elderly website in early 2008 to provide a comprehensive platform for the elderly, their families and carers. Revamped in 2010, the website adopted a more vivid design with diversified contents, including elderly housing, health, travel, diet, nutrition and retirement living. A database covering elderly service providers across 18 districts in Hong Kong was also provided to facilitate the elderly in seeking the services and support needed.
The Age-friendly Home website showcases furniture and aids designed for elders, and delivers news on age-friendly products and designs, hence promoting the concept of ageing in place (AIP) while enabling the elderly to live safely and comfortably. In addition, the ‘Test “your” home’ section helps the elderly and caregivers evaluate the age-friendliness of their homes.