The Housing Society set up the Elderly Resources Centre (ERC), the first of its kind in Hong Kong, in 2005. Through educational and experiential tours, training programmes, health screening and professional consultation services, the centre promotes the concept of “age-friendly home” in the community. After the renovation in 2020, the ERC not only showcases two age-friendly mock-up flats and introduces more than a hundred gerontech products and facilities, but also integrates with AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) applications, with an aim to provide information to advocate “ageing in place”.
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.