Nowadays, the ageing problems in Hong Kong among the people with Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities (DS/ID) draw more and more concern in the society. Their ageing process usually starts at their 30s and their health condition may deteriorate sharply. The Association hence launches the two-years project namely “The Centre for Active Ageing and Community Inclusion for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities” (AI project) with the sponsorship from Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited.
We are grateful to the Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited for their sponsorship of The Centre for Active Ageing and Community Inclusion for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
AI Project advocates a specialized centre for active ageing for adults with DS/ID and their care-givers and empowers them to:
- Develop healthy lifestyles so that they can move forward and transit to the adulthood and ageing process in a positive direction;
- Enhance their community living skills as well as increasing their self-confidence and independence;
- Enlarge their social network of peers, mentors and develop self-esteem through active community participation.