People with Down syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities (DS/ID) today have a longer life expectancy. As some of them reach over the age of 60, their ageing problems are drawing more and more concern in the society. For them, however, the ageing process usually starts from the age of 35 to 40, where their health condition may begin to deteriorate sharply. The situation among people with DS is even more remarkable. The Association has hence launched the two-year ‘Industrious Adulthood and Positive Ageing for People with Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability Project’ (‘IP Project’) with the sponsorship of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation.
To assist people with Down syndrome / intellectual disabilities
- Build up a healthy lifestyle
- Develop new life skills and then build up self-confidence
- Widen the social network which can provide support and assistance