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- Highlight event of Dementia Friendly Community Campaign cum Support for Carers Project

Highlight event of Dementia Friendly Community Campaign cum Support for Carers Project

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, and the Director of Social Welfare, Ms Carol Yip, attended the highlight event of the Dementia Friendly Community Campaign and the Support for Carers Project organised by the Social Welfare Department (SWD). As a Dementia Friend, Ms Yip appealed to all Dementia Friends to pay more attention to needy people, particularly elderly persons, and wear the orange wristband and stand ready to offer assistance to people with dementia in need around them. She expressed the hope that individuals from all sectors would help promote the dementia-friendly message.


The SWD launched the Dementia Friendly Community Campaign and the Support for Carers Project respectively in September and October last year, with an aim to encourage members of the public to take action to support people with dementia and their families, and to raise public awareness and enlist community support for needy elderly people and their carers.


 
Dr Law Chi-kwong speaks at the event. Dr Law Chi-kwong, Ms Carol Yip, and the Chairman of the Elderly Commission, Dr Lam Ching-choi, officiate at the launch ceremony. Speaking as registered Dementia Friends, Ms Carol Yip and Dr Lam Ching-choi encourage all Dementia Friends to wear the orange wristband and stand ready to offer assistance to people with dementia in need.
Together with other guests and participants, Ms Carol Yip and Dr Lam Ching-choi pledge to build a dementia friendly community. Dr Law Chi-kwong, Ms Carol Yip and Dr Lam Ching-choi in a group photo with the representatives of property management organisations participating in the Support for Carers Project. Front-line property management staff members share their experiences in participating in the Support for Carers Project.
Singer-songwriter Eddie Ho performs a song on dementia.