Recruitment of young old to form a choir to provide them with the chance to enrich retirement life
The venture will collaborate with elderly services centres to recruit young old, primarily from districts with more low-income people such as Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong, to form a choir. Participants will receive vocal training and be given chances to perform. A fee of $40 per hour will be charged for the training class, but a 50% refund will be given to a participant who can achieve an attendance rate of 80% or more.
Separately, secondary school and university students will be engaged to produce a documentary recording the transformation of the participants. Besides, 25 exchange sessions among the elderly and students will be held.
The venture aims to enrich the retirement life of elderly, convert them from passive recipients into active members of the community, and to strengthen the mutual understanding and connection between the old and young generations.