Aging, Social Inclusion

Under the mass migration wave, the loneliness of the elders with emigrant families sharply worsened. In light of the elder’s wellness needs, PETVOLUTION provides them with STAY PAWSITIVE @HK – Animal-Assisted Wellness services as a form of emotional support. 

Previously, their professional team has successfully worked on relieving youth loneliness with an innovative framework of Animal-Assisted Wellness. Now, they propose a dedicated six-month journey that integrates animal-assisted service and mindfulness to provide emotional support to the elderly with emigrant families. Through this journey, the project not only aims to alleviate the loneliness experienced by the elders with emigrant families but also help them reconnect socially and avoid severe mental health issues caused by the worsening problem in the long run.

Brainy Training Kit

Aging, Health Care

Dementia is an irreversible condition. By 2040, one in three people will be elderly. In 2039, more than 330,000 people in Hong Kong are expected to be diagnosed with dementia. With a team of registered occupational therapists, Brainy Training Kits uses their professional knowledge to design a training kit for people with dementia. The goal is to slow the progression of the disease and alleviate the burden on caregivers and medical staff.

Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.