Community Care and Support Services for the Elderly

We provide support in household duties, personal care, nursing care, rehabilitation, day care, carer support, health promotion, and community support services to the elderly or families in need and persons with disability. These services enable elders to stay at home of their choice, while the carers are supported to perform their caring role.

Smiley Activation Project – Community / Home-based Depression Treatment for the Elderly

This project is supported by The HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme through a donation to the Community Chest from October 2018 to September 2020.  It aims to raise community’s awareness of elderly depression, assist older adults to rebuild connection with the community, and learn problem-solving skills, promote pleasant events to reduce symptoms of depression and improve emotional well-being.

Target Users

  • Treatment-oriented "Smiley Activation" Anti-depression and Self-Management Programme: Elders aged 60 or above and elderly with depression symptoms
  • Other programmes: General public

Service Delivery

Concerned visits, community programmes, practice in daily life, service referral

Service Hotline
Anti-Depression Care Line for the Elderly: 2793 2822

Details

"Smiley Activation" Anti-depression Self-management Programme

Objective: Reduce the symptoms of depression and improve emotional well-being

Target: Elderly aged 60 or above with depression symptoms

Content:
1. Learn depression coping and problem-solving skills
2. Goal setting, promote pleasant life style

Format:
1. Home visit by social workers and volunteers
2. Centre programmes
3. Practice in daily life
4. Service referral

Sessions: 10 sessions
Venue: Participant’s home or our service unit
Charge: Free of charge

Service Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 1pm / 2 - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1pm

Enquiries

Oi Tung Service Centre

 

 

 

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