HKFWS is always committed to promoting “Ageing in Place” and release new service initiatives. To support the elderly and their family members to live in a familiar place, our professional team shares some useful information and suggestions here to address the elders’ physical and psychological needs.

Mental Health

My father has passed away and I worried that my mom cannot manage the loss and grief. I would like to know the available counselling service for elderlies.

Death is probably the most difficult separation in life. And yet every one of us has to face it sooner or later.

To provide counselling support to elderlies who are coping with confusion and crisis, and to facilitate carers to make use of information available in the community, our counselling services include:

  • Individual counselling
  • Therapeutic group
  • Mutual aid group
  • Programmes to promote mental health education
  • Social resource consultation service and referral

Elderlies can call or visit our centres in person to apply for our service. We also handle cases referred by other NGOs, government departments and other organisations. For further information, please refer to the following website:
Department of Health’s Elderly Health Service website

Source: Ms. Wong, Elderly Service Social Worker, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society