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The Social Welfare Department has, through a number of social welfare organizations, set up at the district level various elderly centres for the elderly and their carers. These include Social Centres for the Elderly at the early stage, Neighbourhood Elderly Centres developed later on, as well as District Elderly Community Centres launched in recent years. The scope of service provided by each type of elderly centre is different as follows:

 

Elderly Centres and Target Groups

Services

District Elderly Community Centre (DECC)

  • Elders aged 60 or above in the locality
  • Carers, families
  • The community at large

Full collaboration with and provision of support to other elderly service units in the district, reaching out, support team for the elderly, health education, educational and developmental activities, referral services, volunteer development, carer support services, social and recreational activities, meal and laundry services, drop-in service, enquiries

 

Operating Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays (The actual operating hours of individual centres may vary)

 

Fees and Charges

Annual membership fee

 

List of DECCs

Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (NEC)

 

  • Elders aged 60 or above in the locality

Health education, educational and developmental activities, referral services, volunteer development, carer support services, counselling, social and recreational activities, meal service, drop-in service, enquiries

 

Operating Hour

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays (The actual operating hours of individual centres may vary)

 

Fees and Charges

Annual membership fee

 

List of NECs

Social Centre for the Elderly (S/E)

 

  • • Elders aged 60 or above in the locality

Social and recreational activities, referral services, leisure facilities, a place for social contact, enquiries

 

Operating Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturdays (The actual operating hours of individual centres may vary)

 

Fees and Charges

Annual membership fee

 

List of S/Es