Ms Grace Chan
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Topic: The Promotion and Development of Gerontechnology in Hong Kong
Ms Grace Chan has worked in the social welfare arena for over 25 years. She is the Business Director of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), and also serves as a member of Board of Directors and the International Vice President of the International Federation on Ageing.
Ms Chan was invited as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities in 2013. She is a former member of the Elderly Commission, and also sits on some committees and boards in the statutory bodies of Hong Kong. Her areas of expertise include long-term care, age-friendly cities and communities, elderly participation, lifelong learning, and innovation and technology for ageing.
Ms Chan joined HKCSS in 2006 and established the team of Innovation and Technology for Ageing in 2017 taking the lead in the development of several innovative services, including Gerontechnology Platform, Jockey Club “age at home” Gerontech Education and Rental Service, and Stair Climbing Service, etc. In 2019, she was awarded as Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencer, in honouring the outstanding achievements of the most influential leader impacting ageing in the Asia Pacific.