Gingko House

Hong Kong
이행 기관명: 
Gingko House
이행 기관 유형: 
Private sector
MIAPP 관련 이슈: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-2 (Work and the ageing labour force)
II-5 (Mental health needs of older persons)
III-4 (Images of ageing)

Gingko House is a catering service enterprise with organic ingredients and social objectives, trying to generate welfare for older persons by engaging in business. In 2005, “Everbright Concern Action”, a charitable organization founded by a group of social workers, opened the first "Gingko House" restaurant. The restaurant is run by older persons within the organization's social service center in the Wong Tai Sin District. The purpose is to provide a suitable working environment and employment opportunity for older persons who wish to work, stay active and re-gain self-confidence. The resuatrant is well-received by the locals and provides job opportunities to those with financial or psychological needs. In order to benefit more older persons, Gingko House opened 3 more restaurants since, including in the center of the city. Using its proceedings from the catering business, Gingko House engages in charity activities for older persons, single-parent households, and low income families.