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Experiential Learning Project Profile Spatial GH03-003 BUILD FOR HEALTH! Facility Improvement For A Senior Home in Foshan PROJECT LOCATION Foshan, Guangdong, China COMMUNITY PARTNER Our Social Mission: To improve the living environment of the elderly. Student Learning: Students will learn about the needs of elderly, apply and test their spatial and facility design solutions. Project Opportunities: • Help design, convert, renovate and improve some of the space and facilities of the Leping Senior Home. For examples, improving the slippery floors of the main building and finding a right place to establish more exercise facilities in the garden for the seniors. • Support the planning on the development of Leping Senior Home into a modern senior home with user-friendly features and design. About 200 seniors are now living in this senior home. Most of them are “wubao” recipients, without the support of family. They rely on the support provided by government on clothing, food, medical and funeral expenses. However, the existing building design is not tailored to meet the needs of seniors. Many parts of the building are not suitable for the seniors and require improvement to better their quality of life. Healing Hope Organization KEY AREAS Architectural Design, Living Space & Facility Improvement, Building, Elderly Welfare, Health Care, Quality of Life Interested faculty members are welcome to contact Dr. Dennis Cheung, Lecturer of GHELC Phone: 2219 4828 Email: denniskk@hku.hk Website: http://ghelc.hku.hk