top of page
Mask Display

Phone Reassurance for Elderly Project (PREP)

About the project

We will provide health assistance to 65 - 80 years old elders via one-to-one telephone contact,  in the hope of relieving their anxiety and unease caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ​ Our student helpers will also clarify the health misinformation circulating among the community during the phone call.

The project is funded by Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (KPF) of SoCUBE from the CUHK.

SIE Fund logo (standard).jpg


Connecting elders with youngsters with regular phone calls can:

provide accurate health information

warm elders’ heart 

remedy feelings of loneliness of elders

bridge the gap between  generations

 raise the public awareness of the needs of elders under COVID-19

Social Impacts of the project:

creating a harmonious community by connecting two generations

constructing a cohesive community by multidisciplinary cooperation

removing the city's indifferent & heartless attitude 

Topics covered under the project:

Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic

mindfulness & mental health

Health Care Voucher Scheme and primary care for the elderly

Clarify Health misinformation

Over 100 CUHK student volunteers from...


FAculty of Medicine

faculty of social science.jpeg

FAculty of Social Science


Food and Nutritional Sciences Programme

Our student volunteers will...

Study & pass a test about the training materials of this project 

Talk to 2 elders
(6 times each)

assess the understanding of the elders

provide legitimate health information to elderly

Project Period:

(Phase 1) 2021/Jun - Aug
(Phase 2) 2022/Jan - Feb

Briefing Session:*

4 Dec, 2021 (Saturday)
11:00am - 12:30pm

*All volunteers must attend the briefing session as part of the requirements for certificate.

Service Period:*

8 Jan, 2022 - 12 Feb, 2022 (Every Saturday)

9:00am - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm

6 phone conversations with 2 assigned elders

*All volunteers must finish the pre-, post-service surveys & reflection as part of the requirements for certificate.

Volunteer Recruitment - Deadline of Application:


For more information, please contact CU CHAMPION Core Team at

(English)   (Chinese)

Project Leaders:

Project Leader:


Prof. Vivian WY LEE

Supervisor, CU CHAMPION

Associate Professor,

Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, 



Prof Janita Chau_1564373005.png

Prof. Janita PC CHAU

Emeritus Professor, The Nethersole School of Nursing

Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

Co-director, Cochrane Hong Kong

Co-chair, Cochrane Nursing


Prof. Samuel YS WONG

Assistant Dean (Education)

Associate Director (Undergraduate Education)

Professor and Head, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Healthcare

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care

Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

Prof. Wallace Chan.jpg

Prof. Wallace CHAN

Associate Professor

Department of Social Work

Faculty of Social Science, CUHK


Prof. Anthony YH FUNG

Director, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Professor, School of Journalism and Communication,

Faculty of Social Science, CUHK

bottom of page