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Phone Reassurance for Elderly Project (PREP)

About the project

We will provide health assistance to 65 years old or above 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.

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Topics covered under the project:

Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic

mindfulness & mental health

Health Care Voucher Scheme and primary care for the elderly

Health misinformation

Student Volunteers' Background:


FAculty of Medicine

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FAculty of Social Science


Food and Nutritional Sciences

Volunteers duties:

Go through the training materials on blackboard

Talk to 4 elders

(5 times each)

assess the understanding of the elders

share your experiences with other volunteers

Deadline of Application:


Project Leaders:

Project Leader:


Prof. Vivian WY LEE

Supervisor, CU CHAMPION

Associate Professor,

Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, 



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Prof. Janita PC CHAU

Assistant Dean (Alumni Affairs)

Professor, The Nethersole School of Nursing

Faculty of Medicine, CUHK


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

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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