The Hong Kong Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (HKPDF)
The HKPDF was incorporated as a limited company and a charitable body on 21st August 2002.
The proposal to form the HKPDF was made during the 3rd International Symposium of the Asian and Pacific Parkinson's Disease Association (APPDA 2001) held in Hong Kong from 1st to 5th December 2001. APPDA 2001 was sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
The Committee for the formation of the HKPDF, headed by Mrs Christina Lee, and ably supported by Mrs Olivia Davies, Mrs Nina Lam and Ms Lelia Chow, was crucial in securing an initial donation during APPDA 2001. This Committee serves as the Honorary Advisory Body to the HKPDF.
The Honorable Prof. Sophia Chan Siu-chee is the Patron of the Foundation.
Community Rehabilitation Network (CRN)
Community Rehabilitation Network (CRN) was founded in 1994. We have 6 Centres and are subvented by the Social Welfare Department to provide community-based rehabilitation service for people with chronic illness and their family members.
There are 2 divisions, one is Community Rehabilitation Services and the other is Patients’ Mutual Help Development. The former is responsible for providing rehabilitation courses, seminars and therapeutic groups for people with chronic illness and their relatives and the latter is to support self help groups, organizations and promote community education.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including social workers, registered nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. They liaise with other professionals such as doctors, dietitians, pharmacists, clinical psychologists to provide voluntary social and psychological support for people with chronic illness and their family members or care-givers.