Social Entrepreneur Series - A green life, a vivacious mind - to thrive as plants do [Healthcare]
Social Entrepreneur - Zoe Chan, Mike Tsang and Chung Woo (From left to right)
As we age, our physical conditions deteriorate. Sometimes dementia befalls. Activities as simple as gardening can stimulate the five senses and help us maintain life’s tempo.
Zoe Chan used to work in the finance industry. She was impressed by the vitality of plants through horticultural therapy, a subject she thereby decided to study and pursue. She proceeded to found “PuYU” with two retired young olds, Chung Woo and Mike Tsang. Horticultural classes are tailor-made for the elderly with mild cognitive impairment to slow down the degrading of their cognitive functioning. Golden-agers are also trained as “MindfulGreen Ambassadors” in realisation of “young-old serves old-old” while spreading positive energy.
The strong vitality of plants enables them to withstand tough weather and thrive; it also helps heal people’s soul.
Innovative Venture - Mindful Green – Horticultural Therapy Services
The innovative venture mentioned above is funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and assisted and supported by the Fund’s intermediaries in project implementation. The details of the innovative venture are as follows:
Name of Organisation: PuYU Horticultural Therapy Services Limited
Service nature: Healthcare
Beneficiary group: Elderly
Project type: Prototype
Intermediary Programme: Good Seed
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What is Social Entrepreneur Series?
Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration.
A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Diet and Transport. What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.