Herman Chan is the co-founder of Eldpathy, an organization that promotes understanding between the older and younger generations. Having been raised by his grandparents, Herman is deeply committed to improve the livelihood of the elderly in Hong Kong and promote empathy for senior citizens.
Witnessing first-hand the gap between generations in today’s society, Herman set up Eldpathy, the purpose of which is to develop young people’s understanding towards seniors. Eldpathy also advocates “active ageing” by recruiting elderly instructors for their Elderly Simulation Programmes. Since 2012, Eldpathy has organised over 800 activities with 30,000 participants experiencing how life changes with aging through the Elderly Simulation Programmes. Around 30 elderly instructors were trained to interact with the young participants to enhance mutual understanding.