Japan's willing elderly workers are defusing the country's pension time bomb, writes Kanoko Matsuyama.Tuesday, 18 September, 2012, 5:06pm
Getting older was not an excuse to slow down for masters swimming champion Mabel Leung Yuen-ying. She took up competitive swimming in her 40s, learned how to ski in her 50s, and tried scuba diving and skydiving, during her 60s.9 Oct 2012 - 9:44am 1 comment
A ban on mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong will leave the city with fewer workers to take care of a rapidly ageing population in future, the latest projections from the Census and Statistics Department show.15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm
Few facts could be as comforting to a population as knowing that it is at the top of the longevity rankings. Hong Kong women have overtaken Japanese to have the world's longest life expectancy, 86.7 years, while men are likely to live to 78.4 years, just 1.8 years below the title-holders for the gender, the Swiss.30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The national retirement age should be extended in stages to 65 for both men and women by the year 2045, the head of a social security think tank official has suggested.4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Nearly half of the city's young adults have no desire to raise a family, says the Family Planning Association.
In its latest Youth Sexuality Study, which is carried out in Hong Kong every five years, the association found that 45 per cent of male respondents and 39 per cent of females were either unsure, or had made a firm decision not to have children.27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Having babes at any old age12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Silver is gold for a new breed of entrepreneurs as 300,000 baby boomers are set to reach retirement age in the next five years.4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
'An ageing population will lead to a shrinking labour force and present serious challenges to the productive capacity and sustainable development of Hong Kong's economy.'
Steering Committee on Population Policy SCMP, May 313 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Picture a user of a mobile gadget, and a young person usually springs to mind.
But the telecommunications industry should take advantage of the as yet uncultivated 'silver-haired market', the chief of a social enterprise that manages emergency call services for the elderly says.28 May 2012 - 12:00am
American skincare brand DMK held the Asian launch of its new make-up range in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The brand's founder, American biological scientist Dr Danne Montague-King, flew in specially for the occasion.30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Two-thirds of top civil servants will reach retirement age in the next decade, raising fears that they will be replaced by inexperienced staff and prompting calls by lawmakers for the compulsory retirement age of 60 to be raised.17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The workload is heavy and the frustrations are many, but the satisfactions of helping patients outweighs everything else, says the outgoing chief of the medicine and geriatrics department at Princess Margaret Hospital.13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
As China faces mounting pressure over its ageing population, health experts have questioned whether the central government is prepared to address the needs of the elderly.
The concerns were raised at a forum yesterday in Beijing to celebrate World Health Day on the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation.8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The global population is ageing as never before. Within the next five years, adults 65 and older will outnumber children younger than five; by 2050, they will outnumber children younger than 14.
Are we ready for this unprecedented demographic shift? We'd better be. The strains on health systems, governments, families and communities may be enormous.7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am