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Elderly Care

Councils should help old folk with dental care

While Dr Joseph Lee Kok-long, legislative representative for the health services constituency, believes the government should provide better dental care for the elderly by setting up clinics for this purpose in all 18 districts ("Government must ensure elderly get afforda

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 1:20am

'Stories Among Us' brings tales of elderly Hongkongers to the public

When Paul Spangfort and a group of teenage volunteers walked into the lounge at an elderly centre in Sheung Wan, a cheerful old man stood up and welcomed them with a song, setting his own lyrics to the tune of Happy Birthday.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:16pm

Fosun to boost housing projects for the elderly

Fortress has partnered Fosun to operate joint venture Shanghai Starcastle Living Services, which already has a housing project for the elderly in the city.

23 May 2013 - 3:51am

Man, 71, beaten to death in care home

A 71-year-old man from a Kennedy Town nursing home died early yesterday after a fellow resident struck him with a walking stick. The victim suffered multiple head injuries. The attacker, 86, who occupies the next bed, has a history of psychological and mental illness.

19 May 2013 - 7:42am 1 comment

Filial piety requires emotional care, not just financial support

Recent family tragedies have sparked discussions on the relationship between children and their parents in the local community.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

'Elderly forced into care homes'

The government is forcing elderly people into care homes, a leading member of its own Elderly Commission claims. Dr Lam Ching-choi, vice-chairman of the government advisory body and head of Haven of Hope Christian Service, said: "Government policies prioritise efficiency over quality of care, forcing the elderly into senior centres or into hospitals against their wishes."

14 Feb 2013 - 4:09am

Exco chief Lam Woon-kwong's grand ambition: a call for grown-up policymaking

Seven months on from his appointment as convenor of the Executive Council, Lam Woon-kwong remains confident Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying can pave the way for a more prosperous Hong Kong. But it's the politicians, rather than Leung, who must make changes, Lam says - they need to be rational in their criticism and the civil service handed a clear, feasible agenda.

12 Feb 2013 - 9:42am 1 comment

Improve care at home for the elderly

This year's policy address outlines a blueprint for the development of Hong Kong in the next five years. There has been a wide discussion in Hong Kong about the policies, and what concerned me most is the one on elderly care.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:25am 1 comment

Hong Kong should take its cue from Singapore for a sound population policy

Both Singapore and Hong Kong share very similar population characteristics: a rapidly ageing population and very low fertility rates. Both worry about the negative impact of a shrinking workforce with an ageing society.

7 Feb 2013 - 2:41am 15 comments

Letters to the Editor, January 30, 2013

Because of Sheung Shui's proximity to Shenzhen, Hong Kong-born children living on the mainland tend to be sent to schools in North District. 

30 Jan 2013 - 4:32am 3 comments