An elderly woman enjoys the Hong Kong Flower Show in March. As the population grows older, the government should gradually increase investment in key areas to assist individuals at key stages in their development. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong has a problem with population ageing, rather than an elderly problem

Erik Tollefson says if an increase in the number of seniors is seen as simply a drain on resources, we’ll miss the opportunity to overhaul health care and housing to provide useful interventions

Topic |   Ageing society

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An elderly woman enjoys the Hong Kong Flower Show in March. As the population grows older, the government should gradually increase investment in key areas to assist individuals at key stages in their development. Photo: EPA
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