An elderly man walks past a wild boar in Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong. Most of us will spend 30 per cent or more of our lives in retirement, with many remaining physically and mentally healthy. Placing the burden of support solely on the younger generation would be economically disastrous. Photo: AFP An elderly man walks past a wild boar in Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong. Most of us will spend 30 per cent or more of our lives in retirement, with many remaining physically and mentally healthy. Placing the burden of support solely on the younger generation would be economically disastrous. Photo: AFP
An elderly man walks past a wild boar in Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong. Most of us will spend 30 per cent or more of our lives in retirement, with many remaining physically and mentally healthy. Placing the burden of support solely on the younger generation would be economically disastrous. Photo: AFP
Ageing society

Letters | Why Hong Kong must see the elderly in a new light – the rest of the world does

  • The government’s bungled attempt to raise the eligibility age for elderly CSSA payments notwithstanding, change is inevitable and should be accepted
  • Retirement age must rise so we can cope with an ageing society, whether we like it or not

Topic |   Ageing society
An elderly man walks past a wild boar in Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong. Most of us will spend 30 per cent or more of our lives in retirement, with many remaining physically and mentally healthy. Placing the burden of support solely on the younger generation would be economically disastrous. Photo: AFP An elderly man walks past a wild boar in Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong. Most of us will spend 30 per cent or more of our lives in retirement, with many remaining physically and mentally healthy. Placing the burden of support solely on the younger generation would be economically disastrous. Photo: AFP
An elderly man walks past a wild boar in Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong. Most of us will spend 30 per cent or more of our lives in retirement, with many remaining physically and mentally healthy. Placing the burden of support solely on the younger generation would be economically disastrous. Photo: AFP
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