A man rides a bicycle through Causeway Bay on September 15. Keeping elderly people physically and socially active could help Hong Kong ease some of the costs of its increasingly aged population. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A man rides a bicycle through Causeway Bay on September 15. Keeping elderly people physically and socially active could help Hong Kong ease some of the costs of its increasingly aged population. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Charles Ng
Opinion

Opinion

Charles Ng

How healthcare and policy reform can help increasingly elderly Hong Kong age gracefully

  • Cultural and economic factors render the trend of an ageing population difficult to remedy, but Hong Kong can take steps to ease its burden
  • Keeping the elderly working and socially active, reforming the healthcare sector and incentivising couples to have children are among the city’s options

A man rides a bicycle through Causeway Bay on September 15. Keeping elderly people physically and socially active could help Hong Kong ease some of the costs of its increasingly aged population. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A man rides a bicycle through Causeway Bay on September 15. Keeping elderly people physically and socially active could help Hong Kong ease some of the costs of its increasingly aged population. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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