Lau Yuet-chun, 91, who lives alone at her home in the Sau Mau Ping Estate in Hong Kong. Many of Hong Kong’s elderly people live by themselves, a situation made worse by the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Winson Wong

As social isolation adds to loneliness of the elderly, charities reach out to keep people connected

  • Many of Hong Kong’s elderly people living alone were already not getting enough social contact, but the pandemic has isolated them even more
  • Charities across the city are tackling this problem through initiatives including phone call services and care package deliveries
Topic |   Wellness
Lau Yuet-chun, 91, who lives alone at her home in the Sau Mau Ping Estate in Hong Kong. Many of Hong Kong’s elderly people live by themselves, a situation made worse by the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Winson Wong
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