There are more than 152,000 people aged 65 and above who live alone in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
There are more than 152,000 people aged 65 and above who live alone in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong’s ‘lonely deaths’ a ticking time bomb as more elderly live alone with little family, care support

  • Greying population a warning of crisis to come, unless elderly receive services now in short supply
  • Record number of elderly suicides last year, as pandemic deepens isolation of those on their own

There are more than 152,000 people aged 65 and above who live alone in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
There are more than 152,000 people aged 65 and above who live alone in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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