Elderly residents use the “Leave Home Safe” app on their smartphones to scan a QR code to enter a market in Tai Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Elderly residents use the “Leave Home Safe” app on their smartphones to scan a QR code to enter a market in Tai Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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More elderly Hongkongers have smartphones, survey shows, but ‘access to such devices does not necessarily mean digital awareness’

  • Increased smartphone penetration among older residents mainly due to mandatory use of ‘Leave Home Safe’ app to enter premises, social workers and experts say
  • Nearly 1 million people aged 65 and above had a smartphone in 2021, but more than one in four elderly still without device, report reveals

Elderly residents use the “Leave Home Safe” app on their smartphones to scan a QR code to enter a market in Tai Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Elderly residents use the “Leave Home Safe” app on their smartphones to scan a QR code to enter a market in Tai Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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