Achieving the Age-friendly City Agenda: An Interventional Study in Islands District in Hong Kong

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Governments and interest groups across the globe have, over the past few decades, initiated measures to embrace the opportunities as well as challenges accompanying rising demographic aging. One of the key strategies is conceptualized in the age-friendly city framework (AFC). The framework is an impetus for planners and policymakers to consider aging as part of the socioeconomic and spatial design of urban areas as about three out of every five people in the world will live in cities by 2030. The situation in Hong Kong is even more critical as about 31% of Hong Kongers will be 65 or above years by 2036. Nonetheless, research on the age-friendliness of the city is yet to catch up with the inevitable reality. In this paper, we examine how conscious and collaborative efforts and investments affect the perception of AFC and its implications for health-related well-being over time in the Islands Districts in Hong Kong. The study, being part of a territory-wide project across 18 districts of Hong Kong conducted from 2016 to 2018, used a repeated cross-sectional design to gather data through an interventional study that sought to improve the perception of AFC and well-being among young and older adult residents, caregivers and elderly service providers. This paper also discusses the policy implications for social care for the elderly with the AFC embedded in local communities
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2019
EventThe 16th Annual Conference of East Asian Social Policy Research Network: East Asian Welfare Futures: Between Productivism and Social Investment - National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2 Jul 20193 Jul 2019
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ConferenceThe 16th Annual Conference of East Asian Social Policy Research Network
Abbreviated titleESAP2019
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period2/07/193/07/19
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AMOAH, P. A., MOK, K. H. J., & WEN, Z. V. (2019). Achieving the Age-friendly City Agenda: An Interventional Study in Islands District in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The 16th Annual Conference of East Asian Social Policy Research Network, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.
AMOAH, Padmore Adusei ; MOK, Ka Ho Joshua ; WEN, Zhuoyi Vincent. / Achieving the Age-friendly City Agenda: An Interventional Study in Islands District in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The 16th Annual Conference of East Asian Social Policy Research Network, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.
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AMOAH, PA, MOK, KHJ & WEN, ZV 2019, 'Achieving the Age-friendly City Agenda: An Interventional Study in Islands District in Hong Kong', Paper presented at The 16th Annual Conference of East Asian Social Policy Research Network, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, 2/07/19 - 3/07/19.

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AMOAH PA, MOK KHJ, WEN ZV. Achieving the Age-friendly City Agenda: An Interventional Study in Islands District in Hong Kong. 2019. Paper presented at The 16th Annual Conference of East Asian Social Policy Research Network, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.