Active aging : policy framework and applications to promote older adult participation in Hong Kong

Cheung-Ming Alfred CHAN, Jr-Shiuan Emily LIANG

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The population of Hong Kong will reach its peak of some 8 million by 2029 with older adults encompassing 25 % of the population. In addressing the challenges of the ageing society, the Government in conjunction with its advisory body for ageing policy (i.e. the Elderly Commission) has adopted an active ageing framework to promote older people's participation in building 'a sense of security, a sense of belonging, and a feeling of worthiness.' The purpose of this paper is therefore, to examine how policy is translated into practice in advancing the well-being as well as enhancing social and civic participation among the elderly. Programs supporting these initiatives, including the (1) Opportunities for the Elderly Project, (2) Elder Academy Scheme, and (3) the Neighborhood Active Aging Project, will be explained and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-42
Number of pages15
JournalAgeing International
Issue number1
Early online date5 Oct 2012
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013



  • Active ageing
  • Older adult participation
  • Opportunities for the elderly
  • Elderly Academy

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