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耆新焦點: News Focus on Elderly (Issue #4)

耆新焦點: News Focus on Elderly (Issue #4)

In Hong Kong, many existing public housing estates that built over 50 years are not reconstructed even up to these days, leading to several social problems. A telling example is the Sai Wan Estate, which has no elevator for every floor. A resident complained that it costs them 15-20 minutes to get down the floor since they have to walk to specific floors for taking elevator. Due to this inconvenience, elders living in Sai Wan Estate are usually not willing to step out from their home. As a result, they “passively” became hidden elderly.

To know more about the potential problems caused by the outdated facilities and government’s attitude with the issue, please refer to the attached full-text articles for details.  There are also news regarding mental health of elderly, gerontechnology, etc. Take a look and learn more from the articles.

• 高齡西環邨𨋢駁𨋢 長者難落樓變隱老 [Source: 明報(20190924)]

• 外傭護老免費培訓 試驗計畫推至全港 [Source: 星島日報(20190929)]

• 長者牙口差 易影響營養心理健康 [Source: 中華新聞雲 (20190929)]

• 受訓、考照 退休長者變身陪診照服員 [Source: 元氣網(20190929)]

• Climate change threatens elderly [Source: 9Finance (20190926)]

• ‘Robocats’ are helping the elderly combat loneliness [Source: New York Post (20190927)]

• 'This is right moment for you to start learning' [Source: The Korea Times(201909029)]

• The New Face of Homelessness: Elderly and Disabled [Source: East Bay Express(20191002)]

*** All students registered for the Service-Learning projects under the Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme will be receiving an issue of “News Focus on Elderly” on a weekly basis (10 issues to be distributed from September to November 2019).

News Focus on Elderly (back issues)

URL: https://hesln.ln.edu.hk/index.php/en/news

Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” Programme

URL: https://www.ln.edu.hk/osl/s-l-lingnan/we-care-we-serve-and-we-learn-tuen-mun/