Title

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

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Ageing International

Publication Date

3-1-2013

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

28

Last Page

42

Keywords

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

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1007/s12126-012-9166-z

Print ISSN

01635158

E-ISSN

1936606X

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Chan, C.-M. A., & Liang, J.-S. E. (2013). Active aging: Policy framework and applications to promote older adult participation in Hong Kong. Ageing International, 38(1), 28-42. doi: 10.1007/s12126-012-9166-z