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Age-Friendly Cities and CommunitiesA Global Perspective$
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Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447331315

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001

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Exploring the age-friendliness of Hong Kong: opportunities, initiatives and challenges in an ageing Asian city

Exploring the age-friendliness of Hong Kong: opportunities, initiatives and challenges in an ageing Asian city

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(p.119) Seven Exploring the age-friendliness of Hong Kong: opportunities, initiatives and challenges in an ageing Asian city
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Age-Friendly Cities and Communities
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David R. Phillips

Jean Woo

Francis Cheung

Moses Wong

Pui Hing Chau

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.003.0007

Chapter 7 provides a comprehensive overview of age-friendly approaches and developments in Hong Kong. The chapter first considers the possibilities of learning lessons from other large Asia-Pacific cities, including those in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and China, in terms of developing AFCCs. It then reviews a range of initiatives in Hong Kong, focusing in particular on those concerned with the domains of social participation and those involving housing and accommodation initiatives. The chapter concludes by discussing some of the positive achievements of the approach and some of the negative factors that might hinder future achievement of age-friendliness locally, including the pressing issue of elderly poverty in a rich city.

Keywords:   Age-friendly cities and communities, Population ageing, Asia, Social exclusion, Ageing policy, Housing, Poverty

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