ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Government to subsidize more projects for the elderly

A new phase of the Neighbourhood Active Ageing Project will be launched.

Following the success of the pilot project, the Labour & Welfare Bureau and the Elderly Commission will grant $100,000 subsidy for each district project under which activities promoting family responsibility or enhancing neighbourhood support networks will be held, according to a report.

The report said, “Family members of the elderly will be invited to take part in the programmes. The aim is to increase family awareness that their love and care is an irreplaceable factor in promoting active ageing among the elderly, and that family members and friends should play an active role in caring for the elderly at home.”

Chairman of the Elderly Commission Leong Che-hung said a total of 75 district projects have been carried out in the past three years, with more than 200,000 elderly and their family members participating.

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