Building Living Capacity for Senior Citizens in Asia

Catherine K.Y. Kwong, Ben Yuk Fai Fong

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Hong Kong has the increasing ageing population with the longest life expectancy in the world. The older adults are seeking good quality of life from their living conditions. Elderly housing with supportive facilities and care is one of the essential components to achieve an advanced living condition. In Hong Kong, different types of elderly accommodations are provided by the Hong Kong Housing Authority, the Hong Kong Housing Society and the Social and Welfare Department. Elderly Village is an ordinary accommodation for retired seniors in many countries, where it shares a similar concept of the Senior Citizen Residences Scheme and Joyous Living Scheme launched by the Hong Kong Housing Society. Based on the local and foreign experience, it has figured out the opportunities and barriers of providing elderly housing to allow them to live with comfort and dignity. This chapter describes accommodations for elderlies in Hong Kong and the barriers of implementation. Examples of elderly residence from Singapore, Korea and Australia are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgeing with Dignity in Hong Kong and Asia
Subtitle of host publicationHolistic and Humanistic Care
EditorsVincent Law, Ben Fong
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-19-3061-4
ISBN (Print)978-981-19-3060-7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameQuality of Life in Asia
ISSN (Print)2211-0550
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0569


  • Ageing in place
  • Elderly villages


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