Hong Kong gov’t should review poverty relief measures for the elderly, Oxfam says

Hong Kong’s incoming leader John Lee and his administration should work to ease poverty among the elderly, Oxfam’s local branch has said, as a study by the NGO revealed that some senior households can not survive on their income and “overspent” by around HK $ 1,500 each month. Hong Kong’s elderly. Photo File: GovHK. In … Read more

Elderly Hong Kong cardinal holds mass after court appearance

By Xinqi Su and Holmes Chan Ninety-year-old retired Catholic cardinal Joseph Zen hosted a packed mass dedicated to Chinese churches on Tuesday, hours after appearing in a Hong Kong court over charges linked to the city’s pro-democracy protests. Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s highest ranking Catholic clerics, attends mass at the Holy Cross … Read more

Over 85% of elderly carers in Hong Kong showed signs of depression amid Covid-19, survey finds

More than 80 per cent of caregivers who look after the elderly in Hong Kong indicated signs of depression during the fifth and deadliest wave of Covid-19 in the city to date, a survey has found. An elderly and her caretaker photographed outside the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin. File photo: Hillary Leung … Read more

After Covid-19 ravaged Hong Kong’s residential care homes, reform of how we look after our elderly is needed

Hong Kong’s years-long Covid-19 crisis has left deep scars on our society, which call for a critical rethink of how we look after our most vulnerable citizens. The ravages of Covid during the fifth wave have taken the greatest toll on our elderly. As of April 9, the city’s death toll has risen to 8,705, … Read more