By Jean Woo (auth.), Jean Woo (eds.)
With the longest lifestyles expectancy for males and the second one longest for girls, Hong Kong typifies our planet’s getting older inhabitants. The day-by-day lives of its older adults heavily fit the benefits and downsides skilled by means of city elders in different constructed nations. For those purposes, Hong Kong’s aged function a salient advisor to older people’s social, mental, and healthcare needs—concerns of accelerating significance because the global grows older.
Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic inhabitants as a case examine in particular compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off gentle on diversified, interrelated currents within the getting older event. Referencing a variety of overseas stories, the booklet contrasts assorted overall healthiness carrier preparations and social elements and relates them to numerous wellbeing and fitness results. Its wide-ranging assurance records well-being and disease tendencies, experiences age-friendly coverage projects, relates wellbeing and fitness literacy to sufferers’ energetic position of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved crew within the department of restricted healthiness investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ awareness to guidelines that desire revisiting or retooling as chapters study significant existence parts including:
- Living environment.
- Retirement and post-retirement employment issues.
- Financial asset management.
- Health literacy relating to getting older issues.
- Elder-positive carrier supply models.
- Ageism within the prioritization of healthcare.
- End-of-life issues.
By assembling one of these wealth of knowledge on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, well-being and cross-cultural psychologists, public future health policymakers, and others all in favour of enhancing the standard of elders’ lives.
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Extra resources for Aging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective
Furthermore, levels of income inequality appear to be higher in Hong Kong and New York City compared with Greater London. Similarly, residents of Greater London enjoy the best access to timely and effective primary care. The primary care system in Hong Kong is not well developed and there are significant neighborhood and ethnic disparities in access to primary care among older people in New York City. In contrast to financial security and access to primary care, our ability to assess social life and “age-friendly” environments is limited and reflects a lack of conceptual 2 Hong Kong and Other World Cities 27 clarity and specificity by WHO.
Pdf. Accessed 12 Jan 2012 WHO (2000) The Asia-Pacific perspective: redefining obesity and its treatment. Western Pacific Region, World Health Organization, Geneva. Accessed 12 Jan 2012 WHO (2006) Integrating poverty and gender into health programmes: a sourcebook for health professionals: module on ageing. Western Pacific Region, World Health Organization, Geneva. Accessed 12 Jan 2012 WHO (2011a) Ageing and life course. World Health Organization. int/ageing/en. Accessed 12 Jan 2012 WHO (2011b) Emergencies and older people.
5% can speak Cantonese (CSD 2008), the indicator on linguistic isolation may not be so relevant to Hong Kong. Instead, disparity in education level, which is more a problem in Hong Kong, may be considered in the construction of a local VI. A study on developing a similar index for Hong Kong is underway. Addressing the Challenges Hong Kong, New York City, and London face similar challenges related to urban aging. Yet, the ways they deal with these challenges differ. The WHO (2011a) suggests four main strategies to address these challenges: 1.
Aging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective by Jean Woo (auth.), Jean Woo (eds.)