Hong Kong businesses embrace potential of silver economy with more services, tech for rising number of elderly

by Fiona Sun at scmp.com

  • New government panel starts work, with experts urging long-term planning for city’s greying population
  • More ‘gerontech’ equipment being developed and tried out by seniors coping with frailties of ageing

Retired Hong Kong businesswoman Eileen Ling Pik-kuen keeps fit by going to the gym once a week, taking healthcare supplements and planning holidays overseas.

Although she is in good health, the 70-year-old divorcee with two adult daughters has already begun preparing for the day when she becomes frail, but prefers to continue living in her own home.