China & Hong Kong | 2010

China & Hong Kong | 2010

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Beijing I Hong Kong

July 2010

The world is ageing, and needs are going to far outstrip resources. The policy framework of supporting ageing in place is strong in both Hong Kong and China, although both are approaching it differently.

Hong Kong is building big day centres with innovative designs and hours of operation. There is also discussion about utilizing the 60+ volunteer workforce to look after the 80+ people. The culture of a free market place in Hong Kong is very evident. China is very different, clearly being regulated by the state. Outcomes will be more holistic as was evident in some of the places visited on this tour.

The tour was a very rewarding and at times humbling experience.