A few years ago the Hong Kong government launched the Elder Academy Scheme, a program run by schools and social welfare organizations.  The goal of the scheme is to promote continuous learning, encourage elders to widen their social networks, maintain physical and mental well-being and foster a sense of worthiness while acquiring knowledge.   Ultimately the goal is to tackle the ageing challenge by helping people enter old age in a healthier state.

This week, HK Secretary for Labour and Welfare announced that he government will invest HK$10 million to set up an Elder Academy Development Foundation to provide support to sponsors and further develop courses for the elderly.

As reported on the Web Newswire, the Government is also setting up a internet-based information portals for elders to provide one-stop information service on elderly services.

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