HKU Bulletin May 2020 (Vol.21 No.2)

MAKING SOCIETY FIT FOR AGEING Hong Kong society is ageing rapidly. In 2018 the city had 1.27 million people over 65, representing 17.9 per cent of the population; by 2038 the number will soar to 2.44 million, or 31.9 per cent of the population. HKU scholars in social sciences, architecture, engineering and medicine have been testing physical and social improvements that would allow the elderly to be more mobile, receive better support for problems like dementia, and have a healthy, meaningful old age. 03 COVER STORY 02 The University of Hong Kong Bulletin | May 2020