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International Conference on Housing and Ageing Policies: Global and China Perspectives

A conference titled “International Conference on Housing and Ageing Policies: Global and China Perspectives” was held on 23 and 24 June 2021 in hybrid mode.  The Conference, consisting of three keynote speeches, two plenary sessions and four parallel sessions, provided a platform for academics and researchers to share research findings and exchange views on housing and ageing issues, with an aim to inform policy-making and analysis. About 85 local and overseas attendees joined the Conference.

Dr Raymond So, BBS, JP, Under Secretary for Transport and Housing, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was invited as the Guest of Honour and delivered a speech in the Opening Ceremony of the Conference.

The three keynote speeches of the Conference were:

  • Population Ageing and Community Based Old-age Care Services in China – delivered by Professor Bingqin Li, Professor and Director of the Chinese Social Policy Stream, The University of New South Wales;
  • Shifting Approaches to Housing Wealth and Welfare Security in Ageing Societies – delivered by Professor Richard Ronald, Professor of Housing, Society and Space, University of Amsterdam; and
  • The Challenges of Ageing and How to Respond to Them – delivered by Professor Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology, The University of Sheffield.

The topics presented in the plenary sessions and parallel sessions are listed in the following tables:

Plenary Session I

Presentation TopicName of Presenter(s)Affiliation
Housing ‘+’: A Social Experiment on Solving Housing Issue by a Home ‘+’ Social Housing Approach

Ms Gloria Chan and

Mr Kin-kei Lai

The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command
Perceptions of Transitional Housing: Voices of Residents Living in Subdivided Units in Hong Kong

Dr Terence Shum,

Ms Ivy Chan and

Mr Lok-wo Chow

The Open University of Hong Kong
Challenges, Resources and Opportunities – Social Housing as a Collaborative Effort in Addressing Unmet Social NeedsMr Anthony WongThe Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Plenary Session II

Presentation TopicName of Presenter(s)Affiliation
Overseas Public Housing for Elderly Hongkongers? Lessons from a Japanese-Malaysian Government-driven Retiree Relocation ExperimentDr Edward FooNew Era University College
Age structure, Migration & Housing Price in Mainland ChinaProfessor Eddie HuiThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Housing Security for Female Singleton at Older AgeMs Mary IpThe University of New South Wales
'Home Sweet Home': Making the Discourse of Housing Space and Quality in Hong Kong 1950s-1990sDr Lok-yin LawThe Open University of Hong Kong

Parallel Session A1

Presentation TopicName of Presenter(s)Affiliation
Nutritional Status Predicts Injurious Falls Among Community-dwelling Older Adults: Does Gender Matter?Dr Tim ChenTaipei Medical University
The Old-donies (老酮): How Getting Old and Substance Abuse Affect One's Life Chances in the Legal and Illegal World in Hong Kong

Dr Vincent Cheng and

Ms Florence Lapto

The Open University of Hong Kong;

The University of Hong Kong

Successful Ageing: Novel Perspectives and Transnational Experiences of Vietnamese Migrants in AustraliaMrs Hien Thi NguyenThe University of Western Australia
Ageing, Civil Society and Social Capital in Japan: A Case Study of the Silver Human Resource CenterDr Yinhe QuanWaseda University

Parallel Session A2

Presentation TopicName of Presenter(s)Affiliation
Professional Identification and Proactive Prosocial Behaviour of Caregivers: A Mediation Model of Harmonious Passion, Role Breadth Self-Efficacy and EmpathyDr Xing Yuen AngSwiftcare Integrated Sdn Bhd
A Spiral, Stage-sensitive Model of Grief in Dementia CaregivingProfessor Shijie JingEast China University of Political Science and Law
The Experience of Utilising the Elderly Fitness Corner in Parks as Important “Third Place” for Health Maintenance: A Pilot Qualitative Case Study from the Caregiver PerspectivesDr Janet LeeThe Open University of Hong Kong
Building and Sustaining Dementia-friendly Communities in SingaporeDr Sabrina LukNanyang Technological University

Parallel Session B1

Presentation TopicName of Presenter(s)Affiliation
Transitions Between Social Network Types Among Older Adults and Their Association with All-cause MortalityDr Grand ChengThe Open University of Hong Kong
The Retention and Engagement of Older Workers: Examination of Work, Nonwork, and Individual DeterminantsDr Eunae ChoTaipei Medical University
Tackling Double Ageing with Double Smart: Generating Systematic Changes through Cross-sector CollaborationsMs Karen LeeJockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation
Research on the Redesign of Chinese Urban Community Neighborhood Space under the Concept of Open CommunityMs Qian TangUniversity of Malaya

Parallel Session B2

Presentation TopicName of Presenter(s)Affiliation
China's Population Ageing: Policy Implications on Economic GrowthProfessor Charles KwongThe Open University of Hong Kong
Informal Carers in Old Age Care Policy: Observations Through the Lens of Critical Discourse Analysis

Dr Beatrice Lam and

Mr Wai-leung Chan

The Open University of Hong Kong
Pricing of Long-term Care: The Case of Elderly Home

Dr Charles Leung and

Dr Edward Tang

City University of Hong Kong;

Hong Kong Shue Yan University