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Abstract

Hong Kong, as a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), embraces a large density of the Chinese population, of which the older population is booming. It is one of the fastest-aging societies in the world with a high proportion of older adults among the Asia Pacific regions. Though many older adults are healthy, the burgeoning older population has elicited new risks and opportunities to facilitate a positive experience of aging for older adults. In Hong Kong, the number of community-dwelling elderly accounts for over 90% of the population of older adults. As to the older adults living in the community, how can they live positively and continue to contribute to family and society at an old age? The present study aims to examine the concept of positive aging, identifying its definition, components and implications, and exploring two main influencing variables (e.g., social support networks and coping), taking Hong Kong as a case study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social WorkSoochow UniversitySuzhouChina

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