The following is issued on behalf of the Elderly Commission:

     The Working Group on Elderly Services Programme Plan (the Working Group) under the Elderly Commission (EC) held a meeting this afternoon (September 25) to discuss arrangements for public engagement activities in defining the scope of the Elderly Services Programme Plan (Programme Plan).

     The Chief Executive announced in the 2014 Policy Address to task the EC with formulating the Programme Plan. The EC set up the Working Group to assist in taking forward the task. A consultant team from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong has been commissioned to provide assistance.

     "We attach great importance to the views of service users, service providers and other relevant stakeholders," said Professor Alfred Chan, Chairman of the EC and the Working Group.

     "The Working Group will conduct a public engagement exercise to help it define the scope of the Programme Plan," Professor Chan added.

     The engagement exercise will be carried out from late October to November 2014. Members of the public who are interested to join the focus groups concerned or who have any views or enquiries, please call Ms Rose Yu (Tel: 3917 5013) or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ends/Thursday, September 25, 2014
Issued at HKT 18:15