Hong Kong

Restoring a little dignity to the elderly

Twelve single, helpless and less-privileged elderly folk enjoyed the thoughtful visitors from Aspen Asia who chose to support The Hong Kong Society for the Aged (SAGE) in North Point, Hong Kong.

Some of these senior citizens suffer from preliminary memory loss or cognitive limitations, while others are awaiting admission to government nursing home or seniors' care facility.

Over a few years, Aspen Asia has shown continued support for the elderly who simply yearn for someone to talk to and share memories with so that they can feel understood, respected and appreciated. The Aspen team did exactly that again this year and also presented each resident with a fortune bag containing daily commodities and healthy snacks. It was indeed heartwarming to realise that such small gestures can mean so much to those who have been abandoned by their families.