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Seminar on “Financial and Employment Impacts of Family Caregiving” June 19, 2017
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Seminar on “Financial and Employment Impacts of Family Caregiving” June 19, 2017
Seminar on “Financial and Employment Impacts of Family Caregiving” June 19, 2017

Event Date: Jun 19, 2017

Event Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU google maps marker

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Seminar on “Financial and Employment Impacts of Family Caregiving”
Date: June 19, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Language: English
Registration: https://goo.gl/L4O989
About the Seminar:
Hong Kong is a rapidly ageing society with nearly a quarter of community-dwelling older adults require assistance in daily living. For older adults, family caregivers provide a preferred substitute to formal long-term care, and can help delay institutionalization. Care demands increase over time, episodic and long-time care is often required due to sudden illness and chronically deteriorating health. However, family caregivers are not paid for these significant care tasks. They often give up their career and use personal savings to support older relatives, resulting in substantial financial strain and jeopardizing retirement savings. With support from the Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme, Dr. Vivian Lou and Prof. Daniel Lai of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have jointly led this study. Dr. Lou will share the findings of this study, and discuss the financial and employment impacts of family caregiving and to explore ways forward including promoting family-friendly working environment in our society.

Speakers:
Financial and Employment Impacts of Family Caregivers in Hong Kong
Dr. Lou Wei-qun, Vivian, Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing; Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Promoting Caregiver-Friendly Workplaces: Singapore’s Approach
Dr. Helen Ko, Senior Lecturer, Gerontology Programme, School of Human Development & Social Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Family caregivers support: Family-friendly practices in Hong Kong
Mrs. Chu Yeung Pak-yu, Patricia, BBS, Member, Family Council

Discussants:
Ms. Ching Pui-yuk, Rita, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, The Women’s Foundation
Mrs. Chu Yeung Pak-yu, Patricia, BBS, Member, Family Council
Dr. Helen Ko, Senior Lecturer, Gerontology Programme, School of Human Development & Social Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Dr. Lam Ching-choi, BBS, JP, Chairman, Elderly Commission
Dr. Lui Wai-ling, Annissa, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service
For details and abstracts, please click http://ageing.hku.hk/upload/file/19Jun_Ver11s.pdf
Regards
Sau Po Centre on Ageing
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: 2831 5210
Fax: 2540 1244
Email: ageing@hku.hk
Website: ageing.hku.hk