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Chapter 1 Research into the Current Supply of Housing for the Elderly



Tak Hong House was built much later in 2001.16 Above the kindergarten on the first floow, second floor houses female residents, while third to fifth floors are for male residents. Some 170 out of 216 units are currently occupied and 24-hr warden service and a more advanced EAS are provided. Apart from alarm buttons on the walls, residents are given wireless devices connected to central system.17

Compared to type-1, the design of type-2 is more inviting and elderlyfriendly. Corridors are wider, common lounges are furnished and well-lit, bedrooms are also larger and more comfortable. There are common rooms on every floor and a large atrium space connecting all levels, often being used by NGOs for social events.18

FIGURE 1.19 2/F plan 1:500

Year 5 Thesis  
Year 5 Thesis  

Ageing in Hong Kong? Study on Local Elderly Housing & Multi-generational Living in Future