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Strengthening Elderly Support

53.       The Government will continue to allocate resources to strengthen elderly care and support services.  In 2007?8, the following new or improved services will be introduced and funded by:  



an additional $38 million to 156 elderly centres to enhance their outreach programmes, so as to encourage and assist more elderly singletons, particularly the unidentified ones, to develop their social life, and provide referral and supporting services to those in need;


an additional $16 million to provide more subsidised residential care places in new purpose-built residential care homes for the elderly.  As the population ages, the demand for subsidised residential care places for the elderly will increase.  The Commission on Poverty and Elderly Commission will continue to explore ways of responding to the challenge effectively; and


allocating $96 million in the next four years to implement a trial scheme in two districts to provide one-stop support services to elderly dischargees who have difficulty taking care of themselves.

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