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Caring for the elderly: Hong Kong social club branch managed by young woman who ‘wanted to follow in Jesus’ footsteps’ provides physical and mental health boost

Loneliness among the elderly is a growing problem in Hong Kong. Allie Li Sheung-mei has seen it first-hand.Swaying her arms to a tune by 80s Hong Kong rock band Beyond, Li encourages a group of elderly men and women in front of her to follow suit. Some wave colourful styrofoam pool noodles while others clap their hands.“Exercises, games and group interactions are a major part of what we do here,” says Li.The scene is a typical one at the Tseung Kwan O branch of the Woopie Club, a non-profit…

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