Hope CE John Lee visits aged care groups after manifesto release

The lone candidate for the 2022 Chief Executive election, John Lee Ka-chiu, visited Sha Tin, Tai Po and Tin Shui Wai communities on Labor Day, two days after unveiling his manifesto setting out the plans of the city.

Lee visited the “age at home” Jockey Club Gerontech Education and Rental Service in Sha Tin with Bernard Charnwut Chan and Chua Hoi-wa, respectively chairman and chief executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

Lee spoke to seniors at the center, as well as staff who demonstrated gerontechnology innovations such as their swivel chair that allows older users greater freedom of movement when taking showers.

At Tin Yan Market in Tin Shui Wai, vendors shared with Lee how business has been going amid the pandemic.

Lee’s manifesto, released last Friday, pledged to expand existing support services for the elderly and improve facilities in nursing homes.

The chief executive’s undisputed hope paid a visit to grassroots communities in Yau Ma Tei on April 24, after which he pledged to make the housing crisis a top political priority.

In his manifesto, Lee announced his intention to allow people to move into social housing as soon as the buildings are completed.

The Lantau Tomorrow Vision and Northern Metropolis development projects, as well as the enactment of Article 23, were also included in the manifesto.

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