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Elderly volunteers commended

The Social Welfare Department's Working Group on the Opportunities for the Elderly Project has held the 2016 Award Presentation Ceremony to present awards to organisations and elderly participants for their outstanding performance.

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Rent subsidy to extend

The Community Care Fund will extend offering one-off subsidies to Comprehensive Social Security Assistance households living in rented private housing and paying rent that exceeds the maximum rent allowance under the assistance scheme.

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Hospital price plan to launch

A pilot programme to enhance the price transparency of private hospitals will be launched on October 1, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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National day celebrations set

Celebration activities will be held on October 1 to mark the 67th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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Lantau trail stamps to launch

Hongkong Post will launch a set of special stamps and philatelic products with the theme of "Hong Kong Hiking Trails Series No. 1: Lantau Trail" which will be on sale on October 13.

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Elderly dental scheme to expand

The Elderly Dental Assistance Programme will be expanded from October 3 to cover Old Age Living Allowance recipients aged 75 or above, the Community Care Fund secretariat announces.

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Elderly academy funds open

A new round of Elder Academy Scheme funding applications has been launched.

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Matthew Cheung meets NZ official

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung has met New Zealand Minister for the Community & Voluntary Sector Jo Goodhew to discuss social enterprises and volunteer services.

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Colorectal cancer checks to launch

The Department of Health will launch the Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme on September 28.

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Zookeepers to meet the public

The Zoological & Botanical Gardens will hold its Meet-the-Zookeepers activity on October 1 and 2, allowing visitors to learn more about the zoo's animals.

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New senior voucher more flexible

The Second Phase of the Pilot Scheme on Community Care Service Voucher for the Elderly will provide more flexibility for seniors in selecting service providers and care services.

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Heritage Fiesta set

Heritage Fiesta 2016 will be held in October and November, during which, 25 historic buildings with food and beverage service will be open to the public to showcase Hong Kong’s rich heritage.

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Vaccine scheme to start

The Community Care Fund will launch the free cervical cancer vaccination pilot scheme on October 3 for girls from low-income families.

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4 Dengue cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has urged people to take precautions against Dengue fever as four new imported cases have been confirmed in the past week.

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Shopfront penalties to start

Fixed penalties for illegal shopfront extensions will be issued from September 24.

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Chinese poetry writing promoted

The 26th Chinese Poetry Writing Competition prize presentation ceremony has been held at the Hong Kong Central Library.

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Shaw Laureates to share experience

Five Shaw Laureates will share their experiences in science and research in a forum at the Science Museum on September 29.

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5 Saudi MERS cases monitored

The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring five Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia.

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Welfare cases drop 0.2%

The Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload stood at 240,267 in August with a total of 357,174 recipients, the Social Welfare Department announced.

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HK achieves measles-free status

The World Health Organisation confirmed that Hong Kong achieved the interruption of endemic measles virus transmission.

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