Promoting respect for the elderly and an inclusive society encourages older people to participate more in the community and maintains their physical and psychological health. The Institute of Active Ageing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) organised an online public forum on "Respect and Social Inclusion" on 29 October 2020 with an attendance of around 220 participants from different sectors. Through the keynote presentations and panel discussion, the forum aims to help the public to have a better understanding about the needs of the elderly and to give a recognition to their contributions. It is hoped that by promoting a positive image of the elderly, we are able to nurture an age-friendly culture that values respects and inclusion.