The Hong Kong Medical Association - Community Health Academy

The Hong Kong Medical Association has received funding support from the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund to launch a two-year community project, named the Community Health Academy, starting from November 2016 to October 2018. The Project adopts a model with the supports from the fields of medical, non-governmental, social, educational, and housing departments and comprises 3 main components: (i) Health Academy for the Elderly; (ii) Outreach Team for the Elderly; and (iii) One Service Unit One Doctor Scheme. The Health Academy for the Elderly aims to build a learning network, expand the social network of the elderly and provide a platform for mutual learning and communication that enables the elders, carers, residents, students and the staff of the housing authority to have deeper understanding of the resources in Hing Wah Estates (I)(II) in Chai Wan. The Outreach Team for the Elderly aims at building a supporting network among the residents and the neighborhood, encouraging them to help one another, promoting role transition of the residents to become our volunteers and organizing voluntary home visits. The One Service Unit One Doctor Scheme in Chai Wan district intends to reinforce medical-social collaboration and improve the elderly health care services in the district.

Health Academy for the Elderly Outreach Team for the Elderly One Service Unit One Doctor Scheme



Our Project is being mentioned in the CIIF's column on am730 on 3 October 2017.


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The Hong Kong Medical Association Community Health Academy - Health Academy for the Elderly

If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted 2 hours prior to the lecture, the lecture will be cancelled.

If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 or Amber/Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force during the lecture, the lecture will be continued.

The Hong Kong Medical Association Community Health Academy - Outreach Team for the Elderly

If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted 3 hours prior to the home visit, the visit will be cancelled.

If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 or Amber/Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force during the home visit, the visit will be continued.


Preview of the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Date:   Saturday, 13 January 2018
Time:   1:00 - 4:00 pm (Including voluntary training workshop and home-visit)
Members of the public are welcomed to join. Thank you!

Preview of the Health Academy for the Elderly
Wellness Course
Date: Thursday, 4 January 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (Co-chairman, Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy, and General Practitioner)
Topic: Depression in Elderly
   
Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Visiting Health Team, Department of Health
Topic: Oral Health - Dental and Denture Care
   
Date: Saturday, 27 January 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. CHOW Ling Fung (Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner of The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Chinese Medicine Clinic cum Training Centre of the University of Hong Kong)
Topic: Dietary Therapy in Winter

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 6 January 2018
Venue: Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
(3/F, Chai Wan Municipal Service Building, 338 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong)
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Topic/Speaker: (1) Self-Management of Chronic Diseases - Experience of Hong Kong Cancer Fund
Mr. Tommy LIANG (Register Social Worker and Programme Manager, CancerLink Support Centre, Hong Kong Island)
  (2) Ways of Care Giving
Ms. CHAN Chuen Yung, Catherine (Project Officer, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation Network (Kornhill Centre))
Ms. LEE King Tung, Joyce (Social Worker, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation Network (Kornhill Centre))

For more information, please call: 2861 1909
Email: elderlyhealth@hkma.org


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 9 Dec 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lok Wui Fong, Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

A total of 35 Outreach Ambassadors visited 30 elderly households in the afternoon on Saturday, 9 December 2017, pre-celebrating the festive Christmas. On that day, Miss Irene GOT, Executive Officer (Projects) of the HKMA was the speaker of volunteer training session. She explained to the Outreach Ambassadors on recording life stories and collecting daily life photos from the elderly during home visit in order to make a personal "Elderly Life Story Book" for those who are interested. Followed by, the Outreach Ambassadors delivered gift bags of biscuits and scarves to the visited elderly, reminding them to keep warm under cold weather and wishing them a Merry Christmas.

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 13 January 2018. Welcome to join us! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
Miss Irene GOT, Executive Officer (Projects) of the HKMA explaining the method of making the "Elderly Life Story Book" to the Ambassadors   A visited elderly sharing his life stories and photos with an Ambassador
 
To share the joy of Christmas, the Ambassador delivering gift bags of biscuits and scarf to the elder   The Ambassadors sharing their experiences and feelings after home visit


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in January
The Twenty and Twenty-first Session of "Carers Support Workshops"
Topic: (1) Self-Management of Chronic Diseases - Experience of Hong Kong Cancer Fund
(2) Ways of Care Giving
Date: Saturday, 6 January 2018
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
(3/F, Chai Wan Municipal Service Building, 338 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong)
Speaker: (1) Self-Management of Chronic Diseases - Experience of Hong Kong Cancer Fund
Mr. Tommy LIANG (Register Social Worker and Programme Manager, CancerLink Support Centre, Hong Kong Island)
(2) Ways of Care Giving
Ms. CHAN Chuen Yung, Catherine (Project Officer, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation Network (Kornhill Centre))
Ms. LEE King Tung, Joyce (Social Worker, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation Network (Kornhill Centre))

The 20th and 21st "Carers Support Workshops", titled "Self-Management of Chronic Diseases - Experience of Hong Kong Cancer Fund" and "Ways of Care Giving", were held on 6 January 2018. Mr. Tommy LIANG, Register Social Worker and Programme Manager of CancerLink Support Centre, Hong Kong Island was invited to be the speaker. Ms. CHAN Chuen Yung, Catherine, Project Officer and Ms. LEE King Tung, Joyce, Social Worker from The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation Network (Kornhill Centre) were also invited.

The first session mainly covered self-management, cancer prevention and stress management. Mr. Tommy LIANG also cited several studies and examples to demonstrate the effects of physical exercises and mutual help groups which allowed participants to learn about other treatments in addition to medication.

In the session of "Ways of Care Giving", Ms. Joyce LEE introduced the "JCECC: "Life Rainbow" End-of-Life Care Services" organized by the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation. Participants got to know the community support service for end-stage chronic patients and their families. The two speakers also practiced "Ten Moves for Health and Longevity" with the participants. The exercise can improve blood circulation and help carers to stay healthy.

 
Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Tommy LIANG   Mr. Tommy LIANG sharing the key points of self-management with participants
 
Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Ms. Catherine CHAN and Ms. Joyce LEE   Two speakers practicing "Ten Moves for Health and Longevity" with participants
The Second Academic term - The Third "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Depression in Elderly
Date: Thursday, 4 January 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)

The third "Elderly Diseases" course titled "Depression in Elderly" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 4 January 2018. Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas was invited to deliver a talk on the symptoms, medication and other feasible treatments of depression, such as psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. During the lecture, Dr. Douglas CHAN also gave hints on dealing with depression. In the meantime, he emphasized that family members and friends could play an important role to patients with depression, students also learnt to offer appropriate assistance to the patients. Dr. Douglas CHAN also shared his practical experience in conducting medical consultations. Not only could students learn more about the causes of depression, but they also grasp a better understanding of family doctors' role in the community.

 
Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Douglas CHAN   Students were keen to ask questions
   
Dr. Douglas CHAN patiently answered an elder's questions after the class    

Contact information:

Phone: 2861 1909
Email: elderlyhealth@hkma.org

Collaborating Partners

  • Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
  • Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Epworth Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
  • SAGE Chai Wan District Elderly Community Centre
  • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
  • St. James' Settlement Evergreen Day Care Centre for the Elderly
  • Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA(Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness
  • Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association
  • Free Medical Consultation Service for the Underprivileged Elderly Scheme
  • Fukien Secondary School (Siu Sai Wan)
  • Helping Hand Siu Sai Wan Jockey Club Housing for the Elderly
  • Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association Limited
  • CU CHAMPION (Community Health And Medication-safety Promotion Inter-school Outreach Network)
  • YLPMSAA Tang Siu Tong Secondary School
  • Pentecostal Holiness Church Wing Kwong College
  • Occupational Therapy Student Ambassador of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Community Investment and Inclusion Fund

Community Investment and Inclusion Fund was set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2002 to implement diversified social capital development projects in the community, promote reciprocity between the public and different sectorsA and build together a cross-sectoral collaborative platform and mutual help network. The Fund seeks to build social capital - to garner mutual trust, social networks, spirit of cooperation and social cohesion, and enhance mutual support among individuals, families and organisations so that our community can grow from strength to strength.
Energise the Community, Build a Caring Society!
Community Investment and Inclusion Fund Secretariat
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