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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



Preview of the Outreach Team for the Elderly

Date: Saturday, 29 April 2017
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (including voluntary training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)
Members of the public are welcomed to join. Thank you!


Preview of the Health Academy for the Elderly

Date: Thursday, 6 April 2017 [Venue: Room 607, Youth Square (238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan)]
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Ms. WONG Yuk Ting (Centre In-charge of Hong Kong Wheelchair Aid Service Limited)
Topic: The Use of Walking Aids and Maintenance of Aids

Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Activity: Hiking to Tai Tam Reservoir

Date: Thursday, 27 April 2017 [Venue: Room 607, Youth Square (238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan)]
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. TSANG Kin Lun (Specialist in Neurology)
Topic: Stroke

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


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 18 March 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

In the past 2 months, the "Outreach Team for the Elderly" conducted health and home safety assessments for 43 elderly households living in Hing Wah Estates I & II during home visits, in which 80% of them were found did not use non-slip mats in their bathrooms. In addition, quite a number of them have kept a considerable quantity of expired medicines at home.

The Outreach Team was therefore helping to distribute the non-slip mats to the elders in need during home visits on Saturday, 18 March 2017 and educate them on falls prevention. Besides, our collaborating partners, the Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association Limited and CU CHAMPION were invited to conduct health check-ups for the elderly, and they also helped the elderly to check the expiry dates of their drugs and educated them of proper way on drug storage.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude to 3M Hong Kong Limited for donating 40 pieces of non-slip mats for the elderly.

 
The Outreach Ambassadors getting to know each
other through playing a "Passing the Ball" game
  Mr. CHAN Chin Hung, Centre-in-charge of the Methodist
Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing
Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, introducing the
services provided in the Centre to the Outreach
Ambassadors during the volunteer training
 
Members of CU CHAMPION explaining the importance
of educating the elders on drug safety and introducing
procedures of drug checking for the elders
  A group photo was taken before the home visit
 
The Outreach Ambassadors delivering a non-slip mat
to the elderly and educated them on falls prevention
  The Outreach Ambassadors and the elderly spending
a joyful afternoon together

Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in April
The third session of "Nursing" course

Topic: The Use of Walking Aids and Maintenance of Aids
Date: 6 April 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. WONG Yuk Ting (Centre-In-Charge of Hong Kong Wheelchair Aid Service Limited)

The third Nursing course titled "The Use of Walking Aids and Maintenance of Aids" was held on Thursday, 6 April 2017 at the Youth Square. Ms. WONG Yuk Ting, Centre-In-Charge of Hong Kong Wheelchair Aid Service Limited was invited to introduce different walking aids to students. In order to let students to have adequate understanding of using walking aids, Ms. WONG Yuk Ting brought along a wheelchair to demonstrate the safety use of wheelchair for prevention of accidents. Students were also being reminded on selecting a suitable wheelchair, such as according to the body shape and special needs of users so that elders and carers could rent or purchase walking aids that fit them the best.

 
Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong
Medical Association representing the Community
Health Academy to present the Certificate of
Appreciation to Ms. WONG Yuk Ting
  Ms. WONG talked about the proper way of using
wheelchair
     
 
Elderly students were attentive to the speaker   Ms. WONG Yuk Ting taking a group photo with students
The second session of "Social and Leisure" course

Activities: Hiking to Tai Tam Reservoir
Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: Tai Tam Reservoir
Tour Leader: Mr. CHAN Chun Man

The second Social and Leisure course titled "Hiking to Tai Tam Reservoir" was held on Saturday, 8 April 2017. Mr. CHAN Chun Man was invited to lead the tour to Tai Tam Reservoir and introduce the history and natural scenery. Starting from Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, the tour walked along the trail featuring Tai Tam Upper Reservoir, Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir, Tai Tam Byewash Reservoir and Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir and reached the finishing point at Tai Tam Country Park South Entrance. Throughout the 3-hour tour, all participants appreciated the natural beauty and the fruitful morning which was filled with fun, foods and their own life stories!

 
Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong
Medical Association representing the Community
Health Academy to present the Certificate of
Appreciation to Mr. CHAN Chun Man
  Participants taking a rest while enjoying the
natural scenery
     
 
Participants enjoyed viewing the Koi fish   Mr. CHAN Chun Man taking a group photo with
participants and staff



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

社區投資共享基金

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 sectors, 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
Labour and Welfare Bureau
Website: www.ciif.gov.hk
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/ciif.hk