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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 (Registered 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 (Registered 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