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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, 15 July 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
Wellness Course
Date:   Saturdays, 3 and 24 June 2017
Venue:   Room 608, Youth Square
Time:   11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Speaker:   Voluntary Tutors from "Knit and Care Community"
Activity:   Knitting Tutorial
     
Date:   Thursday, 8 June 2017
Venue:   Room 608, Youth Square
Time:   2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker:   Dr. SO Yui Chi (Cardiologist)
Topic:   Heart Diseases
     
Date:   Thursday, 22 June 2017
Venue:   Room 608, Youth Square
Time:   Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker:   Dr. DAI Lok Kwan, JP (Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association cum Geriatrician)
Topic:   Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
     
Carers Support Workshops
Date:   Saturday, 3 June 2017
Venue:   Room 608, Youth Square
Time:   2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker:   Mr. Dick YU (Founder and Chairman of Healthy Laughters Association)
Topic:   Laughter Yoga Workshop
     
Date:   Saturday, 10 June 2017
Venue:   Room 608, Youth Square
Time:   2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker:   Ms. Irene GOT (Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
Topic:   Communication Skills (First Session)
     
"Get to Know Dementia" Training Course
Date:   Thursday, 22 June 2017
Venue:   Chai Wan Estate
Time:   3:00 - 3:30 pm (Group 1)
3:30 - 4:00 pm (Group 2)
Speaker:   Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)

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


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 17 June 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

During the visit on Saturday, 17 June 2017, a total of 31 Outreach Ambassadors joined the sixth home visit to offer their care to 31 elderly households. During the training session, Miss Irene GOT, Executive Officer (Projects) of the HKMA, delivered a talk on "How to deal with emergencies during home visit" and shared some tips on "Positive Psychology" with the outreach ambassadors. She reminded the volunteers to train up their positive attitude in order to face life challenges.

 
Miss Irene GOT giving a talk on "Positive Psychology" to the Outreach Ambassadors during the training session.   An elder gets along well with the Outreach Ambassador.
 
The Outreach Ambassadors taking selfie with an elder.   An elderly couple sharing their old photos to the Outreach Ambassador.

Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in June
The Sixth Session of "Carers Support Workshops"

Topic: Communication Skills (First Session)
Date: Saturday, 10 June 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT (Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)

The sixth session of the "Carers Support Workshops" titled "Communication Skills" was held on 10 June at Youth Square and Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association, was the speaker of this session. In order to let the participants to learn the importance of communication skills, Ms. Irene GOT played two group games with them, namely "Guiding the Way for the Blindfolded Person" (矇眼指路) and "You Speak, I Draw" (你講我畫). Participants were able to experience the importance of trust in communication process and understand that one-way communication with their care recipients is not a good method.

 
A blindfolded participant relying on the instructions from his teammates in order to avoid the obstacles and reaching the finishing line   Participants listening to a teammate's description of a picture and trying to draw it out on papers
   
All teammates comparing the correct picture with their own drawings    
The Sixth Session of "Elderly Diseases" Course

Topic: Heart Diseases
Date: Thursday, 8 June 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. SO Yui Chi (Specialist in Cardiology)

The sixth "Elderly Diseases" course titled "Heart Diseases" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 8 June 2017 at Youth Square. Dr. SO Yui Chi was invited to present on heart diseases, including "three-hypers", cardio-vascular health indicators and the major types of heart diseases, such as coronary artery disease. Students were keen to ask questions in the Q&A session and Dr. SO adopted a playful tune with different examples to help students in understanding the complicated medical concepts.

 
Dr. Douglas CHAN (left), presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. SO Yui Chi   Dr. SO answering the question raised by an elderly student
   
A group photo featuring Dr. Douglas CHAN, Dr. SO Yui Chi and students    
The Third Session of "Social and Leisure" Course

Topic: Knitting Class (The Third Session)
Date: Saturday, 3 June 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Voluntary Tutors from "Knit and Care Community"

The third "Social and Leisure" course titled "Knitting Class" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 3 June at Youth Square. With the mindful guidance of the tutors, most beginners were able to master basic knitting skills and continued to complete their first "Knitwork".

 
Voluntary tutors teaching students patiently   The "Knitwork" by students
The Fifth Session of "Carers Support Workshops"

Topic: Laughter Yoga Workshop
Date: Saturday, 3 June 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Instructor: Mr. Dick YU (Founder and Chairman of Healthy Laughters Association)

The fifth session of "Carers Support Workshops" titled "Laughter Yoga Workshop" was held on 3 June at Youth Square. Mr. Dick YU, Founder and Chairman of Healthy Laughters Association, was invited to introduce "Laughter Yoga" to carers. Most carers suffer enormous stress when taking care of their family members, choosing a suitable way to cope with stress, therefore, become significant to their physical and mental health. We hope that the "laughter Yoga" which combined laughing with yoga breathing techniques can relieve carers' negative emotions and stress so that they can keep in good mood and learn to think in positive way.

 
Ms. Hana YEUNG, Project Manager of the Community Health Academy, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to the guest instructor, Mr. Dick YU   Mr. Dick Yu exchanging ideas with carers
 
Healthy Laughters Association promoting "Laugh for no reason"   Carers following the instructor to practise breathing techniques
   
Mr. Dick YU leading carers to practise relaxing exercises    


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

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