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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



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, 9 December 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: Thursday, 14 December 2017
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. WONG Shing Fai, Stephen (Specialist in Geriatric Medicine)
Topic: Dementia
   
Date: Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. Nelson LAI (IT Project Manager of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
Topic: The Use of Smartphone

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 2 December 2017
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Speaker: Ms. LO Sze Wing (Registered Social Worker from Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA(Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness)
Topic: District Resources and Emotion Management
   
Date: Saturday, 16 December 2017
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Topic: Christmas Gathering

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


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 18 Nov 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

On Saturday, 18 November 2017, more than 80 participants including Outreach Ambassadors and the elders we had visited attended the event titled "老友記外展大使嘉許禮 暨 鄰里支援我做到" at the Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, celebrating Senior Citizens Day in advance. In the award presentation ceremony, 47 Outreach Ambassadors who participated in the volunteer programme actively in the past year were recognised.

In addition, the participants were divided into 12 groups and engaged in an activity titled "社區人情味 拼出鄰里情". Each group was assigned a task to coloring a picture on various neighbourhood interactions and writing their feelings about the volunteer programme on a greeting card. Their finished artworks were then pieced together to promote the theme of the event namely "望多眼,問句好,獨居長者幫得到,鄰里支援我做到!". After that, an "Elderly Care Hotlines" card was distributed to the elderly participants. The participants also had tea gathering together and spent the afternoon with full of warmth.

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 9 December. Welcome to join us! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
The participants taking a group photo after piecing the artworks   5 Outreach Ambassadors from different background (medical student, community partner, secondary student and elderly volunteer) had contributed 30 service hours or above and were awarded Gold Award
 
Several elderly volunteers had contributed 20 service hours or above and were awarded Silver Award   Besides elderly volunteers, the Silver Award winners also included doctors and secondary students
 
The Bronze Award winners who had contributed more than 15 service hours or above included doctors, medical students, occupational therapist students, secondary students and elderly volunteers   Another group of the Bronze Award Winners consisting of doctors, medical students, occupational therapist students and a community partner taking a group photo
 
An "Elderly Care Hotlines" card was distributed to the elderly participants to facilitate them to seek help when necessary   The participants writing their feelings about the volunteer programme on a greeting card


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in December
The Seventeen and Eighteen "Carers Support Workshops"
Topic: District Resources and Emotion Management
Date: Saturday, 2 December 2017
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. LO Sze Wing (Registered Social Worker from Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA (Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness)

The 17th and 18th "Carers Support Workshops", namely "District Resources" and "Emotion Management" were held on 2 December 2017. Ms. LO Sze Wing, Registered Social Worker from Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA (Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness started with introducing the mental health service of the centre, elderly services in the district and talked on the common emotional problems among carers. Participants were then invited to complete the "Social Readjustment Rating Scale", on measuring participants' stress level based on their experience of life events in the past 12 months, such as change in health condition of family member, change in financial status, etc. Ms. LO also introduced some methods for the participants to relieve their stress, including "Mindfulness Practice" with a hope to induce positive impact on participants' emotion. Apart from reducing the feeling of depression and anxiety, mindfulness also helps improving one's immunity.

 
Ms. Hana YEUNG, Project Manager of the Community Health Academy, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Ms. LO Sze Wing   Participants filling in the "Social Readjustment Rating Scale"

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

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