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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, 21 October 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, 12 October 2017
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. PONG Chiu Fai, Jeffrey (Specialist in Ophthalmology)
   
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 14 October 2017
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. KWOK Hon Sum (Registered Horticultural Therapist, Member of Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture)
Topic: Horticultural Therapy

 
Date: Saturday, 14 October 2017
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Members of Praise Dance Association (Hong Kong) Ltd
Topic: Praise Dance
   
"Get to Know Dementia" Training Course
Date: Friday, 20 October 2017
Venue: Room 203, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong
Time: 2:00 - 4:15 pm
Topic/Speaker: (1) Get to Know Dementia
Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)
(2) Communication Skills with Elderly
Ms. Irene GOT (Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
Participant: Staff of Hong Yip Service Co. Ltd.

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


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 23 Sep 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

A total of 39 Outreach Ambassadors joined the ninth home visit on Saturday, 23 September 2017 to pre-celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the elders. On that day, Dr. Douglas CHAN, Co-Chairman of the Community Health Academy and Miss Irene GOT, Executive Officer (Projects) of the HKMA, were the speakers of volunteer training sessions. They presented on the key points on influenza prevention, as well as healthy tips on festive diet for the elderly and the customs of Mid-Autumn Festival in other countries respectively. The Outreach Ambassadors delivered gift bags of biscuits and handmade sky lanterns, shared the healthy tips and played riddle games with the elders, wishing them a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 21 October. Welcome to join us! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
Miss Irene GOT, Executive Officer (Projects) of the HKMA introducing healthy tips on festive diet for the elderly during the volunteer training session   Dr. Douglas CHAN talking on the symptoms and prevention of influenza
 
The Outreach Ambassadors delivering gift bags of biscuits and sky lanterns to the elders   The elder sharing her life story with the Outreach Ambassador

Community Health Day of "One Service Unit One Doctor" Scheme
Event Date: 12 August 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cognitio College (Hong Kong)

The Community Health Day of "One Service Unit One Doctor" Scheme was successfully held on Saturday, 12 August 2017. We invited Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association Limited (HKCCVA) (香港卓護義工協會) and Community Health And Medication-safety Promotion Inter-school Outreach Network (CU CHAMPION) (香港中文大學醫學院社區健康及藥物安全外展隊) to provide healthcare services to more than 70 members from 5 elderly service centres, including measuring BMI, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, electrocardiogram test, dementia assessment, Health and Living Habits Survey, and health education. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists also provided the elders professional advices on their health and drug management. Volunteers were energetically involved in serving the elders, who also actively participated in the programme.

 
A group photo was taken before the event started   Volunteers conducting the Health and Living Habits Survey for an participating elder
 
Volunteer nurses measuring blood sugar and cholesterol for the elders   Dr. Elsa CHU and Dr. Olivia CHOI providing health advices to the elders
 

Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in September
The Eighth Session of "Social and Leisure" Course
Topic: Table Tennis
Date: Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue: Chai Wan Sports Centre (6 Yee Shun Street, Chai Wan)
Instructor: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Urology)

The final "Social and Leisure" course of the first semester organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 4 October 2017. Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor was invited to be the instructor again to teach students the table tennis techniques. Since most of the students were new to table tennis, Dr. Victor YEUNG started with explaining the rules of table tennis, followed by demonstration of basic skills. After some practice, students showed significant progress and enjoyed playing the game while competing with each other.

 
Dr. Victor YEUNG taking a group photo with the students   Dr. Victor YEUNG explaining the rules of table tennis
 
Dr. Victor YEUNG playing doubles with students   Students competing with each other
The Twelve Session of "Carers Support Workshops" Course
Topic: Gathering at Mid-Autumn Festival
Date: Saturday, 30 September 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square

The twelve "Carers Support Workshops" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 30 September to pre-celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the carers. We started with teaching the carers on making simple and festive towel bunnies, then we introduced the tradition of Mid-Autumn Festival in other countries, and played the riddle games with them. As a festive gift, we have distributed mooncakes to each participant. Meanwhile, we are highly concerned with the health of both carers and care recipients, Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association, reminded them on their diets during Mid-Autumn Festival so that they can stay healthy while enjoying a joyful Mid-Autumn Festival!

 
A carer showing us his own towel bunny   The festive towel bunnies and mooncakes
   
Ms. Irene GOT reminding carers on diets during Mid-Autumn Festival and introducing the tradition of Mid-Autumn Festival in other countries    

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