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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


 
Animated Videos on Common Elderly Diseases
 
 
 
     

 
Practical Handbook
 
 
 
     
 
Chai Wan Community Resources
 
 
 
     

Health Academy for the Elderly: Launch of Practical Handbook cum Premiere of Animated Videos on Common Elderly Diseases
Date: Friday, 11 May 2018
Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Venue: The HKMA Central Premises

Apart from giving health talks, medical doctors who have joined the "Community Health Academy" project also actively participated in compiling information for the practical handbook and animated videos on common elderly diseases of the Health Academy for the Elderly, so as to equip the elderly and local communities with the ability on diseases prevention and management. To further promote these health management resources through different communities, the HKMA organized the "Launch of Practical Handbook cum Premiere of Animated Videos on Common Elderly Diseases" on 11 May 2018 to release the resources to the public. In addition, some elderly students, outreach ambassadors and elderly we have been visiting were invited to share their learning and visiting experiences with the attending doctors at the event.

For more information about the "Community Health Academy" project, please follow the HKMA Facebook page and instagram of Community Health Academy!

 
 
Elderly students, outreach ambassadors and elderly we visited were taking a group photo with the attending doctors   Our President Dr. CHOI Kin officiating the Premiere of Animated Videos with the elderly participants
 
Mr. and Mrs. WONG, an elderly couple, sharing their improving health conditions with the ongoing home visits conducted by Dr. Elsa CHU who made them felt loved and cared   Ms. LAM, an elderly volunteer, and Dr. Kenneth YIP sharing their respective roles and collaborative efforts in the volunteer team in understanding the needs of the elderly we visited and assisting them to improve physical and mental health

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, 16 June 2018
Time:   1:00 - 5:00 pm (Including volunteer training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)
Members of the public are welcomed to join. Thank you!

Outreach Events under "Experienced Volunteers Scheme"
Date:   Thursday, 7 June 2018
Time:   1:30 - 4:00 pm

(Including volunteer training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)

     
Date:   Thursday, 21 June 2018
Time:   2:00 - 4:00 pm

(Including volunteer training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)


Preview of the Health Academy for the Elderly
Wellness Course
Date: Thursday, 7 June 2018
Venue: Dance Room
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker: Ms. CHIU Van Ching (Yoga Instructor)
Topic: Stretching Class
   
Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Urology)
Topic: Urology Diseases
   
Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. DAI Lok Kwan, David, JP (Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association and Specialist in Geriatric Medicine)
Topic: Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 9 June 2018
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5FG
Time: 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Activity: "Health Expo 2018" visit

For more information, please call: 2861 1909
Email: elderlyhealth@hkma.org
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/hkma_communityhealthacademy/


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 7 Jun 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lok Wui Fong, Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

A total of 14 elderly Experienced Outreach Ambassadors attended the training session and visited 5 elderly households in the afternoon on Thursday, 7 Jun 2018. Miss Irene GOT, Manager (Projects) of the HKMA, explained the purpose of the Experienced Volunteers Scheme is to care for the visited elderly in weekdays and follow up their health condition continuously. It also provides extra training for committed volunteers to serve the community, boosting their ability to support the elderly in need. The Ambassadors practiced on using the blood pressure monitors during the training session, and then introduced community resources to the visited elderly and guided them to read the Practical Handbook in home visit.

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 16 June 2018 to pre-celebrate the Father's Day and Tuen Ng Festival with the elderly. Welcome to join us for the visit! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
The Ambassadors measuring blood pressure for each other   The ambassadors attentively in preparing to guide the visited elderly to read Practical Handbook
 
The Ambassadors wearing happy faces after bringing care to those in-need after home visits   The visited elderly gained both emotional and physical support in weekdays in addition to the monthly regular visit


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in June
The Second Academic term - The Eighth "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Urology Diseases
Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Urology)

The 8th "Elderly Disease" titled "Urology Diseases" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 14 June 2018 and Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor, Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Urology was invited to be the speaker. In addition to the two common urology diseases, namely hematuria and urinary calculus, Dr. Victor YEUNG also talked on two other male urological problems, which were prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia, to enhance male students' understanding of both diseases. From the teaching experience in last year, Dr. Victor YEUNG noted that students had a lot of questions about urology diseases, he especially reserved more time in this semester's Q&A session for students to raise questions and clear their queries.

 
Dr. Victor YEUNG using an empty bottle to illustrate the structure of urinary system, helping students to understand the formation of the diseases   Dr. Victor YEUNG listening to a student's sharing and trying to resolve her long-standing questions
The Thirty Session of "Carers Support Workshops"
Topic: "Health Expo 2018" Visit
Date: Saturday, 9 June 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:15 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5FG

The 30th session of the "Carers Support Workshops" titled "Health Expo 2018" Visit was held on 9 June 2018 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With the theme on "Prevention is better than cure, Stay healthy", the exhibition provided a series of health talks and booths for visitors who cared about their own health and needed to take care of their family members. During the visit, participants followed a designated route and visited the booths managed by different organizations to obtain information on interest groups, sports and diseases management information. We also encouraged the participants to attend health talks delivered by professionals to enhance their healthcare knowledge in care taking of their elderly members.

 
A booth staff introducing their services to participants   The speaker and participants practicing stretching exercises
The Second Academic term - The Seventh "Social and Leisure" Course
Topic: Stretching Class
Date: Thursday, 7 June 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Dance Room, Youth Square
Instructor: Ms. CHIU Van Ching (Yoga Instructor)

The 7th "Social and Leisure" course titled "Stretching Class" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 7 June 2018 and Ms. CHIU Van Ching, yoga instructor, was invited to lead the class. Since students were new to yoga, Ms. CHIU started with warm-up exercises to stretch the students' limbs and relax their shoulders to avoid injuries. Students were then guided to practice some poses and moves for beginners so that they could realize their own capacity and learn the basic yoga postures. Although yoga is a popular sport nowadays, elders do not have much opportunities to try such exercise. This session provided them a great chance to have first-hand experience and try new things.

 
Ms. CHIU Van Ching demonstrating an advanced yoga pose and reminding students to practice according to their own capacity   M. CHIU practicing leg stretching pose with students

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