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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



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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, 26 August 2017
Time:   1:00 - 4:00 pm (including voluntary training workshop and home-visit)
Members of the public are welcomed to join. Thank you!

Preview of the Health Academy for the Elderly
Wellness Course
Date:   Saturday, 19 August 2017
Venue:   Cognitio College (Hong Kong)
Time:   2:00 - 3:00 pm (Group 1)
3:00 - 4:00 pm (Group 2)
Instructor:   Mr. LEUNG Kwan Lok (Occupational Therapist)
Activity:   Ba Duan Jin Qigong
     
Date:   Thursday, 24 August 2017
Venue:   Room 608, Youth Square
Time:   2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker:   Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor (Specialist in Urology)
Topic:   Urology Problems
     
Date:   Thursday, 31 August 2017
Venue:   Room 608, Youth Square
Time:   11:00am - 1:00 pm
Speaker:   Ms. Betty LEUNG (Dance Teacher)
Topic:   Line Dance
     
Carers Support Workshops
Date:   Saturday, 19 August 2017
Venue:   Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (Yuet Chui Court)
Time:   2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker:   Ms. Irene GOT (Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
Topic:   Communication Skills (Session 2)
     
Date:   Saturday, 19 August 2017
Venue:   Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (Yuet Chui Court)
Time:   3:15 - 4:15 pm
Instructor:   Ms. Hannah HUI (Yoga Instructor)
Topic:   Breath and Balance

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


Preview of One Service Unit One Doctor
Community Health Day
Date:   Saturday, 12 August 2017
Venue:   Cognitio College (Hong Kong)
Time:   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Participants must be members of 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 or St. James' Settlement Evergreen Day Care Centre for the Elderly. All Participants should have registered in advance and collected the tickets for admission purpose.

Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 15 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

Starting from the home visit on Saturday, 15 July 2017, we promote the theme of "Bringing board games to home visit" in our home visits. Apart from offering care and conducting health check-ups, 32 Outreach Ambassadors also played board games with the elderly. In the training session on that day, the Outreach Ambassadors learnt to choose suitable board games for the elderly as well as teach them to play. Playing board games can help the elderly to keep them mentally active, and enhance their memory and concentration. The playing and learning process of each team was filled with lots of joy and happiness!

 
The HKMA provided various types of board games for the volunteers to play with the elderly during home visit   A secondary school student playing the "Crocodile Dentist" game with the elderly which created an exciting atmosphere
 
A secondary school student and an elderly volunteer being arranged in the same group share ideas and learn from each other during the home visit   Volunteers and the elderly spending a joyful afternoon together

Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in July
The Sixth Session of "Nursing" Course

Topic: Measuring Vital Signs
Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am (Group 1)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Group 2)
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. SUN Man Ping (Nurse Specialist and Programme Coordinator of Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association)

The sixth "Nursing" course titled "Measuring Vital Signs" was held on 29 July. Ms. SUN Man Ping, Nurse Specialist and Programme Coordinator of Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association, taught elderly students the proper way to measure blood pressure, body temperature and to calculate daily energy intake. Before the lecture started, the voluntary nurses measured the height and weight of the participants, and calculated their Body Mass Index (BMI). Health advices was given to each participant. In order to encourage participants to measure blood pressure regularly, Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association Limited produced a "My Health Record" handbook for the elderly to mark their own record. The elders were also being reminded to bring the handbook to every medical consultation for doctors' reference so as to strengthen the patient-doctor communication.

 
Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Ms. SUN Man Ping and Ms. KWAN   Ms. SUN and Ms. KWAN calculating BMI for the elders
   
An elderly student learning to measure blood pressure and writing down the results on "My Health Record"    
The Fourth Session of "Get to Know Dementia" Training Course

Date: Monday, 10 July 2017
Time: 3:00 - 3:30pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy cum General Practitioner)

The fourth session of "Get to Know Dementia" Training Course of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was arranged for Hong Yip Service Co. Ltd. on 10 July 2017. Dr. Chan Nim Tak, Douglas, Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner, talked about the causes of dementia, the symptoms of patients and the handing skills with suspected cases.

 
Dr. Douglas CHAN (left), presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Alan CHAN, representative of Hong Yip Service Co. Ltd.   Dr. Douglas CHAN taking a group photo with the security personnel and administration staff

 

The Seventh Session of "Elderly Diseases" Course

Topic: Fall Prevention and Orthopedics
Date: Monday, 10 July 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. YUEN Chi Pan, Simon (Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology)

The seventh session of "Elderly Diseases" course was held on 10 July 2017 and Dr. YUEN Chi Pan, Simon was invited to present on orthopedic diseases. Two common elderly orthopedic diseases were covered in the session, namely Osteoporosis and Geriatric Hip Fracture. In addition to discussing on the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment, Dr. Simon YUEN also provided some useful tips on fall prevention to the elderly students so as to strengthen their awareness on fall prevention.

 
Dr. Douglas CHAN (left), presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Simon YUEN   Dr. Simon YUEN answering a student's question on her foot problem
   
A group photo featuring Dr. Douglas CHAN, Dr. Simon YUEN and the students    

 

The Seventh and Eighth Session of "Carers Support Workshop"

Topic: (i) Introduction of District Resources
    (ii) Caring for Chronically Ill Patients
Date: Saturday, 8 July 2017
Time: 1:30 - 3pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. MUI Hiu Man (Programme Secretary of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre)
Dr. LAM See Yui (General Practitioner)

The seventh session of "Carers Support Workshops" titled "Introduction of District Resources" was held on 8 July 2017. Ms. MUI Hiu Man, Programme Secretary of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, introduced her Centre's services to carers, including community support services for the elderly, home care services, rehabilitation equipment rental services and a wide range of activities, for carers to grasp more information at district level.

Another "Carers Support Workshops" was held on the same afternoon. Dr. LAM See Yui was invited to talk about the key issues on taking care of patients with chronic diseases. Since most of the care recipients of the attending carers have diabetes mellitus and hypertension, in this session, Dr. LAM focused on raising the awareness of the carers on patients' changing conditions, including what to do when Hyperglycemic coma is encountered. Dr. LAM also introduced the services from various non-governmental organizations and encouraged them to make the most of community resources.

 
Ms. Hana YEUNG, Project Manager of the Community Health Academy, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Ms. MUI Hiu Man   Ms. MUI introducing the services provided by her Centre
 
Ms. Hana YEUNG, Project Manager of the Community Health Academy, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. LAM See Yui   Dr. LAM talking on diabetes mellitus and hypertension

 

The Fifth Session of "Social and Leisure" course

Topic: Handicraft
Date: Saturday, 8 July 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Instructor: Volunteers from New Jade Garden and Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA(Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness

The fifth "Social and Leisure" course titled "Handicraft" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 8 July 2017. The course was co-organized by "Community Health Academy" and the Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA (Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness, member volunteers from the Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong and New Jade Garden were invited to be the tutors to teach students in making sky lanterns. Each student is required to complete two sky lanterns, a large and a small. The large one will be given to the elders visited by the "Outreach Team for the Elderly".

 
Students and volunteers taking a group photo   The sky lanterns made by volunteers and 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
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