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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, 3 February 2018
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, 1 February 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. TSANG Kin Lun (Specialist in Neurology)
Topic: Stroke
   
Date: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 1:45 - 2:45 pm (Group 1)
3:00 - 4:00 pm (Group 2)
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT (Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
Topic: Brain Teaser
   
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Kit Sheung (Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Topic: Common Gynecological Problems and Cancer in Elderly

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 10 February 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Topic/Speaker: (1) Warm-up and Fall Prevention Exercise
Ms. Hannah HUI (Yoga Instructor)
(2) Chinese New Year Gathering

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


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 3 Feb 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

Despite the long cold spell recently, a total of 43 Outreach Ambassadors still visited 31 elderly households in the afternoon on Saturday, 3 February 2018 to send early Lunar New Year greetings and give warmth to the visited elderly. During the volunteer training session, the Ambassadors made red packet goldfishes as Lunar New Year ornaments for the elderly, symbolising wishes of luck and prosperity. Besides, Miss Irene GOT, the HKMA Executive Officer, delivered healthy tips on festive diet to the Ambassadors so that they could remind the visited elderly to stay healthy when enjoying festive delicacies. The Ambassadors also gave out New Year gift packs to the elders with blessing of Happy New Year!

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 17 March 2018. Welcome to join us for the visit! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
The Ambassadors helping each other to make exquisite goldfish ornaments in volunteer training session   A volunteering doctor joined with her daughters to make goldfish ornaments for the elders they visit
 
The Ambassadors delivering New Year gift pack to an elder   The elders felt warm with the caring from the Ambassadors under cold weather


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in February
The Twenty-Second and Twenty-Third Session of "Carers Support Workshops"
Topic: (1) Warm-up and Fall Prevention Exercise
(2) Chinese New Year Gathering
Date: Saturday, 10 February 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Instructor: (1) Warm-up and Fall Prevention Exercise
Ms. Hannah HUI (Yoga Instructor)

The 22nd and 23rd "Carers Support Workshops" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 10 February 2018. The classes led by Ms. Hannah Hui had always been well received by participants and she was also happy to share various yoga exercises with them. This session was designed for fall prevention and carers can practise the exercise at home. Ms. Hannah HUI also encouraged them to share this simple and healthy exercise with their families to improve the lower limbs' balance. In the "Chinese New Year Gathering" session, we designed two festive games to test the participants' ability of expression, imagination and reaction. Participants really enjoyed taking part in the game and the winners received festive foods to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

 
Participants following the instructor's guidance to relax their bodies   Participants enjoying the festive game "Touching the Nose in Spring Festival" (新春摸鼻哥)
   
We gave out New Year gifts to the participants and wished everyone a Happy New Year!    
The Second Academic term - The Third "Social and Leisure" Course
Topic: Brain Teaser
Date: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Time: 1:45 - 2:45 pm (Group 1)
3:00 - 4:00 pm (Group 2)
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT (Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)

The third "Social and Leisure" course titled "Brain Teaser" was held on 6 February 2018 and Ms. Irene GOT was the speaker of this session. Unlike other courses, this session required students' active participation in the games and discussion. In the "Old Slangs and Buzzwords Competition (歇後語/潮語大對決)", students were able to learn buzzwords used among the younger generation and train up their comprehension capacity, memory, teamwork and communication skills through the game. The last section required students to think from the elders' or youngsters' perspectives to exchange their views on the topic "Generation Gap". We hoped that an in-depth discussion could stimulate them to think about the difference between the two generations, the causes of conflicts and find out a solution. The atmosphere was highly exuberant as all students participated enthusiastically in the games and shared their opinions during discussion.

 
A student sharing her favorite activity to the class   Team members working together to find out the matched cards
   
Students clapping to celebrate their victory    
The Second Academic term - The Fourth "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Stroke
Date: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. TSANG Kin Lun (Specialist in Neurology)

The 4th "Elderly Diseases" course titled "Stroke" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 1 February. Dr. TSANG Kin Lun was invited to share the symptoms, risk factors, treatment and prevention of stroke with students. Since stroke is a deadliest disease, it is crucial to be aware of its early signs. To help students better understanding, Dr. TSANG used the mnemonic "FAST" (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) to explain the warning signs of stroke. Students learnt to identify the health problem promptly and seek for timely medical treatment.

 
Dr. TSANG attending to a student's question   A student showing great concern of his cerebrovascular health
The Second Academic term - The Second "Social and Leisure" Course
Topic: Dietary Regimen in Winter
Date: Saturday, 27 January 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. CHOW Ling Fung (Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner of The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Chinese Medicine Clinic cum Training Centre of the University of Hong Kong)

The second "Social and Leisure" course titled "Dietary Regimen in Winter" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 27 January 2018. Ms. CHOW Ling Fung, Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner of the Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Chinese Medicine Clinic cum Training Centre of the University of Hong Kong was invited to be the speaker. As elders might suffer from common diseases, such as flu, angina pectoris and eczema in winter, Ms. CHOW shared "Dos and Don'ts" in winter and the categorization of hot/cold foods to help students improving their health and preventing diseases. Students were able to learn how to eat healthy and avoid diet trap. Besides, they got to know several acupuncture points including Baihui, Fengchi and Zusanli. By practicing acupressure on these acupuncture points with different health benefits, elders can keep healthy in winter.

 
Ms. CHOW Ling Fung talked on health cultivation methods in winter   Ms. CHOW demonstrating the acupressure of Sanyinjiao acupoints

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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