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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

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介紹本計劃
(報章日期:2017年10月3日)
Our Project was introduced on 3 October 2017


外展大使Jojo分享參與
「老友記外展大使隊」的感受
(報章日期:2018年8月1日)
Miss Jojo LAI shared her experience of being an
Outreach Ambassador on 1 August 2018


Bad Weather arrangement
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, 11 August 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 Outreach Ambassadors Scheme"
Date:   Thursday, 16 August 2018
Time:   1:00 - 4:00 pm
(Including volunteer training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)

Preview of the Health Academy for the Elderly
Wellness Course
Date: Thursday, 2 August 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. PONG Chiu Fai, Jeffrey (Co-chairman, Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy, and Specialist in Ophthalmology)
Topic: Eye Diseases
   
Date: Monday, 20 August 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Hau Ngai, Kingsley (Specialist in Dermatology & Venereology)
Topic: Skin Care
   
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor (Co-chairman, Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy, and Specialist in Urology)
Topic: Singing

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Venue: Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Epworth Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Topic/Speaker: (1) Emotional Support Workshop for Carers
Mr. LUI Pak Pong (Registered Social Worker from Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Epworth Neighbourhood Elderly Centre)
(2) District Resources
Mr. JIM Ho Wai (Registered Social Worker Methodist Hing Wah Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Epworth Neighbourhood Elderly Centre)

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: 19 July 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

The recent persistent rain has discouraged outdoor activities for the elderly. A total of 15 Experienced Outreach Ambassadors were therefore invited to learn stretching exercises of different body parts in the training session on Thursday, 19 July 2018, and to teach the exercises to the visited elderly during home visit so as to keep them energetic and healthy.

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 11 August 2018. Welcome to join us for the visit! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
The Ambassadors practising neck stretching exercises during the training session   The Ambassadors learning different types of stretching so as to teach the visited elderly during home visit
Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 14 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lok Wui Fong, Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

A total of 47 Outreach Ambassadors visited 29 elderly households in the afternoon on Saturday, 14 July 2018. During the visits in past few months, the Ambassadors collected some life stories and photos from the visited elderly for making "Elderly Life Story Book". The volunteers who visited Auntie Lo shared her life stories during the volunteer training session on that day. Moreover, Auntie Lo, who had a lot of experiences in public performance of Cantonese opera, sang a song "紅棉讚". Her appealing voice attracted applauds from the ambassadors.

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 11 August 2018. Welcome to join us for the visit! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
The group visiting Auntie Lo shared her life stories with the Outreach Ambassadors   Auntie Lo singing a song for the Ambassadors
 
The Ambassadors presenting a photo frame to a visited elder   With continuous caring from the Ambassadors, the elderly enjoying a better physical and mental condition


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in July
The Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Session of "Carers Support Workshops"
Topic: (1) Emotional Support Workshop for Carers
(2) Carers Support Services
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue: Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Epworth Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
Speaker: (1) Emotional Support Workshop for Carers
Mr. LUI Pak Pong (Registered Social Worker, Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Epworth Neighbourhood Elderly Centre)
(2) Carers Support Services
Mr. JIM Ho Wai (Registered Social Worker, Methodist Hing Wah Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre)

The 33rd and 34th "Carers Support Workshops" were held on 4 August 2018. Mr. LUI Pak Pong and Mr. JIM Ho Wai, both Registered Social Workers, were invited to give talks on "Emotional Support Workshop for Carers" and "Carers Support Services" respectively.

For carers, long-term care for the elderly can create a lot of pressure, and causing physical problems, emotional distress, negative thoughts and behavioral problems. In the workshop, Mr. LUI provided some information and suggestions to participants in terms of social, psychological, available resources and financial aspects. He also encouraged them to practice meditation, yoga, and aromatherapy, etc to manage stress. More importantly, they should continue with activities they like and refrain from being completely occupied by the caring work for the elderly.

Another session mainly focused on carer resources, Mr. JIM not only introduced services provided by his elderly centre, but also highlighted some projects run by other social service units and explained the details of the "Pilot Scheme on Living Allowance for Carers of Elderly Persons from Low-income Families" under Community Care Fund which helped the participants to learn more about district resources and choose suitable services for themselves.

 
A participant sharing her favorite stress-relieving activities   A participant filling in the stress assessment form
   
Mr. JIM explaining the differences between subsidized and private residential care homes for the elderly    
The Second Academic term - The Tenth "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Eye Diseases
Date: Thursday, 2 August 2018
Time: 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. PONG Chiu Fai, Jeffrey (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Ophthalmology)

The final session of the "Elderly Diseases" course titled "Eye Diseases" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 2 August 2018 and Dr. PONG Chiu Fai, Jeffrey, Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Ophthalmology was invited to talk on the symptoms, examination, prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. Dr. Jeffrey PONG also reminded the elderly to pay attention to personal hygiene and habits with some tips on eye protection. In Q&A section, Dr. Jeffrey PONG gave clear explanations on queries of intraocular pressure, eye discomfort, cataract and eye drops which helped students to learn more about eye care.

 
Dr. Jeffrey PONG explaining vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma   Dr. Jeffrey PONG answering a student's question patiently

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