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Health Academy for the Elderly

The Academy aspires to develop a learning network, expands the social network of the elders and provides a platform for mutual learning and communication conducive to enabling the elders, carers, residents, students and the staff of the housing authority to gain deeper understanding of the resources in the community. The HKMA has invited doctors to design the lesson plans, prepare teaching materials and conduct the classes. By providing courses related to elderly diseases and nursing, the elders can learn more about the causes of diseases and strengthen their self-care capacity on diseases prevention and diagnosis as early as possible. As for Social and Leisure courses, the courses intend to help the elders to cultivate leisure activities that enable the elders to meet new friends in their estates and within the district, and to build up their own personal social network. Additionally, studying in the Academy will allow the carers, family members of the elders and residents to assist their old aged family members with proper medication usage and nursing skills. The group of carers will also become more aware of the elders¡¦ early signs of behavioral and personality changes and bring them for timely treatment.

Academic Terms:
The ¡§Health Academy for the Elderly¡¨ is comprised of two years and each academic term runs for 10 months. The first term will be commenced in January 2017.
First Academic Term: January 2017 ¡V October 2017
Second Academic Term: November 2017 ¡V August 2018
Venue: Chai Wan

  1. Wellness Course
    Students of the Academy, including the elders, carers and residents, are required to enroll in courses from the 3 core subject areas: (1) Elderly diseases; (2) Nursing; (3) Social/Leisurel. To encourage students¡¦ study, we will adopt study credits and examination systems. For those who attain certain credits will be awarded with the graduation certificates. Speakers/instructors will be specialists of related subjects.
  • Elderly diseases (10 courses)
    10 courses offered per academic term (10 credits for each course attended)
    Maximum: 100 credits
    Students are required to complete at least 40 credits
  • Nursing (8 courses)
    8 courses offered per academic term (10 credits for each course attended)
    Maximum: 80 credits
    Students are required to complete at least 30 credits
  • Social and Leisure (8 courses)
    8 courses offered per academic term (10 credits for each course attended)
    Maximum: 80 credits
    Students are required to complete at least 30 credits
  • The First Academic Term's Curriculum
The Second Academic Term's Curriculum (November 2017 - August 2018)
(i) Elderly diseases Renal Diseases and GOUT
9 November 2017
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. CHOI Kin
(President of the Hong Kong Medical Association and Specialist in Nephrology)
(Event Photos)
Dementia
14 December 2017
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. WONG Shing Fai, Stephen
(Specialist in Geriatric Medicine)
(Event Photos)
Depression in Elderly
4 January 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas
(Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)
(Event Photos)
Stroke
1 February 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. TSANG Kin Lun
(Specialist in Neurology)
(Event Photos)
Gastrointestinal Diseases and Hernia
8 March 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. TSE Tak Yin, Cyrus
(Specialist in General Surgery)
(Event Photos)
Heart Diseases
19 April 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. SO Yui Chi
(Specialist in Cardiology)
(Event Photos)
Fall Prevention and Orthopaedics
3 May 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Yuk Nam, Raymond
(Specialist in Orthopaedics & Traumatology)
(Event Photos)
Urology Diseases
14 June 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor
(Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Urology)
(Event Photos)
Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension
5 July 2018
(Thursday)
Dr. YIP Yuk Pang, Kenneth
(Specialist in Paediatrics)
Eye Diseases
2 August 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. PONG Chiu Fai, Jeffrey
(Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Ophthalmology)
   
(ii) Nursing Swallowing Difficulty
23 November 2017
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. HO Wai Lam, Diana
(Clinical Associate of the Speech Therapy Unit, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
(Event Photos)
Oral Health - Dental and Denture Care
18 January 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Visiting Health Team, Department of Health
(Event Photos)
Common Gynecological Problems and Cancer in Elderly
24 February 2018
(Saturday)
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Kit Sheung
(Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
(Event Photos)
Home Safety
22 March 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Ms. Grace LEUNG
(Occupational Therapist of Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong)
(Event Photos)
Drug Safety
28 April 2018
(Saturday)
Speaker: Ms. Amy Chu
(Pharmacist of Queen Elizabeth Hospital)
(Event Photos)
Hearing Care
10 May 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Ms. CHEUK Miu Ching
(Registered Social Worker from the Hong Kong Society for the Deaf)
(Event Photos)
Elderly Nutrition
17 May 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Ms. LEE Yik Han, Helen
(Dietitian In Charge of Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals)
(Event Photos)
Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
28 June 2018
(Thursday)
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)
Elderly Foot Care
12 July 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Mr. Michael YAM
(HCPC Registered Podiatrist (U.K.), HKPodA Accredited Podiatrist)
(Event Photos)
Skin Care
20 August 2018
(Monday)
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Hau Ngai, Kingsley
(Specialist in Dermatology & Venereology)
   
(iii) Social/Leisure The Use of Smartphone
19 December 2017
(Tuesday)
Speaker: Mr. Nelson LAI
(IT Project Manager of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
(Event Photos)
Dietary Therapy in Winter
27 January 2018
(Saturday)
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)
(Event Photos)
Brain Teaser
6 February 2018
(Tuesday)
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT
(Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
(Event Photos)
Outdoor Fun Day
3 March 2018
(Saturday)
(Event Photos)
Ba Duan Jin Qigong
26 April 2018
(Thursday)
Instructor: Mr. SHING Wai Keung (Qigong Instructor)
(Event Photos)
Line Dance
31 May 2018
(Thursday)
Instructor: Betty LEUNG
(Dancing Teacher)
(Event Photos)
Stretching Class
7 June 2018
(Thursday)
Instructor: Ms. CHIU Van Ching
(Yoga Instructor)
(Event Photos)
Handicraft
21 July 2018
(Saturday)
Instructor: Volunteers from New Jade Garden
(Event Photos)
Singing
30 August 2018
(Thursday)
Instructor: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor
(Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Urology)
     

  1. Carers Support Workshops
    Provide a platform for learning and sharing experiences in elderly caring and establish a mutual help network. Carers can learn more about and make use of the supporting resources in the community.
Carers Support Workshops' Content

The First Session of Carers Support Workshops
(22 April 2017)

  • BINGO Group Game
  • Videos
  • Group Discussion
  • Self-Assessment of Stress Level
  • (Event Photos)
Chinese Regimen for Insomnia
(13 May 2017)
Speaker: Mr. NG Tsz Kit
(Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner of The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Chinese Medicine Clinic cum Training Centre of the University of Hong Kong)
(Event Photos)
Stretching
(13 May 2017)
Instructor: Ms. Hannah HUI (Yoga Instructor)
(Event Photos)
Understanding "Dementia"
(27 May 2017)
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas
(General practitioner)
(Event Photos)
Laughter Yoga Workshop
(3 June 2017)
Instructor: Mr. Dick YU (Founder and Chairman of Healthy Laughters Association)
(Event Photos)
Communication Skills
(Session 1)
(10 June 2017)
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT
(Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
(Event Photos)
Introduction of District Resources
(8 July 2017)
Speaker: Ms. MUI Hiu Man
(Programme Secretary of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre)
(Event Photos)
Caring for Chronically Ill Patients
(8 July 2017)
Speaker: Dr. LAM See Yui (General Practitioner)
(Event Photos)
Communication Skills
(Session 2)
(19 August 2017)
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT
(Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
(Event Photos)
Breath and Balance
(19 August 2017)
Speaker: Ms. Hannah HUI (Yoga Instructor)
(Event Photos)
Art Therapy
(9 September 2017)
Speaker: Ms. Mimi TUNG
(Registered Art therapist and Marriage and Family Therapist)
(Event Photos)
Gathering at Mid-Autumn Festival
(30 September 2017)
(Event Photos)
Horticultural Therapy
(14 October 2017)
Speaker: Mr. KWOK Hon Sum
(Registered Horticultural Therapist, Member of Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture)
(Event Photos)
Praise Dance
(14 October 2017)
Instructor:
Members of Praise Dance
Association (Hong Kong) Ltd

(Event Photos)
Care for the Frail Elderly - Techniques of Lifting and Transfer
(4 November 2017)
Speaker: Mr. CHUNG Ming Kui, Michael
(Department Manager (Physiotherapy), Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital)
(Event Photos)
Meditation Workshop
(4 November 2017)
Speaker: Ms. Janice SO
(Founder of Heart Strong Learning and Psychotherapist)
(Event Photos)
District Resources and Emotion Management
(2 December 2017)
Speaker: Social Worker from Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA(Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness
(Event Photos)
Christmas Gathering
(16 December 2017)
(Event Photos)
Self-Management of Chronic Diseases - Experience of Hong Kong Cancer Fund
(6 January 2018)
Speaker: Mr. Tommy LIANG
(Registered Social Worker and Programme Manager of CancerLink Support Centre, Hong Kong Island)
(Event Photos)
Ways of Care Giving
(6 January 2018)
Speaker: Ms. CHAN Chuen Yung, Catherine
(Project Officer from The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation Network
(Kornhill Centre))
and
Ms. LEE King Tung, Joyce
(Registered Social Worker from The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation Network
(Kornhill Centre))
(Event Photos)
Warm-up and Fall Prevention Exercise
(10 February 2018)
Instructor: Ms. Hannah HUI
(Yoga Instructor)
(Event Photos)
Chinese New Year Gathering
(10 February 2018)
(Event Photos)
Experience Sharing and Mutual Support Building
(10 March 2018)
Speaker: Ms. Susanne SIU
(Chairperson of Heart to Heart Club of Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA(Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness)
and
Ms. Ivy WONG
(Carer)
(Event Photos)
Housing Society Elderly
Resources Centre
"Age-Friendly Housing"
Design Tour
(24 March 2018)
(Event Photos)
Trust Building
(07 April 2018)
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT
(Manager (Projects) of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
(Event Photos)
Shoulder Training
(07 April 2018)
Instructor: Ms. Hannah HUI
(Yoga Instructor)
(Event Photos)
Care for the Frail Elderly - Techniques of Lifting and Transfer (Session 2)
(26 May 2018)
Speaker: Mr. CHUNG Ming Kui, Michael
(Department Manager (Physiotherapy), Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital)
(Event Photos)
"Health Expo 2018" Visit
(9 June 2018)
(Event Photos)
Creative Problem Solving Skills
(7 July 2018)
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT
(Manager (Projects) of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
(Event Photos)
A Taste of Mindfulness
(7 July 2018)
Speaker: Ms. CHOY Shan Shan, Susanna
(Clinical Psychologist)
(Event Photos)
Emotional Support Workshop for Carers
4 August 2018
Speaker: Mr. LUI Pak Pong
(Registered Social Worker from Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Epworth Neighbourhood Elderly Centre)
Carers Support Services
4 August 2018
Speaker: Mr. JIM Ho Wai
(Registered Social Worker Methodist Hing Wah Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre)
     
  1. Get to know Dementia Course
    • Eligibility: Security Personnel in Housing Estates
    • Enhance their knowledge on dementia patients and help identify the dementia patients. It is hoped after attending the training, the security personnel can be aware of strange behaviors of the elders or those wandering around in the estates.
    • Security personnel will be reminded to keep an eye on residents, especially the singleton elders and those with chronic illnesses who have not shown up for a period of time, in order to prevent accidents left undiscovered that might possibly result in tragedy.
    • The Project would help establish a notification mechanism for losing people or dementia patients found.
    • The HKMA will provide information to security personnel to remind them of the key issues to identify dementia patients.
    • The HKMA will provide information about dementia to the housing department or property management agency so that newly recruited staff can take it as reference
  1. The first session of "Get to Know Dementia" training course
  2. The second session of "Get to Know Dementia" training course
  3. The third session of "Get to Know Dementia" training course
  4. The fourth session of "Get to Know Dementia" training course
  5. The Fifth session of "Get to Know Dementia" training course

Past Event

  1. Health Academy Commencement Ceremony cum Information Day
Enrolment/Enquiry:
Phone: 2861 1909
Email: elderlyhealth@hkma.org

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