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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)
Dementia
14 December 2017
(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)
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)
Stroke
1 February 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. TSANG Kin Lun
(Specialist in Neurology)
Gastrointestinal Diseases and Hernia
8 March 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. TSE Tak Yin, Cyrus
(Specialist in General Surgery)
Heart Diseases
19 April 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. SO Yui Chi
(Specialist in Cardiology)
Fall Prevention and Orthopaedics
3 May 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. YUEN Chi Pan, Simon
(Specialist in Orthopaedics & Traumatology)
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)
Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension
6 July 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Dr. YOUNG Ying Nam, Dominic
(General practitioner)
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)
Oral Health - Dental and Denture Care
18 January 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Visiting Health Team, Department of Health
Home Safety
22 March 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: TBC
Drug Safety
28 April 2018
(Saturday)
Speaker: Ms. Amy Chu
(Pharmacist of Queen Elizabeth Hospital)
Elderly Nutrition
17 May 2018
(Thursday)
Speaker: Ms. LEE Yik Han, Helen
(Dietitian In Charge of Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals)
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)
Common Gynecological Problems and Cancer in Elderly
July 2018
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Kit Sheung
(Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Skin Care
16 August 2018
(Thursday)
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)

Diet and Regimen
27 January 2018
(Saturday)
Speaker: TBC

Brain Teaser
6 February 2018
(Tuesday)
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT
(Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
Outdoor Fun Day
3 March 2018
(Saturday)

Ba Duan Jin Qigong
26 April 2018
(Thursday)
Instructor: TBC
Fitness
May 2018
Instructor: TBC
Handicraft
21 July 2018
(Saturday)
Instructor: TBC
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)
Gathering at Mid-Autumn Festival
(30 September 2017)
Horticultural Therapy
(14 October 2017)
Speaker: Mr. KWOK Hon Sum


(Registered Horticultural Therapist, Member of Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture)

Praise Dance
(14 October 2017)
Instructor:
Members of Praise Dance
Association (Hong Kong) Ltd

Care for the frail elderly - techniques of manual handling and transfer of positions
(4 November 2017)
Speaker: Mr. CHUNG Ming Kui, Michael
(Department Manager (Physiotherapy), Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital)
Meditation Workshop
(4 November 2017)
Speaker: Janice SO
(Founder of Heart Strong Learning and Psychotherapist)
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
Christmas Gathering
(16 December 2017)
   
  1. Get to know Dementia Course
    • Eligibility: Security Personnel in Hing Wah Estate (I)(II)
    • 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

Past Event

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

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