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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 (January 2017 - October 2017)
Elderly diseases Renal failure and GOUT
(5 Jan 2017)
Speaker: Dr. CHOI Kin
(President of the Hong Kong Medical Association, Nephrologist)
(Event Photos)
Dementia
(23 Feb 2017)
Speaker: Dr. DAI Lok Kwan, JP
(Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association cum Geriatrician)
(Event Photos)
Depression in Elderly
(9 Mar 2017)
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak
(General practitioner)
(Event Photos)
Stroke
(27 Apr 2017)
Speaker: Dr. TSANG Kin Lun (Specialist in Neurology)
(Event Photos)
Gastrointestinal Diseases and Hernia
(11 May 2017)
Speaker: Dr. TSE Tak Yin
(Specialist in General Surgery)
(Event Photos)
Heart Diseases
(8 Jun 2017)
Speaker: Dr. SO Yui Chi
(Specialist in Cardiology)
(Event Photos)
Fall Prevention and Orthopedics
(10 July 2017)
Speaker: Dr. YUEN Chi Pan, Simon
(Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology)
Urology
(Aug 2017)
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo
(Specialists in Urology)
Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension
(7 Sep 2017)
Speaker: Dr. YOUNG Ying Nam
(General practitioner) and Dr. YIP Yuk Pang
(Specialist in Paediatrics)
Eye Diseases
(12 Oct 2017)
Speaker: Dr. PONG Chiu Fai, Jeffrey
(Specialist in Ophthalmology)
   
Nursing Swallowing Difficulty
(12 Jan 2017)
Speaker: Dr. HO Wai Lam, (Clinical Associate of the Speech Therapy Unit, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
(Event Photos)
Home Safety
(2 Mar 2017)
Speaker: Ms CHOI Shui Ha (Occupational Therapist of Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong)
(Event Photos)
The Use of Walking
Aids and Maintenance
of Aids
(6 Apr 2017)
Speaker: Ms. WONG Yuk Ting
(Centre In-charge of Hong Kong Wheelchair Aid Service Limited)
(Event Photos)
Elderly Nutrition
(25 May 2017)
Speaker: Ms. LEE Yik Han (Dietitian In Charge of Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals)
(Event Photos)
Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
(22 June 2017)
Speaker: Dr. DAI Lok Kwan, JP
(Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association cum Geriatrician)
(Event Photos)
Measuring Vital Signs
(29 July 2017)
Speaker: Ms. SUN Man Ping (Nurse Specialist and Programme Coordinator of Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association)
Fitness Qigong
(19 August 2017)
Speaker: Mr. LEUNG Kwan Lok (Occupational Therapist)
Drug Safety
(9 September 2017)
Speaker: Ms. Amy Chu (Pharmacist of Queen Elizabeth Hospital)
Social/Leisure Diet and Regimen
(11 March 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)
Hiking to Tai Tam Reservoir
(8 April 2017)
Tour Leader: Mr. CHAN Chun Man
(Event Photos)
Knitting Class
(13 & 27 May, 3 & 24 June 2017)
Tutor: Knit and Care Community volunteers
(Event Photos taken on 13 May)
(Event Photos taken on 27 May)
(Event Photos taken on 3 June)
(Event Photos taken on 24June)

Tablets and Smartphones
(16 May 2017)
Speaker: Mr. Nelson LAI
(IT Project Manager of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
(Event Photos)

Handcraft
(8 July 2017)
Instructor:
Volunteers from New Jade Garden and Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong ALOHA(Eastern) Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness
Line Dance
(31 August & 14 September 2017)
Instructor: Betty LEUNG
Singing
(Pop song)
(21 September 2017)
Instructor: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo
(Specialists in Urology)
Table Tennis
Instructor: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo
(Specialists 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)
Caring for Chronically Ill Patients
(8 July 2017)
Speaker: Dr. LAM See Yui (General Practitioner)
Communication Skills
(Session 2)
(19 August 2017)
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT
(Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
Breath and Balance
(19 August 2017)
Speaker: Ms. Hannah HUI (Yoga Instructor)
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)
     
  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

Past Event

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

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