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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)
Mood disorder & depression
(9 Mar 2017)
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak
(General practitioner)
Stroke
(27 Apr 2017)
Speaker: Dr. TSANG Kin Lun (Specialist in Neurology)
Gastrointestinal diseases and Hernia
(11 May 2017)
Speaker: Dr. TSE Tak Yin
(Specialist in General Surgery)
Heart diseases
(8 Jun 2017)
Speaker: Dr. SO Yui Chi
(Cardiologist)
Fall prevention and orthopedics
(10 July 2017) Speaker: Dr. IP Wing Yuk
(Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology)
Urology
(Aug 2017)
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo
(Specialists in Urology)
Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension
(Sep 2017)
Speaker: Dr. YOUNG Ying Nam
(General practitioner)
Eye diseases
(12 Oct 2017)
Speaker: Dr. PONG Chiu Fai
(Ophthalmologist)
   
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)
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)
Elderly nutrition
(25 May 2017)
Speaker: Ms. LEE Yik Han (Dietitian)
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)
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)
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)
Hiking to Tai Tam
Reservoir
(8 April 2017)
Tablet and smartphone Handicraft
Table tennis Singing
(Pop song)
Knitting tutorial  

  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.
  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

Past Event

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

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