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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

Our Project is being mentioned in the CIIF's column on am730 on 3 October 2017.


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, 14 July 2018
Time:   1:00 - 4:00 pm (Including volunteer training workshop and home-visit)
Members of the public are welcomed to join. Thank you!

Outreach Events under "Experienced Volunteers Scheme"
Date:   Thursday, 19 July 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, 5 July 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. YIP Yuk Pang, Kenneth (Specialist in Paediatrics)
Topic: Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension
   
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. Michael YAM (HCPC Registered Podiatrist (U.K.), HKPodA Accredited Podiatrist)
Topic: Elderly Foot Care
   
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Speaker: Volunteers from New Jade Garden
Topic: Handicraft

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Ms. Irene GOT (Manager (Projects) of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
Topic: Creative Problem-Solving Skills
   
Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: CHOY Shan Shan, Susanna (Clinical Psychologist)
Topic: A Taste of Mindfulness

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: 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, belt out a song "紅棉贊". 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
Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 21 Jun 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

A total of 11 Experienced Outreach Ambassadors attended the training session and visited 4 elderly households in the afternoon on Thursday, 21 June 2018. As high temperature may result in health problems of the elderly during hot weather, we delivered summer health tips to the ambassadors in order to raise their understanding of Dengue Fever, Heat Stroke and food safety. They also helped to deliver such messages to the visited elderly, reminding them to be cautious of health and hygiene during summer.

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 14 July 2018. Welcome to join us for the visit! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
The HKMA's staff delivering summer health tips to the Experienced Outreach Ambassadors   The Ambassadors reporting the updated conditions of the visited elderly to us after home visit


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in July
The Second Academic term - The Ninth "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Elderly Foot Care
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Mr. Michael YAM (HCPC Registered Podiatrist (U.K.), HKPodA Accredited Podiatrist)

The 9th "Nursing" course titled "Elderly Foot Care" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 12 July 2018 and Mr. Michael YAM was invited to be the speaker. Mr. Michael YAM compared our feet to the foundation of a house as a way to emphasized that foot problems can create profound impact on our daily life and health. In this session, Mr. YAM explained the causes and treatment of various foot diseases such as foot deformation, instep pain, onychomycosis and corns. Students also learnt how to choose suitable shoes and got to know many foot health products, which could definitely help enhancing their knowledge of foot care.

 
Mr. Michael YAM teaching students on the proper way of treating small wounds   A student asking Mr. YAM about his varicose veins problem
The Thirty-first and Thirty-second Session of "Carers Support Workshops"
Topic: (1) Creative Problem-Solving Skills
(2) A Taste of Mindfulness
Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Speaker: (1) Creative Problem Solving Skills
Ms. Irene GOT (Manager (Projects) of the Hong Kong Medical Association)
(2) A Taste of Mindfulness
Ms. CHOY Shan Shan, Susanna (Clinical Psychologist)

The 31st and 32nd "Carers Support Workshops" were held on 7 July 2018. Ms. Irene GOT, Manager (Projects) of the HKMA was the speaker of "Creative Problem-Solving Skills" and Ms. CHOY Shan Shan, Susanna, Clinical Psychologist was invited to give a talk titled "A Taste of Mindfulness". When carers encountered various types of difficulties in their daily lives, apart from seeking help from others, perhaps creativity might also help them to ride out the storm. In the first session, participants were invited to play two games that in stimulating their thinking and boost creativity. The process of brainstorming ideas according to a topic and providing advices to different caregiving scenarios could enhance their thinking skills.

In the session of "A Taste of Mindfulness", participants not only got to know the origin of mindfulness, relevant cognitive treatment and stress management courses, they also learnt to practice mindfulness under the guidance of Ms. CHOY and experienced the benefits of the mindfulness training.

 
A participant writing down his ideas   Ms. Irene GOT helping participants to boost creativity through different games
 
Ms. Susanna CHOY practicing mindfulness and playing hearing game with the participants   Ms. Susanna CHOY sharing "Newlife.330"app with participants and encouraging them to practice in their spare time
The Second Academic term - The Ninth "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension
Date: Thursday, 5 July 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. YIP Yuk Pang, Kenneth (Specialist in Paediatrics)

The 9th "Elderly Diseases" course titled "Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 5 July 2018 and Dr. YIP Yuk Pang, Kenneth, Specialist in Paediatrics was invited to be the speaker. Although diabetes mellitus and hypertension were common chronic diseases, some elders still unclear of the causes, symptoms, related complications and treatment methods of both diseases. Students were enthusiastically raising questions on diabetes mellitus and hypertension during the Q&A session. In addition to general medical knowledge, Dr. Kenneth YIP anticipated that students would concern about the new blood pressure guideline, in which he has addressed the issue in his presentation.

 
An elderly student consulting Dr. Kenneth YIP about queries on diabetes mellitus   Dr. Kenneth YIP was happy to share health management knowledge with students after the class

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