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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

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Our Project was introduced
on 3 October 2017

Miss Jojo LAI shared her experience of being an
Outreach Ambassador on 1 August 2018


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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, 15 September 2018
Time:   1:00 - 5:00 pm (Including volunteer training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)
This home visit will be the final one within the Project period. Members of the public are welcomed to join. Thank you!

Outreach Events under "Experienced Outreach Ambassadors Scheme"
Date:   Thursday, 6 September 2018
Time:   1:00 - 4:00 pm
(Including volunteer training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)
     
Date:   Thursday, 20 September 2018
Time:   1:00 - 4:00 pm
(Including volunteer training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)

Preview of the Health Academy for the Elderly
"Get to Know Dementia" Training Course
Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Venue: MTR Headquarters Building, Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon.
Time: 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Speaker: Dr. WONG Yee Him, John (The HKMA Council Member, Specialist in Psychiatry)
Participants: MTR Staff
   
Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Venue: Fairwood Holdings Limited (2/F, TRP Commercial Centre 18 Tanner Road, North Point Hong Kong)
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (The HKMA Council Member, Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)
Participants: Fairwood Staff
   
Date: Friday, 21 September 2018
Venue: Fo Tan Railway House, Fo Tan
Time: 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Speaker: Dr. TONG Kai Sing (The HKMA Council Member, Specialist in Paediatrics)
Participants: MTR Staff
   
Date: Friday, 28 September 2018
Venue: Fairwood Holdings Limited (2/F, TRP Commercial Centre 18 Tanner Road, North Point Hong Kong)
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. YIP Yuk Pang, Kenneth (Specialist in Paediatrics)
Participants: Fairwood Staff

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Topic & Speaker: (1) Dialogue with Doctor
Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (The HKMA Council Member, Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)
(2) Final Gathering

For more information, please call: 2861 1909
Email: elderlyhealth@hkma.org
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/hkma_communityhealthacademy/


"One Service Unit One Doctor" - "Learn More about Colorectal Cancer"
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square

"One Service Unit One Doctor" - "Learn More about Colorectal Cancer" was held on Saturday, 25 August 2018. Ms. Katrina WU, Registered Nurse of Hong Kong Cancer Fund was invited to give a talk titled "Understanding Colorectal Cancer". Members from the 4 collaborating partners and elderly service units, and students of the Health Academy for the Elderly attended and got to know more about colorectal cancer and Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme implemented by the Department of Health. To encourage participants to join the screening programme, the HKMA staff also elaborated on the programme's objectives, points to note, the criteria for joining the programme, etc. Participants were also invited to complete the "Colorectal- polyp Prediction Index" developed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong which helped them in assessing the risk of developing colorectal polyp.

 
Ms. Katrina WU explaining blood test to participants   Ms. Katrina WU explaining the process of colonoscopy to participants
   
A HKMA staff measuring a participant's height for BMI calculation    

Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 11 August 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lok Wui Fong, Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

A total of 35 Outreach Ambassadors visited 34 elderly households on Saturday, 11 August 2018. An elderly couple, Mr. and Mrs. TO, was invited to the training session, and their life story was shared by the Outreach Ambassadors who have visited them since 2017. In addition, Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor, led the Outreach Ambassadors to practise a song named "醫社一心" in the training on that day (original song: "壯志驕陽"). Dr. Victor YEUNG also wrote the new lyrics for the song. We look forward for his performance of the song with the Outreach Ambassadors and visited elderly in the "Health Academy for the Elderly Graduation Ceremony cum the Outreach Team for the Elderly Recognition Ceremony" on Saturday, 6 October 2018.

Our project is going to be completed in October, and the final home visit will be held on Saturday, 15 September 2018 to pre-celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with the elderly. Please join us to share the festive joy with those in need! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
Mrs. TO introducing her dog, Dodo, to Outreach Ambassadors in the training session   Dr. Victor YEUNG practising the song named <<醫社一心>> with Outreach Ambassadors in the training session
 
Outreach Ambassadors have developed a friendship with the visited elderly through regular home visits   An Outreach Ambassador helping the elderly to measure blood pressure during the home visit

 

Past visits organized by the Experienced Volunteers Scheme
Event Date: 16 August 2018 (Thursday)
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 19 Experienced Outreach Ambassadors visited 6 elderly households on Thursday, 16 August 2018. Before the home visit, they were divided into groups to participate in a quiz on animated videos on common elderly diseases in the training session. The Experienced Outreach Ambassadors reflected that the videos were easy to understand and enhanced their knowledge in diseases prevention and management. Also, ambassadors considered that the videos were a good tool for educating the visited elderly about health management during home visits.

The Outreach Team is going to pre-celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the elderly on Saturday, 15 September. You are welcome to join us! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
The Experienced Outreach Ambassadors completing a quiz after watching the animated videos on common elderly diseases   The Experienced Outreach Ambassadors sharing health information to the visited elderly during home visit


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in September
The Seventh Session of "Get to Know Dementia" Training Course
Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue: Fairwood Holdings Limited
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (The HKMA Council Member, Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)

The 7th session of "Get to Know Dementia" Training Course of the Health Academy for the Elderly was arranged for the frontline staff of Fairwood Holdings Limited on 13 September 2018. Dr. Douglas CHAN, the HKMA Council Member, Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner was invited to present on the causes and symptoms of dementia, behavioral problems and the handing skills with suspected cases. Not only could the training course enhance the staff's understanding of dementia, it also enabled them with relevant skills on handling related cases in future.

 
Dr. Douglas CHAN explaining the communication skills with patients with dementia   Participants watching the animated video on dementia produced by Community Health Academy
The Sixth Session of "Get to Know Dementia" Training Course
Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Time: 12:15 - 1:45pm
Venue: MTR Headquarters Building, Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon.
Speaker: Dr. WONG Yee Him, John (The HKMA Council Member, Specialist in Psychiatry)

The 6th "Get to Know Dementia" Training Course of the Health Academy for the Elderly was arranged for staff of the MTR Corporation Limited on 4 September 2018 and Dr. WONG Yee Him, John, the HKMA Council Member and Specialist in Psychiatry was invited to present on the causes and symptoms of dementia, behavioral problems and the handing skills with suspected cases. During the sharing session, a participant shared that she had identified similar symptoms in her relative but she was not certain if the elder got dementia. Dr. John WONG recommended her to accompany the elder for further assessment.

 
Dr. John WONG explaining the differences between memory loss and dementia   Dr. John WONG introducing the causes of major types of dementia

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!
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