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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



Upcoming events in February
Preview of the Outreach Team for the Elderly

Date: Saturday, 18 February 2017
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Including voluntary training workshop, home-visit and sharing session)
Members of the public are welcomed to join, Thank you!

Preview of the Health Academy for the Elderly

Date: Thursday, 23 February 2017 [Venue: Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre]
Speaker: Dr. DAI Lok Kwan, David, JP (Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association cum Geriatrician)
Topic: Dementia
Enquiry: 2861 1909
Email: elderlyhealth@hkma.org


Pledging Ceremony of the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 7 January 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan
The "Pledging Ceremony of the Outreach Team for the Elderly cum Volunteer Training and first home visit" was held on Saturday, 7 January 2017. Totally 39 Outreach Ambassadors in groups of doctors and their families, medical students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong, secondary school students, and elders and residents living in Chai Wan visited 44 singleton elders and elderly couples in Hing Wah Estates I & II. Prior to the visit, Ms. FUNG Chuen Ping who is a senior social worker shared her voluntary experiences and briefed the Outreach Ambassadors on the basic techniques and issues to pay attention during home visit. Fourteen groups of Outreach Ambassadors greeted the elderly with gift bags which included scarves, soy milk, food and monthly calendars during home visits, making the elderly feel cared and loved in the festive Chinese New Year! The ambassadors also helped to conduct health and home safety assessments for the elderly.
A group photo was taken after the Pledging Ceremony
 
The Outreach Ambassadors visited an elderly couples living in Hing Wah Estate II   The Outreach Ambassadors distributing a gift bag to the elder
 
The Outreach Ambassadors disseminate health information to the elder   The elderly sharing her daily life with the Outreach Ambassadors
 
Intergenerational harmony was promoted through home visit   A sharing session was organized after the home visit

Completed events on January
Topic: Swallowing Problems

Date: Thursday, 12 January 2017
Venue: Youth Square (238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan)
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)

The first "Nursing" course titled "Swallowing problems" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly", was held on Thursday, 12 January 2017 at the Youth Square, Chai Wan. Dr. HO Wai Lam, Diana, Clinical Associate of the Speech Therapy Unit, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was invited to be the guest speaker. The learning experience was full of lively interaction and stimulated students to understand how to prevent and handle swallowing problems.

   
Ms. Jovi LAM, Chief Executive of HKMA, representing the Community Health Academy to present the Certificate of Appreciation to the guest speaker, Dr. Diana HO    
     
 
Dr. HO talked about the swallowing problems   Students responded enthusiastically in quiz session
     
 
Students followed Dr. HO's instruction to practice swallowing technique   A group photo featuring Dr. HO and all students
Topic: Kidney Diseases and GOUT

Date: Thursday, 5 January 2017
Venue: Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
Speaker: Dr. CHOI Kin (President of the Hong Kong Medical Association, Nephrologist)

The "Health Academy for the Elderly" has been commenced on Thursday, 5 January 2017 featured with the first "Elderly diseases" course - "Kidney Diseases and GOUT". Dr. CHOI Kin, the HKMA President cum Nephrologist presented the health knowledge on kidney Diseases and gout. The event was well-received and welcomed by the students who were highly attentive to the lecture and showed great enthusiasm to raise questions and answer quizzes.

 
Dr. CHOI Kin presented on the health knowledge on kidney Diseases and gout   Students were attentive to Dr. CHOI's lecture



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)

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