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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, 19 May 2018
Time:   1:00 - 5:00 pm (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
Wellness Course
Date: Thursday, 3 May 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Yuk Nam, Raymond (Specialist in Orthopaedics & Traumatology)
Topic: Fall Prevention and Orthopaedics
   
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Ms. CHEUK Miu Ching (Registered Social Worker from the Hong Kong Society for the Deaf)
Topic: Hearing Care
   
Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Speaker: Ms. LEE Yik Han, Helen (Dietitian In Charge of Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals)
Topic: Elderly Nutrition

 
Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Venue: Dance Room, Youth Square
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Ms. Betty LEUNG (Dance Teacher)
Topic: Line Dance (Session 1)

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 26 May 2018
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. CHUNG Ming Kui, Michael (Department Manager (Physiotherapy), Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital)
Topic: Care for Frail Elderly - Techniques of Lifting and Transfer (Session 2)

For more information, please call: 2861 1909
Email: elderlyhealth@hkma.org


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 19 May 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

Despite the recent sunny and hot weather, a total of 28 Outreach Ambassadors visited 27 elderly households and share their loves to the elderly in the afternoon on Saturday, 19 May 2018. During the volunteer training session, Dr. WONG Chung Hin, Specialist in Psychiatry, was invited to present on "Elderly Mental Health" in order to raise the Ambassadors' understanding and awareness on the area, and timely follow up on suspected mood disorder cases among the visited elderly.

The next home visit will be held on Saturday, 16 June 2018 to pre-celebrate the Father's Day and Tuen Ng Festival with the elderly. Welcome to join us for the visit! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
Dr. WONG presenting on "Elderly Mental Health" during the volunteer training   An Ambassador measuring blood pressure for a visited elder to monitor his health condition
 
A visited elder was happy to receive a small gift from the volunteer nurse   A new volunteer, Dr. CHAU made friends with the visited elderly couple and shared a happy afternoon


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in May
The Second Academic term - The Seventh "Nursing" Course
Topic: Elderly Nutrition
Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. LEE Yik Han, Helen (Dietitian In Charge of Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals)

The 7th "Nursing" course of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 17 May and Ms. LEE Yik Han, Helen, Dietitian In Charge of Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals was invited to deliver a talk on "Elderly Nutrition". As "three-hypers" is one of the common elderly problems, Ms. Helen LEE gave students some dietary advices like "Carbohydrate Exchange Method" and "Sodium Restricted Diet" to deal with various health conditions, including high blood sugar, blood pressure or blood lipid. She also pointed out that elders' daily diet should be adjusted according to their own physical conditions. For elderly people suffering from malnutrition and dysphagia, they need to take in as much nutrition and energy as possible to improve their health condition instead of blindly follow diet restriction.

 
Ms. Helen LEE introducing "Carbohydrate Exchange Method" to students   Students learning various types of fat and the impacts on health
The Second Academic term - The Sixth "Nursing" Course
Topic: Hearing Care
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Ms. CHEUK Miu Ching (Registered Social Worker from the Hong Kong Society for the Deaf)

The 6th "Nursing" course titled "Hearing Care" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 10 May. The session was co-organized by the "Community Health Academy" and "Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association Limited" and Ms. CHEUK Miu Ching, registered social worker of the Hong Kong Society for the Deaf, was invited to be the speaker. The session not only allowed students to understand the types of hearing impairments and various kinds of hearing aids, they were also invited to participate in a simple hearing self-assessment to know their own listening capacity. Besides, Ms. CHEUK gave a detailed introduction of pure tone audiometry and hearing aids, which enabled students to evaluate their needs in conducting a comprehensive assessment or in purchasing suitable hearing aids.

 
Ms. CHEUK introducing tips on protecting ears   A student marking down the key points of the session
The Second Academic term - The Seventh "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Fall Prevention and Orthopaedics
Date: Thursday, 3 May 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. YEUNG Yuk Nam, Raymond (Specialist in Orthopaedics & Traumatology)

The 7th "Elderly Diseases" course titled "Fall Prevention and Orthopaedics" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 3 May 2018. Dr. YEUNG Yuk Nam, Raymond was invited as the speaker to cover the causes, treatment and prevention of various orthopedic diseases, such as bone spurs, chronic and acute pain, osteoporosis and geriatric hip fracture. Among them, bone spur was a common elderly orthopedic disease. Hence, Dr. Raymond YEUNG illustrated the effects of bone spur by showing students X-ray images. Besides, as the elderly could be seriously injured due to accidental fall, Dr. Raymond YEUNG also shared tips on fall prevention with students to reduce their chance of injuries.

 
Ms. Hana YEUNG, Project Manager of the Community Health Academy, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. YEUNG Yuk Nam, Raymond   Dr. Raymond YEUNG explaining the symptoms of osteoporosis

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