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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



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


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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.


Outreach Team for the Elderly - Celebration of Senior Citizens Day (2017)
Theme: 望多眼,問句好,獨居長者幫得到,鄰里支援我做到!
Date:   Saturday, 18 November 2017
Venue:   Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan
Time:   2:00 - 4:00 pm
Activity:   Award Presentation Ceremony, group games and tea party
The home visit activities organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly have been conducted for 11 months. We wish to take this opportunity to invite outreach ambassadors and the elderly visited to participate in the event so as to promote the spirit of care for the elderly and mutual help among neighbourhood in the community.

Preview of the Health Academy for the Elderly
Wellness Course
Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. CHOI Kin (President of the Hong Kong Medical Association and Specialist in Nephrology)
Topic: Renal Diseases and GOUT
   
Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
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)
Topic: Swallowing Difficulty

 
Carers Support Workshops
Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. CHUNG Ming Kui, Michael (Department Manager (Physiotherapy), Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital)
Topic: Care for the frail elderly - Techniques of Manual handling and Transfer of positions
   
Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Speaker: Ms. Janice SO (Founder of Heart Strong Learning and Psychotherapist)
Topic: Meditation Workshop

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


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 21 Oct 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

A total of 46 Outreach Ambassadors visited 32 elderly households in the afternoon on Saturday, 21 October 2017. On that day, Mr. LEUNG Kwan Lok, Occupational Therapist, was invited to be the speaker of the volunteer training session, teaching the volunteers the "sitting Ba Duan Jin" so that they could practice with elders during home visit. Mr. LEUNG slightly adjusted the eight movements for elders to do exercises while sitting at home to keep themselves continuously healthy.

To show care and respect to the elderly and recognise the Outreach Ambassadors who have participated actively in the past year, "鄰里支援我做到!" - Senior Citizens Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, 18 November at the Podium of Hing Wah Estate II. Welcome to join us! (Tel: 2861 1909)

 
The Outreach Ambassadors learning Ba Duan Jin in the training session   A group of Outreach Ambassadors comprised of doctor, medical student and occupation therapy student visiting an elder
 
The Outreach Ambassadors teaching the visited elder to perform Ba Duan Jin   After the home visit, a visited elderly sharing her feeling with the Outreach Ambassadors in the sharing session actively


Courses organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly in November
The Second Academic term - The First "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Renal Diseases and Gout
Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Instructor: Dr. CHOI Kin (President of the Hong Kong Medical Association and Specialist in Nephrology)

The second academic term of the Health Academy for the Elderly organized by the Community Health Academy was kicked off on 9 November 2017. To further promote health knowledge in the community, a no. of new students were recruited in this term. We hoped that the elders and carers in this community can get to know more about various diseases and their social networks can be expanded. Dr. CHOI Kin was invited to be the speaker for the first lecture and he gave a presentation on renal diseases and gout, including the causes, treatments and prevention. Students were very enthusiastic in the Q&A session, one of them even brought her medicine to consult Dr. CHOI, while Dr. CHOI was happy to clear all the queries from students.

 
Dr. Douglas CHAN (left) presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. CHOI Kin   A group photo featuring Dr. Douglas CHAN and Dr. CHOI Kin
The Fifteen and Sixteen "Carers Support Workshops"
Topic: (1) Care for the Frail Elderly - Techniques of Lifting and Transfer
(2) Meditation Workshop
Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square
Instructor: (1) Care for the Frail Elderly - Techniques on Lifting and Transfer
  Mr. CHUNG Ming Kui, Michael (Department Manager (Physiotherapy), Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital)
(2) Meditation Workshop
  Ms. Janice SO (Founder of Heart Strong Learning and Psychotherapist)

The 15th and 16th "Carers Support Workshops", namely "Care for the Frail Elderly - Techniques on Lifting and Transfer" and "Meditation Workshop", were held on 4 November 2017. Mr. CHUNG Ming Kui, Michael, Department Manager (Physiotherapy) of Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital and Ms. Janice SO, Founder of Heart Strong Learning and Psychotherapist, were invited to be the speakers. During the lifting and transfer session, several aspects were covered, including safety, tips, techniques and practices, so that carers can fully understand what they should take note of when taking care of a frail elderly. The role play section also allowed carers to apply techniques they learnt to actual situation, which enhanced their caring capability. During the "Meditation Workshop", participants practiced breathing and meditation under Ms. SO's guidance. Apart from helping them to improve concentration, meditation can also relieve their stress.

 
Mr. Michael CHUNG demonstrating lifting techniques   Participants forming into group practice
 
Ms. Hana YEUNG, Project Manager of the Community Health Academy, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Ms. Janice SO   Participants practicing breathing and meditation
The Eighth Session of "Social and Leisure" Course
Topic: Table Tennis
Date: Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue: Chai Wan Sports Centre (6 Yee Shun Street, Chai Wan)
Instructor: Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and Specialist in Urology)

The final "Social and Leisure" course of the first semester organized by the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 4 October 2017. Dr. YEUNG Hip Wo, Victor was invited to be the instructor again to teach students the table tennis techniques. Since most of the students were new to table tennis, Dr. Victor YEUNG started with explaining the rules of table tennis, followed by demonstration of basic skills. After some practice, students showed significant progress and enjoyed playing the game while competing with each other.

 
Dr. Victor YEUNG taking a group photo with the students   Dr. Victor YEUNG explaining the rules of table tennis
 
Dr. Victor YEUNG playing doubles with students   Students competing with each other

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
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