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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



Preview of the Outreach Team for the Elderly

Date: Saturday, 29 April 2017
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

Date: Thursday, 6 April 2017 [Venue: Room 607, Youth Square (238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan)]
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Ms. WONG Yuk Ting (Centre In-charge of Hong Kong Wheelchair Aid Service Limited)
Topic: The Use of Walking Aids and Maintenance of Aids

Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Activity: Hiking to Tai Tam Reservoir

Date: Thursday, 27 April 2017 [Venue: Room 607, Youth Square (238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan)]
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. TSANG Kin Lun (Specialist in Neurology)
Topic: Stroke

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


Past visits organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly
Event Date: 18 March 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Podium of Hing Wah Estate II, Chai Wan

In the past 2 months, the "Outreach Team for the Elderly" conducted health and home safety assessments for 43 elderly households living in Hing Wah Estates I & II during home visits, in which 80% of them were found did not use non-slip mats in their bathrooms. In addition, quite a number of them have kept a considerable quantity of expired medicines at home.

The Outreach Team was therefore helping to distribute the non-slip mats to the elders in need during home visits on Saturday, 18 March 2017 and educate them on falls prevention. Besides, our collaborating partners, the Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association Limited and CU CHAMPION were invited to conduct health check-ups for the elderly, and they also helped the elderly to check the expiry dates of their drugs and educated them of proper way on drug storage.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude to 3M Hong Kong Limited for donating 40 pieces of non-slip mats for the elderly.

 
The Outreach Ambassadors getting to know each
other through playing a "Passing the Ball" game
  Mr. CHAN Chin Hung, Centre-in-charge of the Methodist
Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing
Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, introducing the
services provided in the Centre to the Outreach
Ambassadors during the volunteer training
 
Members of CU CHAMPION explaining the importance
of educating the elders on drug safety and introducing
procedures of drug checking for the elders
  A group photo was taken before the home visit
 
The Outreach Ambassadors delivering a non-slip mat
to the elderly and educated them on falls prevention
  The Outreach Ambassadors and the elderly spending
a joyful afternoon together

Courses organized by the Outreach Team for the Elderly in March
The first session of "Social and Leisure" course
Topic: Diet and Regimen
Date: 11 March 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square (238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan)
Speaker: Mr. NG Tsz Kit (Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner of The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Chinese Medicine Clinic cum Training Centre of The University of Hong Kong)

The first Social and Leisure course titled "Diet and Regimen" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 11 March 2017 at the Youth Square. Mr. NG Tsz Kit, Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner of The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association Chinese Medicine Clinic cum Training Centre of The University of Hong Kong was invited to give a talk on diet and regimen. Apart from introducing different types of healthy recipes, Mr. NG used an interesting tune to teach students on understanding Chinese medication and key issues of health management. Students were also guided to practise acupressure. At the end of the lecture, students were keen to ask questions, and Mr. NG was very patient in clearing the queries from the elderly students.

 
Ms. YEUNG Shuk Ting, Project Manager of the Community
Health Academy presented the Certificate of Appreciation
to the guest Speaker, Mr. NG Tsz Kit
  Mr. NG invited an elderly student to demonstrate skills in
point acupressure
     
 
Mr. NG guided an elderly student on proper acupressure   Mr. NG and Ms. SUN Man Ping, representative of the
Hong Kong Credible Care Volunteers Association Limited,
taking a group photo with students
The third session of "Elderly Diseases" course
Topic: Mood Disorder and Depression
Date: Thursday, 9 March 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare Hing Wah Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)

The third "Elderly Diseases" course titled "Depression in Elderly" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on 9 March 2017. Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas presented on the syndrome of depression, how to deal with elderly depression, medication and other treatments. A total of 55 students attended the lecture showed that elderly depression is a highly concerned topic among the elderly. In the Q & A session, Dr. CHAN corrected students' misconception about depression and guided them to a proper understanding of the disease.

 
Dr. Douglas CHAN presented on the knowledge about elderly depression   Elderly student learned more about elderly depression by taking initiative to ask question
     
   
Dr. Douglas CHAN cleared the queries on depression from the elderly students    
The Second Session of "Nursing" course

Topic: Home Safety
Date: Thursday, 2 March 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 607, Youth Square (238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan)
Speaker: Ms. CHOI Shui Ha, Ellen (Occupational Therapist of Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong)

The second Nursing course titled "Home Safety" of the Health Academy for the Elderly was held on Thursday, 2 March 2017 at the Youth Square. Ms. CHOI Shui Ha, Ellen, Occupational Therapist of Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong was invited to talk about the importance of Home Safety. Ellen provided a lively and interesting lecture in which different potential dangers at home were presented. Besides, all participants were invited to complete a home safety checklist with the aim at helping them to understand the safety issues at home and raising their awareness on home safety. Ellen also demonstrate some fall prevention exercises that help reducing the risk of fall injuries.

 
Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong
Medical Association representing the Community
Health Academy to present the Certificate of
Appreciation to Ms. Ellen CHOI
  Student followed Ms. CHOI's instruction to practice
functional reach test
     
   
A group photo featuring Ms. CHOI and students    



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

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