We aim for a positive transformation of the ageing experience through mindset and societal change. The Foundation undertakes innovations in service, training, education, research and collaboration, as well as advocacy for that purpose.

What We Do

Services & Programmes

The Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing (HMCSA) is a pioneering 'first-stop, one-stop’ provider of primary health and psycho-social care for adults aged 40 years and above.

Training & Education

The Hua Mei Training Academy (HMTA) is the only dedicated provider of training in community-based eldercare in Singapore.

Research & Collaboration

The International Longevity Centre Singapore (ILC-Singapore) implements ground-breaking community development programmes, and high impact research and collaborations.




Tsao Foundation 20th Anniversary Video (4.41’)

Catch a glimpse of how the Tsao Foundation has been contributing to the transformation of the ageing experience since its inception in 1993. Produced in November 2013, this short video portrays our dedication to the older persons we serve, and the innovation, practice excellence and constructive change that distinguish our efforts.


What’s new at Tsao

Community Launch of ComSA@Whampoa

Tsao Foundation officially presented its latest project, the Community for Successful Ageing at Whampoa (ComSA@Whampoa), to the host constituency through a party co-hosted by the City for All Ages Whampoa on 16 May 2015.

Named the 'Longevity Party' for celebrating a society of longer lives, it was attended by some 200 happy elders, invited through Whampoa's seven Residents Committees (RC's). The guest-of-honour was Mr Heng Chee How, Whampoa's Grassroots Advisor and Member of Parliament and Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office.

The Foundation's staff performed a lighthearted skit to illustrate how ComSA's bio-psychosocial care system benefits elders and their families, and to encourage their interest to sign up for the Self-Care for Health of Older Persons (SCOPE) programme.

Other highlights at the Longevity Party such as the interactive drumming, kachang puteh stall, and vision test station where adjustable Adlens spectacles were given away to those who needed them for stationary use, also brought much pleasure to the elderly guests.

View the photo album of the party held at the void deck of Block 115, Whampoa Gardens here.

Following this event there will be further bloc parties in Whampoa's precincts to promote SCOPE which was pioneered by the Foundation's International Longevity Centre Singapore as a means to promote self-efficacy in health as well as social participation and community building.

Read more about ComSA@Whampoa and its official launch at these pages: http://tsaofoundation.org/comsa/home


In Focus

A Profile of Older Men and Women in Singapore 2014

‘A Profile of Older Men and Women in Singapore 2014’ is an update of the study by the same name, prepared in 2011 by the Tsao-NUS Ageing Research Initiative, National University of Singapore, and Tsao Foundation’s International Longevity Centre Singapore.

It looks at six areas behind Singapore’s demographic change as one of the fastest ageing societies in the world – ‘The Ageing Population’, ‘Living Arrangements’, ‘Intergenerational Transfers’, ‘Health Status’, ‘Mental Health’, and ‘Social Participation’.

Read it here



Medical qigong exercises (video)  

The eight-step brocade or Baduanjin qigong is a classical Chinese qigong primarily designed as a form of medical qigong.
This exercise was arranged and adapted by Hua Mei Acupuncture & TCM Centre’s Medical Director, Mr Gu Fa Long, specifically for elders in wheelchairs or elders who are unable to stand for long periods of time. In the seated position, elders will perform the eight- steps that are meant to benefit their health and general well-being if practised regularly. The exercise starts and ends with meditation that helps to calm the mind and relax the body. It is broken down into eight simple exercises, each focusing on a different physical area, and each step is repeated eight times to achieve the greatest benefits.



WOW! Wise, Old and Wonderful

91-year-old designer in a Silicon Valley company

Ever wondered if you could be working till you no longer want to? Read the inspiring story of Barbara Knickerbocker-Beskind who at 91 years old is holding her dream job.

This is what 100 looks like 

Fauja Singh gave up marathon running last year – at 102. Eileen Symonds, 100, only stopped driving two years ago. And Michael Klanga had wine with every meal until he was 106. David Bailey photographs nine British centenarians

Appeal of Writing Memoirs Grows, as Do Publishing Options
Whether writing only for family and friends or for a broader audience, more retirees are looking to share compelling moments from their lives.