Check out the 2nd IHCNO Conference on Person-Centred Care in Home-based Nursing (Singapore 23 - 26 Sept 2014) co-organised by IHCNO and HMCSA
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.
When we live amidst rapid change, why cling to outmoded, limiting myths? In her lecture, “Demographic Change and Growth – a Paradox?”, Professor Ursula M Staudinger uses a trove of socio-economic data to prove that longevity in the 21st century is not the downward spiral by which it is typecast. Calling for a "paradigm shift" in the way we imagine and enact ageing, she illustrates that its potential may be unleashed by taking a developmental life course approach at the individual, societal and policy levels.
Professor Staudinger (Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Professor of Psychology, Founding Director, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University) was inaugurating the Tsao Ng Yu Shun Lecture at the Tsao Foundation's 20th Anniversary on 27 November, 2013. Named for our Founder, Mrs Tsao Ng Yu Shun, the annual lecture will present evidence-based, cutting edge thinking on the opportunities offered by longevity.
The video recording of Professor Staudinger's dynamic and provocative lecture is available for viewing here. In respect of copyright, please do not download the video for any reason.
Professor Ursula Staudinger, Speaker for the Inaugural Tsao Ng Yu Shun Lecture, 2013
In conjunction with our 20th Anniversary celebration, Dr Mary Ann Tsao, Chairman, Tsao Foundation, gave an extensive interview in "Social Space (Issue vi)" where she spoke on our work in the last 20 years. She focused especially on our elder-centred ethos, and the pioneering programmes, capacity-building, collaborative and advocacy work that we had initiated in order to enable ageing in place, and promote the opportunities in longevity.
On the Foundation's future plans, Dr Tsao sketched the outline of a collaborative project taking off in Whampoa, named "ComSA" (Community for Successful Ageing). It will "take a whole community approach to create systems that enable successful ageing and ageing in place".
Photo caption: Jasmine Wong, Social Worker, Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, interviewing a Whampoa elder.
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Centre-based comprehensive care (video)
EPICC is a programme started in 2011 and launched in 2013. Elders with no caregivers at home spend 6 hours each programme day, and receive medical care and physiotherapy, engage in stimulating activities, and find social support. They also have 24-hour medical emergency coverage, and home-help when there are no alternatives.