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

Tsao Ng Yu Shun Lecture 2014: Prof Ursula Staudinger, "Ageing and Productivity - More Years, More Life"

Invited again to present the Tsao Ng Yu Shun Lecture - the Foundation's flagship series on the future of ageing - Prof Ursula Staudinger gives a powerful, evidence-based argument for discarding negative stereotypes of older persons, and for acknowledging and promoting the different types of productivity by which they contribute and make a difference to our lives. 

A lifespan psychologist and leading authority on the subject of ageing, Prof Staudinger is the Director of  Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University. The video recording of the Tsao Ng Yu Shun Lecture 2014 lecture is available for your viewing here. For copyright reasons, please do not download, copy or reproduce it.

Her presentation as the Keynote Speaker at the Nobel Week Dialogue on 9 Dec 2014, "Demographic Change and Consequences," can be viewed here.

Prof Staudinger’s Inaugural Tsao Ng Yu Shun Lecture, “Demographic Change and Growth – A Paradox?” which shows how we can benefit from “a society of longer lives” is available for viewing by request. (Copyright restriction against downloading applies).


In Focus

Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA)

Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) is the Foundation's latest ground-breaking programme model to promote health and wellbeing over the life course and to enable ageing in place.

Its distinctive feature is in its whole-community approach to forge an integrated and comprehensive system of programmes, services and activities, involving multisectoral parnertships and galvanising civic participation, so as to create a living environment where citizens thrive as they age.

This model is taking shape as 'ComSA@Whampoa', in partnership with the City for All Ages (CFAA) Whampoa, local grassroots leaders and residents, other stakeholders and the Ageing Planning Office (APO), Ministry of Health.

Details are on this page.


WOW! Wise, Old and Wonderful

5 Timeless Lessons From Betty White
The popular comedian, now aged 93, shares some of the life lessons which have made her happy, and earned her the love of friends and fans. 

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.





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.