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Screening Reveals Over 50% Community-dwelling Population Aged 65 or above are Pre-frail (12/01/2015)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Jockey Club Cadenza Hub jointly conducted a screening for frailty in the community in 2014, revealing that more than half of the community-dwelling population aged 65 or above are pre-frail and about one in eight are frail. It also reveals the correlation of frailty with the number of chronic diseases and medications. Those who have higher physical activity levels show fewer signs of frailty. Timely identification of frailty in the community can facilitate healthcare services provider to offer proper intervention.

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Experts Advocate Advanced Technology to Facilitate Healthy Ageing (30/9/2014)

Technologists, industrialists and elderly services providers shared updates on the latest technologies for elderly care while discussing the way forward in enhancing its quality at the Technologies And Healthy Ageing Symposium on 30 September. With support from the CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors and the CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, the Symposium, organised by Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), attracted near 500 participants from the social welfare, medical and healthcare, IT and education sectors.
Event Highlights   About the Symposium

CADENZA Community Project Anti-elder Abuse Campaign Bears Fruit (18/12/2013)

Elder abuse is a common problem in the city, with Kwai Tsing District being one of the worst affected among the 18 districts in recent years. In light of the problem, CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors has partnered Hong Kong Christian Services (HKCS) to run a three-year community project entitled Elder at PEACE (Project to End Abuse with Collaborative Efforts) in Kwai Tsing District since 2010.

Concluding the Elder at PEACE Project, Jockey Club CADENZA Project Director Professor Jean Woo said the programme tried to mitigate the elder abuse problem through empowerment and mediation. “Over the past three years, the Elder at PEACE team helped the elderly being abused or suspected to be abused through over 2,500 counselling sessions and provided training for more than 450 welfare and medical professionals. The Project has been widely recognised for its accomplishments.”
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CADENZA Study Proves Incontinence Therapy Successful (17/12/2013)

Jockey Club CADENZA Fellow Professor Claudia Lai, along with CADENZA Project Director Professor Jean Woo, announced the findings of Hong Kong’s first-ever prompted voiding study. The 31-month research on 52 elderly incontinent residents from five local nursing homes found that the behavioural therapy was effective in reducing incontinent episodes.
Highlights and media interview   Presentation by speaker

CADENZA Symposium 2013: Matching Technology to Needs (11/10/2013)

With advanced technologies, elderly care is moving into the digital age. As part of efforts to improve elderly welfare, CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors on 11 October staged a gerontechnology symposium to discuss how technology can help improve the quality of life among the elderly and facilitate their independent living in the community.
Highlights   Presentations by speakers

CADENZA Community Project: Cherish Our Life: Enhancing Psychological Well-being of Elders Press Conference cum Symposium (3/9/2013)

CADENZA Community Project: Cherish Our Life: Enhancing Psychological Well-being of Elders press conference cum symposium on Mental Health of Elderly, jointly organised by CADENZA, Sik Sik Yuen and Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, concluded successfully on 3 September. Dr Vivian Lou, CADENZA Fellow and Assistant Professor of Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, confirmed the effectiveness of the “Instrumental Reminiscence Intervention” on alleviating depressive symptoms among elders in her research. More than 200 professional front-line workers and carer givers attended the press conference.
Highlights, Project Report and Training Manuel

CADENZA: LinkAges Community Project Kick-off Ceremony (6/7/2013)

The kick-off ceremony of CADENZA: LinkAges Community Project concluded successfully on 6 July. Through educational activities and sharing sessions, participants of all ages will have a better understanding of old and new cultures and help preserve local cultural heritage. Over 45,000 residents of all ages in Southern District are expected to benefit from some 130 programmes and activities being held over the next three years.
Highlights   Project Introduction

Launch of CADENZA Community Project: Jockey Club Charles Kao Brain Health Services (25/5/2013)

The Jockey Club Charles Kao Brain Health Services, co-funded by the Trust and The Charles K Kao Foundation, is a pioneering outreach service to raise public awareness of dementia, provide screening, and make referrals for community care. It is a quadripartite partnership of CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors, St. James’ Settlement, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Charles K Kao Foundation. Over the next three years, the 16-tonne promotional truck, accommodating nurses and social workers with audio/visual health screening equipment, will be stationed for two months in each of the 18 districts, with Sham Shui Po, known for its elderly population, as its first stop next month.
Events Highlights   Project Introduction

Brain Health Game Design Competition Award Presentation Ceremony and Community Carnival (18/5/2013)

An award presentation ceremony and community carnival for the Brain Health Education Programme was held on 18 May at Shatin Town Hall Plaza.
Highlights and Competition Results.

Narrative therapy rekindles ‘light of life’ for stroke patients (14/5/2013)

Dr Esther Chow Oi-wah, Cadenza Fellow, shared her finding on the Cadenza research project about psychological therapy for stroke patients on 11 May. Events Highlights.

Love and Care the Elderly - Anti-elderly Abuse Carnival (13/4/2013)

On 13 April, the Cadenza Community project: Elder at PEACE organised an anti-elderly abuse carnival in Lai King Estate to increase public awareness of elderly mistreatment in Hong Kong.
Events Highlights.

CADENZA Research findings on Elderly Financial Management (31/1/2013)

The project is the first of its kind in Hong Kong related to elderly financial management. The objectives are to prevent elderly financial abuse crises and reduce familial conflicts associated with financial managements. For details, please visit relevant webpage.

AIMS Publications are available for download (15/1/2013)

Three publications of CADENZA Community Project: AIMS, namely Active interest information booklet, how to prepare for retirement and training manual of the active interest mentorship scheme, are available for download from here.