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CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors is a project launched in 2006 by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust with a donation of HK$380 million. The project is aimed at nurturing academic leadership in gerontology and changing the mindset and attitude of the general public through a range of training and public education programmes. Cross-sectional collaboration between organisations and the implementation of innovative elderly services and programmes are also encouraged in order to bring about a new mode of elderly care services to prepare for a rapidly ageing society.

Jockey club Cadenza eTools for Elder Care Online Course II: “Demand on your CARE: Is good sleep a blessing for ageing”

The Cadenza etools for Elder Care has launched the second online course, on 29 April 2019. This course is part of an online series of the Jockey Club CADENZA e-tools for Elder Care funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Older age is associated with increased sleep problems and shorter sleep duration, which suggests that sleep disturbances could particularly be relevant issues among older adults. Older people who have good nocturnal sleep quality can cope actively with the challenges of growing old. In this course, we wish to draw the attention of older people themselves and carers about sleep health. Within the context of global demographic ageing trends, the course will explicate how to protect sleep in later life which may be important to continued successful ageing.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC):

Micro modules

CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing Conference on "Promoting Intrinsic Capacity in Ageing"

The CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing (IOA) held a Conference on “Promoting Intrinsic Capacity in Ageing” at the Lecture Theater 1, Yasumoto International Academic Park in The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 4 Dec 2017. The Conference brought together more than 270 prominent scholars around the world as well as representatives from renowned non-profit organizations including Prof. Yeoh Eng Kiong, Director, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK; Dr. Susan Block, Co-Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care and Director, Serious Illness Care Program, Ariadne Labs; Dr. Nancy Berlinger, Research Scholar, The Hastings Center; and Prof. Renuka Visvanathan, Director, Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care Centre, University of Adelaide to participate and share their vision on end-of-life care and age-friendly environment issues.

Jockey Club Frailty Prevention Campaign Kick-off Ceremony

Jockey Club Frailty Prevention Campaign Kick-off Ceremony was held on 11st November 2017 in Atrium@D Park. Elderly Commission Chairperson Dr. Lam Ching Choi, BBS, JP, Professor Jean Woo, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Head of Charities (Grant Making – Elderly, Rehabilitation, Medical, Environment & Family) Ms Imeda Chan, Artist Ms Tam Yuk Ying and Super Trainer Mr Orlando To were being our honorable guests. They had shared the tips of staying healthy and the importance of frailty prevention. Mr Orlando To performed dumbbell exercise with project participants. After the ceremony, there were four booths organized by CADENZA Hub, St. James’ Settlement, Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, delivering healthy lifestyle, physical exercises, electronic games and frailty prevention program to public. More than three hundred people joined this ceremony.

CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing Launch Conference 2015 "Creating Age-Friendly Communities"

The CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing (IOA) held Launch Conference on ‘Creating Age-Friendly Communities’ at the Shaw Auditorium in the Prince of Wales hospital on 8 Oct 2015. The conference brought together prominent scholars around the world as well as renowned not-for-profit organizations to participate and share their vision to building age-friendly communities. Speakers included distinguished scholars from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United States. Topics covered in the conference include Redesigning Communities for Aged Society, the Age-Friendly City movement led by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Frailty and Geriatric Syndromes as well as Age-friendly Hospital and Service. The conference attracted over 270 persons to attend from various sectors of the community including academics, government officials, district councilors, representatives of NGOs as well as professionals from different disciplines.

"Smart Elderly" TV Series Promoting Positive Ageing

To promote positive ageing and raise public awareness of various ageing-related issues, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has sponsored Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to join hands with CADENZA and CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing to produce a 10-episode TV series entitled "Smart Elderly". The first episode will be broadcast on TVB Jade at 7:00 pm on 30 June 2015.

Night-time Care Protocol for Residential Care Homes

To improve the quality of night-time care in residential care homes in Hong Kong, the CADENZA Training Programme developed a protocol to promote knowledge and skills transfer regarding quality night-time care.

Radio Interview

Professor Jean Woo, CADENZA Project Director, talked about the concept of frailty and methods to remain healthy in a radio interview. (in Cantonese, about 5 mins)

Screening Reveals Over 50% Community-dwelling Population Aged 65 or above are Pre-frail

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.

Experts Advocate Advanced Technology to Facilitate Healthy Ageing

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.

CADENZA Community Project Anti-elder Abuse Campaign Bears Fruit

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.”

CADENZA Study Proves Incontinence Therapy Successful

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.