Jockey Club Cadenza e-Tools for Elder Care Online Course 5: “Demand on your CARE: Nutrition for Seniors, Eat Smart, Live Smart” (30/04/2020)

The Cadenza e-tools for Elder Care has launched the fifth online course, on 30 April 2020. 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.

Eating and drinking is a fundamental activity that most healthy adults associate with pleasure. Healthy eating can be a challenge as we age. For an older adult with a long-term illness, good nutrition takes on even more importance. Older adults may have health problems that cause a loss of appetite or make it hard to eat. This could include conditions such as dementia and other chronic illnesses. They may be on restricted diets that make foods taste bland. They may also have dental problems that make it hard to chew or swallow foods.

Dietary intake and nutritional status not only play a major role in the overall quality of health of older people, but also have an impact on their satisfaction with life. Healthy eating is not all about calorie counting and scouring food labels. Meals are also a time for connection, and good food is one of life’s basic pleasures, at any age. Let’s walk through the problems in eating that may be encountered as one age, and the healthy eating principles for the seniors.


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC):
http://www.cadenza.hk/e-tools/mooc/eating/

Micro modules:
http://www.cadenza.hk/e-tools/micro/eating/
 

Jockey Club Cadenza e-Tools for Elder Care Online Course 4: “Demand on your CARE: Keep Preventable Falls Away from You” (30/12/2019)

The Cadenza e-tools for Elder Care has launched the fourth online course, on 30 December 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. Falls and imbalance occur commonly in older people that robs their independence. Seniors who have fallen tend to lose confidence in their abilities, and reduce contact with the outside world. Some people may think staying at home can keep a senior from falls. Unfortunately, this is just far from the truth. Fall risk factors may be linked to a senior’s physical condition, a medical problem, or home environment. Some medications can increase risk of falling because they cause side effects such as dizziness or confusion. While falls can be serious, seniors should not live their life in fear. Instead, seniors can be diligent about maintaining and improving health to lower their risk of falls. This course will bring you safety tips on reducing fall hazards at home. We will guide you through a set of exercise that a senior can easily practice indoor. In case of a fall event, a self-help guide will also be shown.


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC):
http://www.cadenza.hk/e-tools/mooc/falls/

Micro modules:
http://www.cadenza.hk/e-tools/micro/falls/
 

Jockey Club Cadenza e-Tools for Elder Care Online Course 3: “Demand on your CARE: Better teeth, better health” (30/08/2019)

The Cadenza e-tools for Elder Care has launched the third online course, on 30 August 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. Oral health means more than good teeth. It is a significant factor affecting elders’ quality of life, overall health and well-being. Suboptimal oral health may have profound effects beyond the oral cavity. People may not realize the links between physical health, disease, and risks associated with problems in the ageing mouth. Oral health touches every aspect of our lives but is often taken for granted. The complexity of ageing mouth means that formal or informal carers in elder care need to be familiar with the common conditions, and understand the importance in attending oral care. In this course, experts from the Hong Kong Dental Association are invited to provide their professional opinions on the essentials and common misconceptions in oral health care for older people.


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC):
http://www.cadenza.hk/e-tools/mooc/oralhealth/

Micro modules:
http://www.cadenza.hk/e-tools/micro/oralhealth/
 

Jockey club Cadenza eTools for Elder Care Online Course II: “Demand on your CARE: Is good sleep a blessing for ageing” (29/04/2019)

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):
http://www.cadenza.hk/e-tools/mooc/sleep-disturbance/

Micro modules:
http://www.cadenza.hk/e-tools/micro/sleep-disturbance/
 

CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing Conference on "Promoting Intrinsic Capacity in Ageing" (04/12/2017)

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.


https://www.ioa.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/community-outreach/conference2017/conference-on-promoting-intrinsic-capacity-in-ageing
 

CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing Conference on "Promoting Intrinsic Capacity in Ageing" (04/12/2017)

The CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing will hold a Conference on 4 December 2017 (Monday). With the theme of “Promoting Intrinsic Capacity in Ageing”, the conference will bring together prominent scholars around the world as well as renowned not-for-profit organizations to participate and share their vision on end-of-life care and age-friendly environment issues.
Topics covered in the conference include:
·Quality of End-of-Life Care in Hong Kong: Current Status and Future Directions
·Moving Towards Universal Access to High-Quality Serious Illness Conversations
·Ethics for Ageing Societies: How Can We Promote Flourishing and Improve Care
·Trajectories of Frailty among Chinese Older People in Hong Kong between 2001 and 2012: An Age-period-cohort Analysis
·Impacts of Physical Environment on Elderly Health and Well-Being in High-Density Cities: Implications on Urban Planning and Design for Active Ageing
·What Does Age Friendliness Mean to Older People: Perspectives from Rural China and Urban Hong Kong
·Hospitals as Healing Environment for Older People

The details are as follows:
Date:4 December 2017 (Monday)
Time:9:00am - 4:30pm
Venue:Lecture Theater 1, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Language:English

Enquiry
Website:https://www.ioa.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/community-outreach/conference2017
 




Jockey Club Frailty Prevention Campaign Kick-off Ceremony (11/11/2017)

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.