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".
"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 was broadcasted on TVB Jade at 7:00 pm on 30 June 2015.
Each episode of "Smart Elderly" documented a particular issue facing the elderly and through interviews and interactive games with seniors, solutions and positive messages to help arouse public awareness and more sympathetic support were delivered.
Topics covered include financial arrangements; manpower issues in elderly care sector; care for elderly with dementia; home design and product design for elderly; seniors living alone; post-retirement work and life; relationship of elderly with family members and with spouse. Five key episodes were broadcasted on TVB Jade at 7:00 pm every Tuesday starting from 30 June, while an one-hour programme was broadcasted on digital terrestrial RTHK Channel 31 at 8:30 pm for 10 weeks starting from August 12.
Brain Health Public Education Campaign (2012-2013)
To promote dementia prevention, CADENZA co-organised with the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing for a range of activities including school talks, game design workshops, game design competition and brain health fun day for teenagers and children.
CADENZA Chronic Disease TV Series (2012)
CADENZA has jointly produced with TVB a 10-episode TV series about elderly chronic diseases, which included diabetes, Stroke, Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease etc.
CADENZA Chronic Disease TV Series
To enhance the public awareness and understanding of chronic diseases and to empower the elderly and their family carers in self-care, CADENZA has commissioned TVB to launch a 1-minute TV series of 10 episodes on chronic illness. The 10 episodes highlighted the importance of prevention and the impact of the diseases, covering the topics on falls, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes, Stroke, Dementia, Parkinson's disease and acute confusion as well as end-of-life care issues.
Broadcast Period: 16 - 27 April 2012
Air Time: Monday to Friday 10:30 pm
Channel: TVB Jade
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Congestive Heart Failure
Delirium / Acute Confusion
Age Friendly Hong Kong Public Education Campaign (2011-2012)
Collaborated with the Hong Kong Social Service Council, the Age Friendly Hong Kong Public Education Campaign mainly included two activities:
1. March for Age-Friendly Hong Kong
2. Age-Friendly Short Film Competition for the Youth
CADENZA 18-District Programme (2009-2010)
Co-organised with Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 5, the CADENZA 18-District Programme highlighted the topics pertaining to positive ageing to residents of Hong Kong's 18 districts with regard to specific local characteristics.
CADENZA 18-District Programme
The CADENZA 18-District Programme was a series of public education events co-organised by CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors and Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 5 (RTHK), and sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
The objectives of the programme were: (1) to revolutionise the ways people view and care for the elderly; (2) to equip the soon-to-be-old with knowledge contributing to active and positive ageing; and (3) to highlight topics pertaining to positive ageing to residents of Hong Kong's 18 districts, having regard to specific local characteristics.
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The inaugural activity entitled "Winning the Second Half of Life". The other 16 activities fall into the following six themes:
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Health Promotion & Maintenance: Optimising Mental and Physical Functions
Healthy lifestyle and eating happily
The exercise patterns for older persons
Managing health risks and chronic conditions
Health & Social Services in Hong Kong
Community service: old age homes and later-life living arrangement
Government medical services
Communication between medical staff and older patients
The Living Environment
Living in a safe environment
Quality of Life & Quality of Dying
End of life for people with chronic conditions
Positive thinking and attitudes
Legal & Financial Issues
Advance directives and enduring powers of attorney
Ageism / Disparity
Prioritisation of healthcare resources
CADENZA TV Series (2009)
To promote positive aging, CADNEZA and Radio Television Hong Kong co-produced a 10-episode CADENZA TV Series. The series was well received by the public and has won a number of international awards.
CADENZA TV Series
CADENZA co-produced a 10-episode CADENZA TV Series with RTHK. As a public education programme, the objective was to help Hong Kong prepare for the challenges posed by an ageing population; to promote active ageing and project a positive public image of the older people.
The drama series focused on second half of life covering a wide range of topics from health promotion, quality of life, work and retirement, living environment to bereavement and dying.
The series was developed alongside the six themes of CADENZA: (1) Health Promotion & Maintenance: Optimising Mental and Physical Functions; (2) Health & Social Services in Hong Kong; (3) The Living Environment; (4) Quality of Life & Quality of Dying; (5) Legal & Financial Issues; and (6) Ageism / Disparity.
Broadcasting Period: 14 July to 15 September 2009 (every Tuesday)
Broadcasting Time: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Broadcasting Channel: TVB Jade (Chinese only)
We are pleased to share with you that CADENZA TV Series has won a number of international awards:
A Certificate of Merit in the 2010 Hugo Television Awards for the whole series
A Certificate of Merit in the 45th Chicago International Communications Media Competition 2009, a Gold Camera Award (Entertainment: Family) and a Silver Screen Award (Educational: Personal growth & development) in the 2010 US International Film & Video Festival Award for the episode on dementia "Memories, Gilded"
A Gold Camera Award (Educational: Personal growth & development) in the 2010 US International Film & Video Festival Award for the episode on love relationship among seniors "A Late Train Named Love"
A Bronze Award in the 31st Annual Telly Awards for the episode on quality of life and inter-generational relationships "Colours for the Aged"
A Finalist Certificate in the New York Festivals 2010 for the episode on financial and legal issues "Pensioned"
The Way We Are: CADENZA Series (2008, 2009 and 2011)
Co-produced with Commercial Radio Hong Kong, the radio programmes covered the hot elderly topics and interview the relevant service agencies so as to provide more information for the people in need.
Positive Ageing- Public Education Event 2008 (2008)
Through interactive exhibition and seminar, participants can learn more about health promotion and maintenance; availability of health and social services in Hong Kong; the living environment; quality of life and quality of dying in the event.
Positive Ageing – Public Education Event 2008
CADENZA: The Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors organizied a public education event on 26 April 2008. The event designated to promote the positive face of ageing. The venue was the Jockey Club School of Public Health Building at the Prince of Wales Hospital. There were interactive exhibitions – health promotion and maintenance; availability of health and social services in Hong Kong; the living environment; quality of life and quality of dying. The format consisted of poster, equipment and product display, interactive sessions that include screening, talks and participation in group activities those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, chronic lung disease or have experienced falls.
Date: 26th April 2008 (Sat)
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: G/F, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T.
An Elder Friendly Hong Kong Educational Fair (2007)
Two overseas experts, Professor John Morley from the University of St. Louis, U.S. and Professor Kay-Tee Khaw from the University of Cambridge, U.K. were invited to enlighten the participants on the secrets of longevity: role of hormones or lifestyle. The fair also included interactive exhibitions related to positive ageing.
An Elder Friendly Hong Kong Educational Fair
The Jockey Club Cadenza project organized a public education fair in conjunction with the presentation of awards for the competition entitled "CADENZA: Reflections on the Beauty of Ageing – Images & Words"– a public education event designed to promote the positive face of ageing, to celebrate the Senior Citizen's Day, on 18 November. The venue was Jockey Club School of Public Health Building at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
The programme started with a prize presentation ceremony by a panel of experts honouring the winners of a number of selected photographs and accompanying captions. Through this event, it was hoped that inspiring images and words on different perspectives of positive ageing will be captured and communicated to the public and thereby contribute to changing society's view of old age.
After the ceremony, two overseas experts (Prof. John Morley from the University of St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., and Prof. Kay-Tee Khaw from the University of Cambridge, U.K.) shared the secrets of longevity: role of hormones or lifestyle, followed by some data on vascular health and lifestyle for the Hong Kong elderly population, presented by Prof. Jean Woo, Project Director of Cadenza Project.
There were interactive exhibitions relating to the six themes: positive ageing – health promotion and maintenance; ageism; availability of health and social services in Hong Kong; the living environment; quality of life and quality of dying; and legal and financial issues.
The format consisted of posters, equipment and product display, interactive sessions that include screening, talks and participation in group activities for those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, chronic lung disease or have experienced falls.
CADENZA: Reflections on the Beauty of Ageing - Images & Words (2007)
Through the contest, it was hoped that the inspiring images and words collected can foster poster positive community attitude towards ageing.
CADENZA: Reflections on the Beauty of Ageing - Images & Words photo contest
CADENZA is the 5-year elderly project, launched by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The project aims to foster positive attitudes toward older populations, improve access to quality services for the elderly and empower older individuals to improve their own well-being in all aspects of life.
The "CADENZA: Reflections on the Beauty of Ageing – Images & Words" photo competition is a key public education event of CADENZA in this year. We hope that contestants can reflect on the beauty and wisdom of the elderly through images and words.
CADENZA, which stands for "Celebrate their Accomplishments; Discover their
Effervescence and Never-ending Zest as they Age". CADENZA is an extended virtuosic section in classical music, usually near the end of a movement in a concerto. The word is used here in a figurative context to describe the apex of one's life and the celebration of a lifetime's accomplishments.
We hope the entries of the competition can convey the meaning of CADENZA to the public by images and words.
Categories (by age based on birthday as at 15 September 2007)
Youth (under 21)
General Public (from 21 to 55)
Senior (above 55)
Theme To convey the meaning of "CADENZA" by photo and caption of less than 100 words.
Enrolment Contestants should send a completed application form, a photo and a caption of less than 100 words by one of the following ways:
Online Submission If photo is taken by digital camera, please complete the application form and upload the entry in CADENZA's website http://www.cadenza.org.hk. Digital submission must be 5.0 megapixel or above, with the resolution of 2048 x 1536 dpi or above, in JPG format. The file size must not exceed 5MB. Please use your English full name as the file name for easy reference.
The caption should be uploaded in Microsoft Word format.
Postal Submission If photo is taken by traditional camera, please send the entry together with a completed application form to CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors (address: Room 104, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong).
Please state on the envelope "CADENZA: Reflections on the Beauty of Ageing – Images & Words".
Entries taken by traditional camera must be in 8" x 10" (8R) colour print format and must not be mounted or framed.
Captions should be printed on an A4 size paper or written on single line paper in block letters and sent together with photo.
Contestants must provide a caption of less than 100 words, in Chinese or English, in prose or poetry format.
Closing Date 15 September 2007 (postal date will be regarded as the official date of receipt)
Judging Entries will be judged by a panel of experts from relevant fields, based on the combined effect of the photo and the caption.
Winners There will be 4 winners from each category. Each of them can receive a trophy, a framed product of the winning entry and a 2008 calendar featuring all the winning entries.
Winning entries and a selection of entries will be used for the celebration of the International Day of the Older Person, the celebration of the Hong Kong Day of the Older Person, and exhibited at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Result Announcement 1 October 2007
CADENZA Symposium (2007-2013)
CADENZA Symposium provides a platform where overseas and local experts can exchange new insights in the understanding of ageing issues. Since the launch of CADENZA in 2006, six symposia have been organized: