“Age is just a number”

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.

Community for Successful Ageing

ComSA is a community-wide approach to forge an integrated system of comprehensive programmes and services with the aim to promote health and wellbeing over the life course, and to enable ageing in place.




What’s new at Tsao

Bringing health closer to you
ComSA is opening its Hua Mei Clinic at the Whampoa CC from November 2016. If you are above 40 years old and have difficulty with long-term health issues, make an appointment at the Hua Mei Clinic to check if its services will help you manage and improve your health.

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Sharing Wellness and Initiative Group (SWING)
The Community Development team of ComSA@Whampoa has been providing trainings in Self-Care on Health of Older Persons in Singapore (project SCOPE) to participants from nine Resident’s Committee within Whampoa. Three groups of these participants have progressed on to SWING programme after completion of their SCOPE programme – they have gone through the eight sessions of SWING meetings and have converged into one combined meeting group to further streamline their Plans of Actions for Whampoa.

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In Focus

Uncovering the Tangible Stories of Whampoa Residents
Curating Whampoa is a community art and heritage project that seeks to collect, curate and present the rich cultural and living heritage of Whampoa through a series of thematic events organized over the two-year period. The project was launched on 16 December 2016 with the various partners and participants coming together in an intimate Sharing Session. Grassroots Advisor Mr Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office) and MP for Jalan Besar GRC (Whampoa) graced the event.


News Spotlight

The Case for Age-Friendly Communities
The movement to create communities that are age-friendly focuses on how the economic, physical, and social environments can be improved to address not only the needs but also maximize the assets of an aging population, for the benefit of all.

The Future of Ageing: Realizing the Potential of Longevity
A report from the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging offers reflections from 21 top thought leaders, and members of the Institute's Advisory Board, on the potential created by greater longevity and the best ways to realize it.


WOW! Wise, Old and Wonderful

An 80-year-old model reshapes China’s views on ageing
“One way to tell if you’re old or not is to ask yourself, ‘Do you dare try something you’ve never done before?’ …. Nature determines age, but you determine your state of mind,” said Mr Wang DeShun, 80-year-old runway model.
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105-year-old man sets record by cycling more than 14 miles in an hour
Frenchman Robert Marchand, who previously broke record in over-100s category, sets time in new over-105s class. The 105-year-old cycled more than 14 miles round a track in an hour.

Super-fit ‘uncles’ on mission to inspire senior citizens in Singapore
Ngai Hin Kwok runs a total of 65km every week. He can do 28 pull-ups, 33 chin-ups (palms inwards), 100 push-ups and 600 squats at a go. At 64, he is also a semi-retired grandfather of one.

But ‘old’ is not how Ngai and his equally fit-as-a-fiddle friends Ng Bee Kia, 68, and Ng Siu Chi, 55, see themselves…




Empowering Women for Life 96sec (video)
The Citi-Tsao Foundation Financial Education Programme for Mature Women helps women to manage their finances better and prepare them for financial independence in their older years. Since its launch in 2008 (and by end of 2015), the programme has empowered more than 6,000 women in Singapore, and is currently being rolled out to reach more women in 105 community clubs island-wide.