“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

President Halimah visits ComSA Whampoa Centre
President Halimah visited the ComSA Whampoa Centre on 20 November 2017. She met the elderly participants and volunteers of ComSA Kawans programme before proceeding on to the Hua Mei EPICC where she chatted with the clients and joined them for a craft session. She then entered into the meeting rooms to understand more of the ComSA model and challenges before continuing her tour to Hua Mei Clinic and Community Curators’ Workshop.

View the photo album of the event here.


Tsao Foundation launches ComSA Whampoa Centre
Tsao Foundation held an Expert Series 2017 on 15 November to focus on local and international initiatives to shape environments that foster active ageing and enable the actualisation of opportunities in longevity.

View the photo album of the event here.


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

Champion granny first picked up a gun at 60
Parkashi Tomar is India's oldest shooting champion, and she has been using her popularity to fight for gender equality.

86-year-old raises $400,000 and then gives it away.
Thirty-two years' worth of recycled newspapers and magazines -- more than nine million pounds of it -- netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need.

87-year-old Mr Booi to take part in SAFRA Singapore Bay Run
Booi Seow Kiat - the oldest member of the Singapore Armed Forces Veterans League - jogs three times a week and is planning to go the distance in the SAFRA-organised run.



Joining the dots
The official opening of ComSA Whampoa Centre was held in conjunction with the ComSA Forum, titled “Joining the dots”. As a demonstration model, ComSA’s research findings and learnings are intended to contribute to planning and policy (Read more).

Dr John Beard, Director for Life Course and Ageing Department, World Health Organization, gave a video message at the event as well. Watch here.


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.