The Tsao Foundation is proud to have been appointed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a centre of excellence and knowledge partner in elderly care.

“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

To a Future Without Worries: Women’s Journey to Financial Freedom
Tsao Foundation collaborated with Jurong GRC, Yuhua and Bukit Batok SMCs Community Clubs Women Executive Committees (WECs) to launch a two-day event at West Mall on 14 April 2018.

View the photo album of the event here.


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.


In Focus

Dr Mary Ann Tsao spoke to AARP Newsmaker
Tsao Foundation aims to “disrupt aging” and seek “mindset and systemic change by implementing innovation in community-based eldercare, training and education, policy relevant research, collaboration and advocacy. Dr Mary Ann Tsao explained further to AARP Newsmaker in an exclusive interview.


News Spotlight

The Glaring Gender Gap
The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Gender Gap report reveals that it will take 217 years to completely remove the disparity between the sexes around the world. Women face a number of headwinds both before and during retirement to create a perfect storm, typically resulting in dramatically lower financial security in retirement than men.

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.


WOW! Wise, Old and Wonderful

Oldest man in the world
There's a new world's oldest man, aged 112. Masazo Nonaka from Ashoro in Japan was born in 1905. He still enjoys going to the spa and tucking into a strawberry sponge cake.

There are some 68,000 people who are 100 or older in Japan.

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.



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 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.