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.


Tsao Foundation Experts Series 2018 – Professor Tara Cortes
Tsao Foundation Expert Series 2018 invited Professor Tara Cortes, Executive Director of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Professor of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, to share with us on community nursing on 26 June 2018.

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.


WOW! Wise, Old and Wonderful

Balkrishna Doshi, 90, wins Pritzker prize for architecture
90-year-old Indian architect who worked with Le Corbusier, supervising his designs for the city of Chandigarh, has been named as the winner of the 2018 Pritzker prize, the highest accolade in architecture.

86-year-old skydiver turned Helmut Lang model
Aged 54, divorced, bringing up her son and going through what she describes as a midlife crisis, Dilys decided to do a skydive for charity. Since then, she went on to complete 1,139 solo skydives and parachute jumps all over the world. Today, she is the face of Helmut Lang, a global fashion brand.

68-year-old summited at least 30 mountains in four years
After being a couch potato most of his life, Mr Lawrence Paul picked up hiking when he retired at age 64. In the four years since then, the 68-year-old has summited at least 30 mountains in countries like Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal. But his greatest achievement to date was making it up the 5,364m South Everest Base Camp in Nepal in seven days instead of the normal nine two years ago with six other members practically half his age.



HMTA WSQ Graduation Ceremony 2018
Hua Mei Training Academy held a graduation ceremony on 16 November 2018 for 104 graduates from its Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) programmes. 92% of the cohort are above the age of 40 years old and 83% are mid-career switchers. More than 80% of the graduates have utilized the Skills Future Credit to defray the course fees.

View gallery 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.