“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 Happening at Tsao

Your Support Can Have Double the Impact
Love transcends all. It binds us to those who are kin, but also to those who are not. Our Founder’s compassion and love for helping those in poor health, are frail and old is the reason we exist today – 29 years later. With longer lives, the challenges faced by an older person also becomes more complex.

Revisit the many “firsts” which we championed in the early 1990s when ideas such as ageing in place, mobile clinic and a person-centred medical home model were never heard of, and how your gift will benefit older persons in our care by partnering us in this crowdfunding campaign: https://www.giving.sg/tsao-foundation/no-greater-love. All gifts to this campaign are matched dollar-for-dollar under the Government’s enhanced fundraising programme, multiplying the power of every dollar raised.

10 Years On - Enhancing Financial Resilience of SG Women: Evidence of a Longitudinal Study
The International Longevity Centre – Singapore (ILC-S) released a longitudinal study findings on 16 April 2021, reiterating the importance of a financial literacy programme in building the financial resilience of SG women.

SGUnited Skills Programme
Hua Mei Training Academy is offering a new SGUnited Skills Programme for Care and Coordination (Community Eldercare). Specially designed, based on the key essential skillsets identified by our industry partners, this new programme will provide participants with the relevant skillsets as they transit into a new career into the health-social care sector.


In Focus

Position Statement on COVID-19 from ILC-GA
The ILC Global Alliance (ILC-GA) stands in support of the most vulnerable members of society during the pandemic, and released its position statement.

Older Persons and COVID-19 :- Key Messages from United Nations
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. While the pandemic affects all populations and all age groups, available evidence indicates that older persons are at particularly high risk. The threat to older persons in developing countries is enormous, as public services like health care and social protection will likely be overwhelmed by the virus.
More on UN Policy Brief