“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.





Route 100

A Documentary by Tsao Foundation

On 24 November 2023, we launched a short documentary on the future of ageing, "Route 100," at the Tsao Foundation's 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

"Route 100" pays homage to longevity and to rethinking what a longer lifespan- living to 100- means, and is a reflection on how we can age better so that a very long lifespan is a gift and not a burden.


What's Happening at Tsao Foundation


Tsao Foundation-IHCNO Conference
Transforming Community and Home-Based Care in an Ageing World
This three-day hybrid conference (18 – 20 April 2024) which focused on the integration of health and social needs in an increasingly ageing world, united healthcare professionals and nurses from around the world with the common goal of championing senior care. We were privileged to welcome esteemed international and local speakers to bring forth their insights and practice wisdom on topics ranging from enhancing seniors' well-being, promoting holistic care, and improving their quality of life at home and in the community, to end-of-life perspectives.

Read more about the conference here.

NTUC x Tsao Foundation Symposium 2024
Silver Talent: Strategies for Empowering and Retaining Mature Workers
The “NTUC x Tsao Foundation Symposium 2024: Silver Talent — Strategies for Empowering and Retaining Mature Workers” was held on 5 February 2024 (Monday) at NTUC Centre. Industry experts and practitioners gathered to share research findings and discuss issues related to mature workers, including skills upgrading and the implementation of age-inclusive HR policies.
Population Ageing and Slowing Workforce Growth

Tsao Foundation Longevity Forum: The Promise of 100-year lives
As many as half of today’s school children may live to be 100. What does this mean for businesses, communities, and healthcare in Singapore and the region? The Tsao Foundation Longevity Forum on 5 May 2023 explored longevity issues and actionable ideas on how we can better prepare for happier and healthier 100-year lives.
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International Development
The Healthy Ageing 50
We are delighted that Dr Mary Ann Tsao was hailed by the United Nations as one of the 50 inspirational leaders globally for transforming the world to be a better place to grow older. The only representative from Singapore, she was recognised for contributing to fostering healthy ageing at the national level, particularly in integrated care through the Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA).
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Leaving No One Behind
Dr Mary Ann Tsao, alongside representatives of Governments, civil society, academia and international organisations, participated in an inclusive discussion on the need to adopt an age-sensitive lens to policymaking. On the challenges in Asia Pacific – including long-term care, digital transformation, social protection, and lack of data – she stressed the important role of civil society in responding to these challenges and offering action at the community level. She also advocated for more meaningful participation of civil society and a stronger focus on inter-generational dialogue.
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Asia: Ageing & Intergenerational Gap
Dr Mary Ann Tsao joined Prof Jean Yeung (NUS), Dr Zeewan Lee, Mr Christopher Gee and Dr Joelle Fong (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) in a panel to discuss how Singapore and other ageing societies will cope with the growing numbers of older persons and facilitate better intergenerational relations. They discussed ageing individuals suffering from a lack of retirement preparedness, efforts to extend the working lives of ageing individuals, age-related discriminations as well as rapidly-evolving workplace technologies to which older workers have a harder time adjusting than their younger counterparts.
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Webinar – Home and Community-based Nursing: Transdisciplinary, Transcultural, and Transformational
Jointly organised by Tsao Foundation and the International Home Care Nurses Organization, the webinar had participants from across the globe including USA, UK, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and the region such as Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand, alongside healthcare professionals from Singapore.

It was an insightful session where the speakers shared the three Ts in home and community-based nursing. If you have missed the webinar, or if you would like to have a refresher, click Webinar Replay.

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.