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.

New Report for Good Care at Home for Older people in Singapore
A group of healthcare ethicists from the Centre of Biomedical Ethics (CBmE) at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine), the US, and the UK concluded a three-year project on the societal challenges in Singapore that arise from the needs of ageing people, their families, and the healthcare and social care workforce. The report takes into consideration Singapore’s existing social as well as health policies, including the ‘many helping hands’ approach articulated in Singaporean social policy and found in current structures and financing of programmes for ageing people, said Dr Jacqueline Chin, the lead author. “The report considers how an ageing society should acknowledge, advance, and balance the interests of older adults and of caregivers, with an emphasis on the everyday context and setting of home and community.


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.



Curating Whampoa Sharing Session
The Curating Whampoa team invited all their participants and partners to a sharing session to share their thoughts and ideas in July 2018. (Read more).

Read more on Curating Whampoa 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.