About Us

Longevity, so hard won, is not all about cost, burden and problem. An Institution of Public Character (IPC), the Tsao Foundation is dedicated to transforming the experience of longevity for it to be an actualisation of our full potential for growth, health and fulfillment in a society for all ages.

Established in 1993 as a non-profit family foundation, our efforts have first focused on promoting successful ageing, and active ageing framed by the World Health Organization.  

Towards that end, for more than two decades, Tsao Foundation has pioneered approaches to ageing and eldercare across a range of disciplines to empower mature adults to master their own ageing journey over their life course in terms of self-care, growth and development.

The Foundation's work is taken forward through four interlinked initiatives:

Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing (HMCSA), which pioneers medical, social and psycho-social care services to mature adults living in the community, using a person-centred, team-managed approach;

Hua Mei Training Academy (HMTA), the country’s only dedicated provider of training in community-based eldercare, offering professional and entry-level certificate courses, as well as informal training and public education; and

International Longevity Centre Singapore (ILC-S), which implements ground-breaking community development programmes, policy relevant research, and stakeholder collaborations to join the dots between community, academia, enterprise and public policy for more innovative and effective approaches to population ageing.

Through our multi-disciplinary platform and partnerships, the Foundation has been advocating for changes in mindsets, life skills, systems and policy to celebrate and reap the benefits of human longevity.

As we move into our third decade, we invite everyone to re-vision and act on what we all wish ageing to be in an inclusive society for all ages. Rapid population graying in Singapore and around the world has challenges - but also opportunities, when not viewed through an ageist lens. Longevity has been a hard won benefit - its richness awaits to be realised.

The Community For Successful Ageing (ComSA) which takes a community-wide approach to forge an integrated system of comprehensive programmes and services with the aim to promote health and well-being over the life course, and to enable ageing in place.