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The Tsao Foundation launched its latest ground-breaking programme, the Community for Successful Ageing at Whampoa (ComSA Whampoa Centre), on Saturday 11 April 2015 at Ramada Singapore @ Zhongshan Park.
Taking a community-wide approach, ComSA seeks to advance good health through self-care, enable community action to support positive ageing, provide efficient and effective bio- and psychosocial healthcare in the community for our elders, and fulfil their aspiration to age in place.
To reflect its collaborative nature, the project's launch was accompanied by a Symposium themed, "Towards a community-wide approach to successful ageing".
Around 150 people intended the event, including partners of ComSA Whampoa Centre, hospital and social service executives, civil servants and academics.
The presentations by the Keynote Speaker, Mr Alex Ross, Director, World Health Organisation Centre for Health Development, Kobe, Japan, the Tsao Foundation’s ComSA team and other partners in ComSA@Whampoa are found below.
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Global Movement for Inclusive Societies for Older Persons: Innovations in Community-based Strategies
Mr Alex Ross, Director, World Health Organisation Centre for Health Development, Kobe, Japan
|Presentations on ComSA Whampoa Centre|
Enabling Whampoa to Age Well Through Community-based Care System
Dr Ng Wai Chong, Medical Director, Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, Tsao Foundation
Enabling to Age Well Through Community Development
Ms Susana Harding, Director, International Longevity Centre Singapore, Tsao Foundation
Linking programs through research: a mixed methods approach to intervention design and evaluation
Asst Professor Zoe J-L Hildon, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
|Presentations on "Towards a Community-Wide Strategy for Successful Ageing"|
Ageing Successfully in the Community
Mr Ong Yunn Shing, Director, Aged Care Services, Ageing Planning Office
Central Regional Health System
Mr Linus Tham, Group Chief Corporate Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Regional Health, National Healthcare Group