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About CGN


Welcome to the Centre for Gerontological Nursing!

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The Centre for Gerontological Nursing (CGN) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University contributes to the care of older people in the context of Hong Kong. In March 2012, the CGN became a member of the Global Ageing Research Network (GARN) of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). Since November 2014, the Centre has been a member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE), the US. We are the second centre outside of the US to become a member.

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The Centre for Gerontological Nursing (CGN) was established in 2012 with the generous donation from Yuen Yuen Institute (圓玄學院), extending the foundation work done by the Ageing and Health Research Group of the School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. CGN is the first research centre in Hong Kong led by nursing scholars and advanced nurse practitioners. We aim to build knowledge about the care of older adults and promote the use of scientific evidence to promote the quality of care to the ageing population.

 

Gerontological Nursing Lab.

 

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Our Gerontological Nursing Lab opened in September 2014, located in A107. It provides a simulated environment in which students can experience age-related changes, assess the physical and psychosocial health of older people and practise skills in gerontological nursing.

Motto

Generating knowledge and Embracing the Rhythm in Old Age by Nurses (GERON)

 

Vision

Our vision is to be a centre of research and practice in gerontological nursing that excel in research, education and evidence-based/ translational practice for the well-being of older adults and their families.

 

Mission

Research

To develop/build knowledge about the care of older adults that impacts policy, practice and education

Education

To transfer research knowledge and advance the clinicians’ capacity to utilize scientific evidence

Practice

To embrace advanced clinical practice in gerontological care via industry-academic partnerships

Build scientific evidence for nursing practice and impacting policy on ageing population

Strengthen research collaboration with international and regional partners in research, practice and education

Nurture young researchers’ capacity in research

Engage actively in policy making: inform and shape policy to improve care for older people

 

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People

Academic Track Members

Clinical Track Members

Collaborations

CGN works closely with local and international partners to make a difference in the care of older people such as National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) and GLOBAL AGING RESEARCH NETWORK (GARN). CGN will continue to make substantive contributions to gerontological nursing and health care include promoting the quality of life of older people and quality care in long-term care, and understanding frailty in older age and devising intervention strategies to manage frailty.

We intend to seek partnerships and collaboration with both local and international community in establishing mechanisms for providing internal support for research so that funds are targeted at areas that are most effective; approach funding agencies to discuss funding opportunities ; nurture and recruit new blood in the team for continuous development; and develop nurse leaders and / or leaders in nursing and research.

The CGN endeavours to nurture our students, our future leaders. It is not enough to have highly capable faculty members. We also need a strong community of future nurse leaders, and we are grooming our students toward that direction.

International Networks with CGN

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Asia Health Literacy Association

Visiting professorship in University of Tokyo, Yangzhou University, China

Collaborative research in mental health literacy (WHO project) – Fiji, Cambodia, the Philippines

Collaborative research in Pearl River Delta cities

Collaborative research with Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Collaborative research with Duke University, USA

Collaborative research with Griffith University, Australia

Collaborative research with University of Brighton, UK

Collaborative research with University of Tokyo, Japan

Collaborative research with Curtin University, Australia

Collaborative research with Southern Cross University, Australia

Collaborative research with University of Toronto, Canada

Collaborative research with Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Japan

Under construction

 

Research

Team Members
(PI in bold font)
Title Funding source
Angela YM LEUNG (PI), John YUEN Frailty, Vitamin D and Biomarkers in Chinese Older Adults: A Pilot Study Central Research Grant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
LIU, JYW, Chien Wai TONG,
Keith HILL
Parco SIU
Paul LEE
Evaluation of an individualized exercise programme plus behavioural change enhancement strategies for managing general fatigue in community-dwelling frail older people: A cluster-randomized controlled trial Research Grants Council, The University Grants Committee (UGC)
LEUNG, AYM & Yuen J Frailty, vitamin D and biomarkers in Chinese older adults: a pilot study Central Research Grant, PolyU
LIU, JYW, BAI X (Co-PI) KWAN RYC, LEE H, SIU YM Enhancing the physical activity levels of community-dwelling older people with frailty through an exercise intervention with or without wearable activity track (WAT)-based intervention: a feasibility and pilot study Faculty Collaborative Scheme between Social Sciences and Health Sciences, PolyU
Team Members
(PI in bold font)
Title Funding source
Terence LAU (PI), Angela YM LEUNG (co-PI), Rick KWAN, David DAI, Nancy TSUI Genetic Analysis of Alzheimer's Disease in Hong Kong Private fund
Angela YM LEUNG (PI), John YUEN, James CW CHEUNG, William TSANG, Elsie YAN, Rick KWAN, Shirley LO Sensor-based Stress Monitoring and Alleviating (SbSMA) System for Enhancing Caregiving in Dementia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Start-up Fund for New Recruits, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
TSANG AKT, CHEUNG DSK, LI BY Evaluation of Play Intervention for the People with Dementia, Staff, and Volunteers Yan Oi Tong, NGO
Daphne CHEUNG (Co-PI) Developing Effective Intervention Programs for the Elderlies and Their Family Members who are at Risk of or Suffering from Dementia Yan Oi Tong Social Services Division
Daphne CHEUNG, Claudia LAI, Lily HO and Daniel LAI Partnership with the Community to Improve the Psychosocial Well-being of people with dementia and caregivers with music intervention Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation
KOR, P. P. K., LIU, J.Y.W. , CHIEN, W. T. Effects of a modified mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for family caregivers of people with dementia in stress reduction: a pilot randomized controlled trial Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing (USA)
Team Members
(PI in bold font)
Title Funding source
Mimi TSE, Dr. HO, J., Dr. HO, S., Dr. LEE, P., Dr. YUEN, J. & Pro. MOLASIOTIS, A. The use of oyster extract in enhancing fatigue, cognitive function and sleep quality in adult population Angel SP Chan Lau Endowed Professorship in Health and Longevity (PJTD)
CHOW, E., CHONG, A., LEUNG, AYM., YU, N Resilience of Chinese elderly couples living with chronic illnesses Research Grant Writing Fund, City University of Hong Kong
Daphne CHEUNG (PI) , Vico CHIANG (Co-PI) & Phyllis PANG (Co-PI) The effects of the MoLACE program of visual arts intervention program on the holistic well-being of older people-after-stroke in residential care settings: a feasibility study Faculty of Health Science, PolyU
TSE, M.Y.M. (PI), LO, R., LEE, P., XUE, B., NG, S. Effectiveness of a peer-led pain management program in relieving chronic pain and enhancing pain self-efficacy among older adults: a clustered randomized controlled trial Health & Medical Research Fund
Team Members
(PI in bold font)
Title Funding source
KWAN, R.Y.C ., CHEUNG, D.S.K., HO, L.Y.W., LO, S.K.L., LIU J.Y.W., C. Katigbak, CHAO, Y.Y. Activty tracking device integrated behavioral modification program in the pre-frail community dwelling older people CGN, SN
Angela YM LEUNG (PI), Wai Ming TAM, Angel FM CHAN, Pui Hing CHAU, Wai Tong CHIEN Promoting Mental Health Literacy in Aging: Identifying Depressive Symptoms Through Photos Health Care and Promotion Fund, Health and Food Bureau, HKSAR Government
Mimi TSE, Dr. Gary Grant, Dr. Shailendra Anoopkumar-Duke. Dr. Sohil Khan. Mrs. Lyndsee Baumann-Birkbeck., Prof. Iris Benzie., Prof. Cynthia LEUNG Clinical skills training in a virtual space Griffith University/The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
LEUNG, AYM., & LIU JYW Medication adherence and health literacy Hong Kong Housing Society
LEUNG, AYM., Yu, EYT., CHAU, PH. Changing the way we prevent diabetes: the use of mobile application Health Care & Promotion Fund, Health and Welfare Bureau, HKSAR government
Au A, TSIEN T, TAM E, WONG F & LAI CKY . Help Build Hong Kong into an Age-friendly City Jockey Club Charities Trust
Shirley LO (Co-I) Cross-Faculties, Systematic Subject-based Enhancement of Ethical Attributes Teaching Development Fund, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Phyllis PANG (Co-PI) Accentuating the Positive Outcomes of Global Service-Learning through Collaborative Action Research Teaching Development Grant (TDG) 2016-2019
Phyllis PANG (Co-PI) “Promoting eLearning of bilingual communication in professional workplace” Language Enhancement Grant (LEG) 2016-19 - Larger-scale Collaborative Projects
Eliza WONG (PI) and Angela LEUNG (co-I) Integrating e-health technology into a life style intervention programme on exercise behavior, depression and quality of life in soon-to-be aged adult with metabolic syndrome –A feasibility study StartUp grant
Rick KWAN The use of persuasive technology to promote moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) through habitual brisk walking in the free-living environment of the older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI): A feasibility study New Staff Startup Fund
LEUNG, A.Y.M . (PI), Kabir, Z. N. (co-PI), CHEUNG, D. S. K. Stress alleviating mobile application for caregivers (SAMAC): A feasibility study. Karolinska Institutet PolyU Collaborative Research Fund
LEUNG, A. Y. M. (PI), CHEUNG, T. Alleviating caregiver’s stress through e-painting mobile application: a feasibility study Central Research Grant, PolyU
Dr Angela LEUNG, Dr Daphne CHEUNG & Zarina Nahar Kabir nvestigating the use of mobile app to alleviate stress among caregivers of persons with dementia Kamprad Foundation, Sweden

 

Knowledge Transfer


Media Coverage by Oriental Daily News

6 Nov 2021

樂觀啲行多啲百歲長壽也不難 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://bit.ly/3FLfuQj



Media Coverage by Wen Wei Po

6 Nov 2021

港「老友」最長壽 有賴日行多步 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.wenweipo.com/a/202111/06/AP61859688e4b0c0f6bc93be89.html



Media Coverage by Line Today

5 Nov 2021

調查指長者健康靠運動 長壽要訣:積極面對衰老 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://today.line.me/hk/v2/article/8nnvzvM



Media Coverage by CyberCTM

5 Nov 2021

嗇色園「百歲長壽長者健康指數調查」發布會 聯同香港理工大學老年護理研究中心 分享「老友記」長壽要訣 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.cyberctm.com/zh_TW/news/detail/2788640#.YYi_FmBByUk



Media Coverage by TaiwanNet

5 Nov 2021

嗇色園「百歲長壽長者健康指數調查」發布會 聯同香港理工大學老年護理研究中心 分享「老友記」長壽要訣 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://bit.ly/3tL2TKt



Media Coverage by HK01

5 Nov 2021

百歲長者剖析長壽之道 離家不超過150米 活動量高上班族93% (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.hk01.com/18%E5%8D%80%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/697498



Media Coverage by Sing Tao Daily

5 Nov 2021

長壽秘訣調查 健康長者平均38.35分鐘體能活動 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://std.stheadline.com/realtime/article/1771554



Media Coverage by Bastille Post

5 Nov 2021

長壽秘訣調查 健康長者平均38.35分鐘體能活動 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.bastillepost.com/hongkong/article/9564647



Media Coverage by Headline Daily

5 Nov 2021

長壽秘訣調查 健康長者平均38.35分鐘體能活動 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://hd.stheadline.com/news/realtime/hk/2271554


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Media Coverage by TVB

13 Sep 2021

【最強生命線】認知障礙症 (in Chinese only)

 


Media Coverage by Sky Post

9 Sep 2021

長者認知衰弱 VR遊戲助改善 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://skypost.ulifestyle.com.hk/article/3054864/



Media Coverage by Sky Post

9 Sep 2021

認知衰弱 │ 長者健忘肌力減弱或認知衰弱 理大研VR遊戲助改善 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://skypost.ulifestyle.com.hk/article/3054637/



Media Coverage by Ta Kung Pao

9 Sep 2021

理大VR運動訓練 改善長者認知衰弱 (in Chinese only)

Link: http://www.takungpao.com.hk/news/232109/2021/0909/629792.html



Media Coverage by The Standard

9 Sep 2021

Elders find virtue in virtual reality

Link: https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/section/4/234035/



Media Coverage by Oriental Daily

9 Sep 2021

Dr.東:理大研發 長者玩VR遊戲改善認知衰弱 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20210909/bkn-20210909020025447-0909_00822_001.html



Media Coverage by Wen Wei Po

11 May 2021

理大AI評估認知障礙 系統助盡早治療 (in Chinese only)

Link: http://paper.wenweipo.com/2021/05/11/HK2105110010.htm



Media Coverage by Oriental Daily

11 May 2021

醫健:理大AI系統 及早識別認障長者 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20210511/00176_058.html



Media Coverage by Economic Digest

11 May 2021

創科醫學 A.I.預測認知障礙症風險 理大 : 準確度近九成 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://bit.ly/3FN2kSW



Media Coverage by AM730

11 May 2021

創科醫學 A.I.預測認知障礙症風險 理大 : 準確度近九成 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://bit.ly/3KsmSDL



Media Coverage by Ming Pao

11 May 2021

理大研AI評估長者認知障礙風險 準確率七成八 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://news.mingpao.com/pns/%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2/article/20210511/s00011/1620670696942/



Media Coverage by Lion Rock Daily

11 May 2021

理大研AI診斷認知障礙 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.lionrockdaily.com/epaper/view/newsDetail/1391800078846529536.html



Media Coverage by Economic Digest

11 May 2021

AI助篩查認知障礙 準確度近9成 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://paper.hket.com/article/2953897/



Media Coverage by Hong Kong Economic Times

11 May 2021

【認知障礙症】理大護理學院開發人工智能系統 助評估長者患認知障礙症風險 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://topick.hket.com/article/2953692/



Media Coverage by HK01

11 May 2021

理大料認知障礙症患者或增至28萬人 研人工智能系統預測長者風險 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.hk01.com/%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/621288/



Media Coverage by Ta Kung Pao

11 May 2021

理大利用AI 測認知障礙 (in Chinese only)

Link: http://www.takungpao.com/news/232109/2021/0511/583897.html



Media Coverage by Ta Kung Pao

11 May 2021

理大AI系統VS簡易心智量表 (in Chinese only)

Link: http://www.takungpao.com/news/232109/2021/0511/583899.html



Media Coverage by 6do.news

11 May 2021

【認知障礙症】理大護理學院開發人工智慧系統 助評估長者患認知障礙症風險 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://6do.news/article/4035069-41


Media Coverage by Ta Kung Pao

12 Aug 2020

理大獲批1800萬 開展八項新冠研究 (in Chinese only)

Link: http://www.takungpao.com.hk/news/232109/2020/0812/485565.html



Media Coverage by Headline Daily

12 Aug 2020

獲食衞局撥款共1800萬元 理大開展八項新冠肺炎研究 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://hd.stheadline.com/news/daily/hk/874801/



Media Coverage by Sing Tao Daily

12 Aug 2020

理大研發快速手提檢測儀 30分鐘知結果 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://bit.ly/32hNshB



Media Coverage by HK01

11 Aug 2020

新冠肺炎|理大獲撥款1800萬元 開展八項針對新冠病毒研究助抗疫 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.hk01.com/%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/509483/



Media Coverage by Ming Pao

11 Aug 2020

理大研第三波百宗個案新冠病毒基因 部分與菲海員相似 與印度海員英機師幾乎一樣 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://news.mingpao.com/ins/%E6%B8%AF%E8%81%9E/article/20200811/s00001/1597126699388/



Media Coverage by Wen Wei Po

11 Aug 2020

理大獲政府1800萬撥款 開展新冠肺炎相關研究 (in Chinese only)

Link: http://news.wenweipo.com/2020/08/11/IN2008110066.htm


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Media Coverage by RTHK (CIBS)

26 Jun 2020

《CIBS節目:護理GPS -知音緣 : 音樂律動與認知障礙症》 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.rthk.hk/radio/pth/programme/g0896_health_gps


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Media Coverage by RTHK (CIBS)

19 Jun 2020

《CIBS節目:護理GPS -智能認知障礙症風險預測系統》 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.rthk.hk/radio/pth/programme/g0896_health_gps


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Media Coverage by RTHK (CIBS)

12 Jun 2020

《CIBS節目:護理GPS -認知衰弱與認知障礙症知多啲》 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.rthk.hk/radio/pth/programme/g0896_health_gps


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Media Coverage by RTHK (CIBS)

15 May 2020

《CIBS節目:護理GPS - 揈開初老》 (in Chinese only)

Link: https://www.rthk.hk/radio/pth/programme/g0896_health_gps

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Sharing of Evidence-based Nursing Care for Older People on Radio 5, RTHK

Aug 2018 - Feb 2019

CGN members presented 26 episodes of the programme to disseminate the research findings of the Centre to the public.
Archive: http://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio5/programme/elderly_selfmanagement
Interview on Peer Volunteers among Older Adults in Managing Pain

27 Apr 2018

Interviewed by RTHK5, Dr Mimi TSE shared information about pain management.

Interviewed by The Standard

11 Oct 2016

Ms Phyllis PANG and two of her students who joined the Service­Learning subject Healthy Lifestyle Challenges in Developing Community were interviewed by The Standard.

Link: http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=174939&fc=3

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Media Interview by TVB

24 Feb 2014

TVB news reported the use of prompted voiding – an incontinence management approach studied by Prof. Claudia LAI were funded by Jockey Club Charities Trust’s Cadenza project.



Media Interview

Aug 2014

Prof. Claudia LAI was interviewed by the MediaCorp. In the interview, they talked about the nursing practice in their region and how the nursing professionals coped with the challenge of aging population.

 
《易徑玩樂:為認知障礙症長者及其照顧者發展的創新干預模型》 研究報告暨業界分享會 (In Chinese)

7 May 2019

分享會中介紹了「易徑玩樂」認知障礙症長者遊戲干預模型的研究及實踐成果。

 
Webinar on Understanding of Dementia and Care Needs among People with Multicultural Background

7 December 2020

Video

  WHOCC-20211015 Mimi Tse
WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC) Webinar: Embracing ageing in the Western Pacific: Examining Resilience and Peer Volunteering in Later Life

15 Oct 2021

Dr Mimi Tse talked about how her research team trained peer volunteers to give pain management support to older adults in nursing homes and discussed the possibility of training peer volunteers to provide emotion and relationship support to the left behind older adults caused by the recent migration.

Watch the webinar


  WHOCC-20210716 Daphne Cheung
WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC) Webinar: Embracing ageing in the Western Pacific: Technology-based approaches for enhancing care and supporting therapeutic interventions for older adults

16 Jul 2021

Dr Daphne Cheung shared how her research team has integrated technology to provide augmented reality experience during the Music-with-Movement intervention for improving the wellbeing of people with dementia and their families.

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  WHOCC-20210521 Justina Liu
WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC) Webinar: Embracing ageing in the Western Pacific: Ageing in a foreign land and the role of nutrition in healthy ageing

21 May 2021

Dr Justina Liu shared her literature review on the relationship between nutrition and frailty. She presented several research findings to show that risk factors, such as low energy and protein intakes, imbalance micronutrients and dietary patterns contribute to Sarcopenia and frailty.

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  WHOCC-20210219 Angela Leung
WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC) Webinar: Embracing ageing in the Western Pacific: To support older adults who are facing dementia and loneliness

19 Feb 2021

Prof. Angela Leung explained how loneliness is measured and described prevalence of loneliness among seniors. She also introduced some interventions for reducing loneliness.

Watch the webinar

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Members of the CGN Met Prof. Wendy MOYLE

3 Apr 2019

Members of the CGN met Prof. Wendy MOYLE, Programme Director of Healthcare Practice and Survivorship, Mensies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia, to discuss the future research development.

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The International Conference of Frailty and Sarcopenia Research

19-22 Feb 2019

Dr Justina LIU and Dr Rick KWAN presented a paper entitled “Feasibility Study of Electronic Lifestyle Activity Tracker (ELAT)-based Intervention for Managing General Fatigue on Community-Dwelling Frailty Older People” in the conference in the USA. They took the opportunity of attending the conference to interview some internationally renowned scholars for the development of the CGN’s MOOC project.
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The Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit

22-25 Nov 2018

CGN members participated in the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.


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Congress on Long Term Care & Gerontology and Seminar on Cross-border Elderly Care

29 Nov - 1 Dec 2018

The Centre and Hong Kong Association of Gerontology co-organised the 15 World Congress on Long Term Care in Chinese Communities cum 25 Annual Congress of Gerontology & 7 Cross-border Elderly Care Seminar at PolyU.


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Seminar on Music-with-movement Activities Created an Impact on Care for Cognitive Impairment

26 Oct 2018

The research team led by Dr Daphne CHEUNG and Dr Claudia LAI organised a public seminar entitled “Music-with-Movement Activities for Older People with Mild or Early Cognitive Impairment and Their Caregivers”. The team received an overwhelming registration with over 400 registrants.


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Invited as a Keynote Speaker for The 2nd International Biosafety Symposium

25 Oct 2018

Dr Simon LAM was invited as a keynote speaker for the symposium organised by Fluminense Federal University, Rio das Ostras, Rio de JANEIRO, Brazil. He delivered a (Skype) presentation entitled “Infection Control Practice among Nursing Staff: Multi-Country Comparative Study”.



Collaboration with Karolinska Institutet in Gerontechnology Research

Jul 2018

Dr Angela LEUNG and Dr Daphne CHEUNG had collaborated with the Swedish researchers (Zarina Nahar KABIR) in a gerontechnology research study. The study was funded by the Karolinska Institutet (KI) – PolyU collaborative research fund.


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The Round-table Meeting “Sharing, Co-Building and New Era for Old Age”

Feb 2018

Dr Angela LEUNG was an invited speaker for the Round-table meeting “Sharing, Co-Building and New Era for Old Age” organised by China Merchant Groups in Shenzhen, Mainland China

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The 6th Cross-Border Elderly Care Seminar

8 Dec 2017

CGN collaborated with the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, the Institute of Active Ageing, the Helping Hand, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, Asian-Pacific Institute of Ageing, and Hong Kong Lingnan University to organise the 6th Cross-Border Elderly Care Seminar themed “The Opportunities of Cross-border Medical Services under Cross border Elderly Care”.


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Professor Tara CORTES Visited CGN

30 Nov 2017

Prof. Tara CORTES, the Executive Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, and a Professor in Geriatric Nursing at the New York University College of Nursing, visited the CGN and contributed to the Centre’s research development.


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Round Table Meeting for Dementia

23 Sep 2017

CGN co-organized the 'Round-table Meeting for Dementia Care Services, Research and Policy in Hong Kong' .


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Visited Malmö University and Karolinska Institute, Sweden

14 - 22 Sep 2017

Prof. Alex MOLASIOTIS, Prof. Alice LOKE, Dr E. Angela CHAN, Dr Angela LEUNG, Dr Shirley CHING and Dr Justina LIU visited Malmö University and Karolinska Institute, Sweden to consolidate collaborations with the two Swedish universities in research ,teaching and staff and student exchanges.


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Visited the Division of Geriatric, St Louis University

6-17 Sep 2017

Ms Shirley LO visited the Division of Geriatric, St Louis University in the US. During the visit, she had a chance to see the nursing home where the School’s CGN Board Advisor, Dr John MORLEY.


 
Invited as the Guest Speaker for the Talk “香港老人特色醫護服務”

24 Aug 2017

Dr Mimi TSE was invited as the guest speaker for the captioned talk, organized by the Institute of Professional Education, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital.


 
Talks on "Care for older people in Hong Kong"

15 & 30 Aug 2017

Ms Phyllis PANG was invited to share talks on "Care for older people in Hong Kong" to two groups of exchange students from Mainland for the Institute of Professional Education of Hong Kong Baptist Hospital.


 
2017 International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress (IAGG)

23-27 Jul 2017

Dr Mimi TSE and Ms Shirley LO presented their projects at 2017 IAGG, held in San Francisco, California.


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A Talk on Communication with People with dementia

19 Jun 2017

Dr Daphne CHEUNG was invited by The Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centre to give a talk on communication with people with dementia.


 
Geron-Technology Expo 2017

16 Jun 2017

Members of CGN participated in the Geron-technology Expo held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall.


 
The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017

15-20 Jul 2017

Dr Justina LIU presented a project titled "A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effects of Observational Pain Management Protocol to Improve Pain Management for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia" at the AAIC 2017, held in LOndon.


 
A Talk on Pain Management

12 Jun 2017

Dr Mimi TSE was invited to give a talk on “Pain in Older Adults: Can We Do Something?” at the School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, the USA.


 
Hong Kong College of Gerontology Nursing Scientific Meeting CUM AGM 2017

27 May 2017

Dr Mimi TSE, Dr Daphne CHEUNG and Dr Rick KWAN presented a project tilted "The Use of Play Activities Program for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: Affective and Social Experience" at The Hong Kong College of Gerontology Nursing Scientific Meeting CUM AGM 2017.


 
International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference 2017

26-27 May 2017

CGN members gave their presentations at the International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference 2017, held in the Hong Kong Science Park.


 
Workshop on Basic Research Methodology

22 Apr 2017

Invited by Tai Po Integrated Home Care Service, Hong Kong Children and Youth Services, Ms Phyllis PANG conducted workshops on basic research methodology.


 
Dementia Care Workshops

Apr-Jun 2017

Invited by Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association, Dr Rick KWAN conducted workshops on dementia community support and dementia care training.


 
Meetings for research collaboration with Austrian Steiemark (Styria)

30 Mar 2017

CGN team members (Dr Angela LEUNG, Dr Justina LIU, Dr Daphne CHEUNG) met with a group of health/geriatric delegates from Austrian Steiemark (Styria) to discuss research collaboration.


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“Defining the Essence of Palliative Care for Older People: Religions Together” Workshop

28-31 Mar 2017

Dr Mimi TSE was invited by the Maruzza Foundation to join the workshop “Defining the Essence of Palliative Care for Older People: Religions Together” in Italy.


 
The 12th International Symposium on Healthy Aging

11-12 Mar 2017

CGN members gave their presentations at the 12th International Symposium on Healthy Aging "Wellness and LOngevity: From Science to Service", held by The Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging.


 
A Talk on "Essentials for Understanding the Cognitive Impairment in Elderly"

9 Mar 2017

Invited by The Hong Kong Housing Society, Dr Rick KWAN and Mr Patrick Kor gave a talk on "Essentials for Understanding the Cognitive Impairment in Elderly".


 
The 20th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars

9-10 Mar 2017

CGN members gave their presentations at The 20th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars, held by School of Nursing, PolyU.


 
A Talk about the Use of Mindfulness Based Intervention in Family Caregiver of People with Dementia

15 Mar 2017

Mr Patrick KOR gave a talk during his visit to the School of Nursing, Griffith University, Australia. He also explored the possibility of developing research collaboration in dementia care.


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Presentation: The Effects of Horticultural Therapy among Nursing Home Residents

27 Feb 2017

Dr Mimi TSE and Ms Connie FUNG (Horticultural therapist) of Pok Oi Hospital presented the effects of horticultural therapy among nursing home residents in the press conference cum seminar.


 
In-service training of nursing staff on non-drug therapy in pain management

9 Feb 2017

Invited by Buddhist Li Ka Shing Care and Attention Home, Dr Mimi TSE conducted a workshop on non-drug therapy in pain management.


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Visiting Scholars from Australia and the UK

Feb 2017

CGN’s research collaborative partners, Dr Cindy JONES from Griffith University, Australia, and Dr Nathan DAVIE from University College London, UK, visited CGN.


Meetings for Research Collaboration in Macau

11 Jan 2017

Dr Angela LEUNG, Dr Daphne CHEUNG, Prof. Alice LOKE and Prof. Alex MOLASIOTIS met with the School of Health Sciences of Macao Polytechnic Institute) and Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau to discuss collaborative research in aging and community care.


 
Meetings for Research Collaboration with Macao Polytechnic Institute

11 Jan 2017

Dr Angela LEUNG, Dr Daphne CHEUNG, Prof. Alice LOKE and Prof. Alex MOLASIOTIS met with the School of Health Sciences of Macao Polytechnic Institute (Prof. Ming LIU and the team) and Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (Dr Florence VAN and the team) in Macau to discuss collaborative research in aging and community care.

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The 5th Cross Border Elderly Care Seminar

9 Dec 2016

The Centre for Gerontologoical Nursing (CGN), together with the Sau Po Centre on Ageing of The University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, and local NGOs and associations organised the 5th Cross Border Elderly Care Seminar.


 
Oral presentation on “Learning through Reflection: Students’ Learning Experiences in Cambodia”.

1-2 Dec 2016

Members of the CGN, Ms Phyllis PANG and Dr Cynthia WU gave an oral presentation titled “Learning through Reflection: Students’ Learning Experiences in Cambodia” at the second International Conference on Service­Learning, held in Hong Kong.


 
Oral presentation at the 23rd Annual Congress of Gerontology

19 Nov 2016

Dr Mimi TSE, Dr Justina LIU, Mr Rick KWAN, and Ms Adwoa KODUAH presented their papers at the 23rd Annual Congress of Gerontology in Hong Kong.


 
Non-drug Management and Self-management- music therapy and Aromatherapy

3 Nov 2016

Invited by The Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Dr Mimi TSE conducted a workshop on Non-drug management and self-management- music therapy and aromatherapy.


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Nursing Conference in Korea

7 Oct 2016

Prof. Claudia LAI was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the 20th Anniversary Nursing Conference entitled “Integrated East­West Nursing Development,” Kyung Hee University, Korea. Ms Sylvia TING was also invited to join the panel discussion and share the development and services of Integrative Health Clinic.


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Prof. Claudia LAI Delivered Keynote Speeches in Conferences

Oct 2016

Prof. Claudia LAI gave four keynote speeches in three conferences held in East Asia. She talked about integrating the cultures of East and West in nursing research and practice, generations and healthcare, chronic disease management, experiential learning and palliative care.


 
Training on the Pain Management for Caritas Staff

Oct 2016 - May 2017

Invited by Caritas Hong Kong, Dr Mimi TSE delivered a workshop on “Introduction of drug treatment and non-drug treatment on musculoskeletal problems”.


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"Caring for People with Dementia" Course

Aug 2016

Mr Patrick KOR, Mr Rick KWAN, and Ms Sylvia TING conducted a course entitled “Caring for People with Dementia” in the Integrative Health Clinic for about 40 professionals, students, and caregivers of people with dementia.


 
The 2nd World Cities World Class (WC2) Summer Symposium

8-12 Aug 2016

Dr Mimi TSE was invited to participate in the Health Club of the second World Cities World Class (WC2) Summer Symposium, which was held at the Technische Universitat Berlin in Germany. The theme of the symposium was Ageing in Urban Environments.


 
Advance Care Planning (ACP) Workshop for Health Care Professional

11 Jul 2016

CGN co-organised with Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Center, Dr Ada LAU carried out an Advance Care Planning (ACP) Workshop for Health Care Professional.


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A Training Workshop on Patient Safety and Fall Prevention

8 - 11 Jul 2016

Dr Justina LIU and Mr Rick KWAN were invited by Meizhou Hospital to conduct a workshop on fall prevention in Mei Xian, Mainland China. Thirty nurses from various departments of Meizhou Hospital attended this workshop.


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Lunch Time Lecture “Essentials of Literature Review by Working Group on Evidence­Based Nursing”

6 Jul 2016

Mr Rick KWAN was invited to give an evidence­based nursing lunch time lecture at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. There were 135 nurses from different departments of the hospital attended the lecture.


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Workshop on Fall Prevention

28 Jun 2016

Dr Justina LIU and Mr Rick KWAN were invited by the Yuen Yuen Institute (YYI) to conduct a workshop on fall prevention in PolyU. Thirty participants from the YYI attended the workshop.


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Workshops Delivered

7 Mar -14 Apr 2016

Ms Phyllis PANG delivered a series of workshops titled “Visual Arts Programme Applied to Frail Older People and Care­giver” (視覺藝術樂年華) in Tai Po Integrated Home Care Service, Hong Kong Children and Youth Services.


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Workshop entitled "Comparison between MoCA & MMSE and Its Service Implication"

29 Feb 2016

Invited by Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), Mr Rick KWAN delivered a workshop. Thirty-three participants (including social workers, occupational therapists and administrative colleagues from HKHS) attended the workshop.


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Invited Scholarly Activities

3 - 5 Jan 2016

Dr Justina LIU served as a visiting lecturer at the Department of Nursing Science, Okayama Prefectural University (OPU), Japan. During her visit to OPU from 3 to 5 January, she gave a speech titled ‘Management of Falls and Fear of Falling in Older Adults’.

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The 4th Cross-Border Elderly Care Seminar

9 Dec 2015

Collaborated with the Institute of Active Ageing of PolyU, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Helping Hand, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Sau Po Center on Ageing, Caritas Macau, CGN co­ organised the 4t h Cross-Border Elderly Care Seminar at PolyU.


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Sharing of Translational Nursing Research in Clinical Settings

27 Nov 2015

Dr Justina LIU was invited to give a talk titled "Putting Research Evidence into Nursing Practice" in the Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital (RHTSK) Evidence-Based Nursing Forum.


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Music Interventions for People with Dementia

13 Nov 2015

From Early to Moderate Dementia - How Should Music Intervention be Delivered ? An Introductory Workshop on music-with­movement Intervention for Health Professionals was delivered. E-book: Download here


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Academic Visit to The University of California, San Francisco,

19 - 30 Oct 2015

Mr Rick KWAN and Ms Amy HUANG had a 2-week academic visit in the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE). They participated in meetings, discussions, and visits related to gerontological teaching, research and services.


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Non-Drug Management and Self-Management – Music and Aromatherapy Course

13 Aug 2015

Dr Mimi TSE was invited as guest speaker for the CNE course on pain management in older adults and where she shared the topic ‘Non-Drug Management and Self-Management – Music and Aromatherapy. The course was organised by Hong Kong Association of Gerontology.


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Scholarly Visit to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

8 -12 Jun 2015

Dr Justina LIU received a Hartford Foundation Scholarship to participate in the “Summer Research Institute on Developing Behavioural Interventions for Older Adults”, offered by the Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the US.


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Health Promotion Activity in St. Paul’s Hospital

27 May 2015

Ms Shirley LO was invited by St. Paul’s Hospital to give a seminar to their health care professionals on ethical and legal issues in clinical practice.


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Careers in Aging Week

8-10 Apr 2015

The Gerontological Association of America awarded US$400 to CGN to organise activities related to the annual Careers in Aging Week (CIAW). The purposes of the activities for the CIAW were to promote knowledge and dispel myths and stereotypes about aging.


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Workshop and Roadshow on Music Therapy

25 Feb - 4 Mar 2015

Supported by the Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation, CGN organised a roadshow and a workshop on music therapy in practice respectively, on PolyU’s campus.


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Sharing of Research Findings

Feb 2015

Dr Justina LIU was invited to present the findings of her research study titled "Quality of Life among Frail Nursing Home Residents: An Exploratory Study" to staff from Sik Sik Yuen.

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Seminar on Cross Border Elderly Service

8 Nov 2014

Collaborated with the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology and other NGOs, CGN co-organised the 3rd Seminar on Cross Border Elderly Service at PolyU.


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Kick-off Ceremony of Life Mentor Scheme

4 Oct 2014

Dr Justina LIU attended the Kick-off Ceremony at the City University of Hong Kong. The scheme was a cross-university teaching and learning project funded by the University Grants Committee.


 
Workshops on Pain Management

Oct 2014

Dr Mimi TSE was invited by Pok Oi Hospital and Workers General Union of Shum Shui Po District to give a workshop on pain management.


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Staff Development Workshops to the Health Care Providers

Sep 2014

Ms Phyllis PANG, Dr Mimi TSE, Ms Rose HEUNG were invited to deliver a series of staff development workshops to the health care providers at Pok Oi Hospital – Day Care Centre for older people and Nursing Homes.


 
Workshop on Research Methods in Gerontology

26 Aug - 4 Nov 2014

An intermediate level workshop on research methods in gerontology was delivered. It was the first of a series designed for registered nurses who have some clinical experience in geriatric care and research experience to further their knowledge in clinical nursing research.


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Academics from Tokyo University

21 - 25 Aug 2014

A group of academics from Tokyo University visited us on 21 to 25 August.


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Talk about the Gerontological Nursing Development in Hong Kong

14 Jul 2014

Mr Rick KWAN was invited by the Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association to give a talk about the gerontological nursing development in Hong Kong for the senior nurses from Shanghai, Mainland China.


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Talk on The Management of Agitated Behavior of People with Dementia

21 Jan 2014

Prof. Claudia LAI gave a talk titled “The Management of Agitated Behavior of People with Dementia” to the staff of the Tsang Shiu Tim Home for the Elderly of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

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Study on Prompted Voiding Urge to Change Old Practice

17 Dec 2013

Prof. Claudia LAI presented the findings of her study on the effectiveness of prompted voiding (PV) in managing urinary incontinence in local long-term residential care settings.


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Seminar to Raise Concern over Cross-border Elderly Services

9 Nov 2013

The 2nd Seminar on Cross-Border Elderly Services was held to urge policy changes in long-term care for seniors living in Hong Kong and across the border in neighbouring mainland cities.


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CGN Members Met Dr Patrick JAHN

Aug 2013

Prof. Claudia LAI and Centre members met Dr Patrick JAHN to discuss research collaboration and student exchange. Dr JAHN is the Head of Nursing Research and Development, Cooperation Centre Medical Faculty, University Hospital Halle, Germany.


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Expressive Art Therapy Workshop

Jul 2013

Ms Phyllis PANG gave a workshop on expressive art therapy to strengthen the concept of nursing role among inbound exchange students


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Lecture on Pain Management

17 Apr 2013

Dr Mimi TSE delivered a lecture on pain management at Duke of Windsor Building in Wan Chai organised by CADENZA. Fifty-eight people from different professional backgrounds, including social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and teachers from the Vocational Training Council attended the lecture.


 
Trainer for InterRAI Course

Mar 2013

Dr Justina LIU provided training to the participants of the “Care Management and InterRAI Training Course” organised by the Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong.


The 5th Asia regional meeting of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

21 Feb 2013

Prof. Claudia LAI chaired the meeting held in Thailand. She delivered an address about the regional development at the meeting. Prof. Alice Yuen LOKE and Ms Shirley LO also attended the meeting as the representatives of Pi Iota Chapter (Hong Kong).

 
Screening for Elder Abuse: The Three Dimensional Model for Identification of Abuse

9 Nov 2012

A research seminar was jointly organized by the Institute of Active Ageing and Centre for Social Policy Studies. Prof. Claudia Lai, Prof. Miriam Cohen, a renowned research expert from University of Haifa, Israel spoke at the seminar. Thirty people attended including representatives from Department of Health, HKSAR, and Singapore.


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A Seminar on Cross Border Elderly Service

12 Oct 2012

Collaborated with local NGOs, CGN launched its first public event “A Seminar on Cross Border Elderly Service” at PolyU. The ways to enhance and maintain service quality in cross border residential nursing care homes and its challenges were discussed.


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Course on Auriculotherapy & Talk for the Elderly

21, 28 Sep & 5 Oct 2012

A training course on auriculotherapy was organized for the Shatin Integrated Elderly Service, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong. The course, conducted by Dr Lorna SUEN, provided the basic concepts of auriculotherapy and introduced the functions and application of acupoints.

 
Coming soon...

 

 
Primary Health Care Activity: Early Detection on Mild Cognitive Impairment

22 Nov 2018

Ms Sylvia TING conducted a primary health care activity on early detection on mild cognitive impairment


 
Primary Health Care Activity: Health Anagement on Cardiovascular Disease

29 Aug 2018

Ms Sylvia TING conducted a primary health care activity on health management on cardiovascular disease


 
Primary Health Care Activity: Health Management on Sleeplessness

12 Jul 2018

Invited by Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres, WISE, Ms Sylvia TING conducted a primary health care activity on health management on sleeplessness


 
A Talk on Caring the People with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Jun - Aug 2018

Invited by Tuen Mun elderly center, Mr Patrick KOR gave a talk on caring the people with dementia and their caregivers


 
Conduct Health Assessment and Promote Healthy Lifestyle in Cambodia

29 May - 14 Jun 2018

Collaborated withh Royal University of Phnom Penh, Young People Do and Bopha Foundation, Ms Phyllis PANG conducted health assessment and healthy lifestyle workshops in Cambodia


 
Art Therapy and Emotional Well-being

25 May 2018

Ms Phyllis PANG conducted a workshop on art therapy and emotional well-being


 
Healthy Lifestyle Promotion to Community-dwelling Older People / Frail Older People

Feb - Apr 2018

Invited by The Christian Canaan Church (Fan Ling district) & The Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod (Choi Wan district), Ms Phyllis PANG and Ms Lily HO carried out a health promotion talk to elderly

 
Primary Health Care Activity: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Pain

29 Jun 2017

Ms Sylvia TING conducted a primary health care activity on the prevention of musculoskeletal pain to HKFWC carers.


 
International Symposium on Service-Learning and Leadership Education cum Celebration Ceremony of Cambodia Service-Learning and Leadership Summer School

9 Jun 2017

Ms Phyllis PANG was invited to deliver a talk on "Healthy lifestyle challenges in developing communities".


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Service Learning in Cambodia

29 May -13 Jun 2017

Led by Ms Phyllis PANG and her team, a group of 35 students completed the Service-Learning project in Cambodia. Health assessment and promotion of lifestyle modification were provided to 185 service recipients living in the slum and rural areas.


 
Sharing of Personal Experience with an Elderly Family Member who are at Dying Stage and Your Grief

6 Apr 2017

Ms Phyllis PANG was invited by School of Nursing, Tung Wah College to share experience in taking care of an elderly family member.


 
Primary health care activity : Healthy Lifestyle Promotion to Community-dwelling Older People / Frail Older People

Feb - Mar 2017

Invited by Onesiphorus Mei Lam Church Ltd., Ms Phyllis PANG, Mr Patrick KOR and Ms Lily HO conducted a workshop on healthy lifestyle promotion to community-dwelling older people

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Community Service: Visiting Elderly Couples

Aug 2016

Ms Sylvia TING and 18 students worked with The Salvation Army to visit socially deprived elderly couples in the Yau Tsim Mong District.


 
Laughter Exercise Activity

7 Apr 2016

Ms Phyllis PANG and Dr Cynthia WU delivered a “Laughter Exercise Activity” (大笑運動鬆一鬆) to fourteen community dwelling elders, four care­givers (both formal and informal) and four frail older people in Tai Po Integrated Home Care Services.


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Yuen Yuen Institute (YYI) Social Service Department 2016 Inauguration Ceremony cum Charity Dinner

15 Jan 2016

CGN members were invited to join the dinner organized by YYI, which is one of our long-standing collaborating partners.

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Laughter Yoga Demonstration

19 Dec 2015

Together with two other Laughter Yoga leaders, Ms Phyllis PANG was invited to demonstrate the skill of Laughter Yoga to around 20-30 participants.


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Career Talk

14 Nov 2015

Ms Phyllis PANG talked about nursing profession in the “Career 2015”, organised by Sheng Kung Hui Tsang Siu Tim Secondary School (SKHTST) on 14 November 2015.


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Service-learning in Cambodia

3-14 Jun 2015

Ms Phyllis PANG developed a service-learning subject “Healthy Lifestyle Challenges in Developing Communities” for PolyU’s undergraduate students, which aimed to raise students’ awareness of health issues in developing communities and educate students on challenges and needs in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


 
Health Promotion in the Community

16 May 2015

Dr Mimi TSE was invited by Wong Chuk Hang Network and a trade union to hold a health promotion activity, titled “Pain Management & Exercise for Community-dwelling Older Adults”.

 
Community Service Partnership Scheme

Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

Ms Sylvia TING and 18 students worked with Urban Renewal Authority to paid visits to socially deprived and needy population in the Western district and Kennedy Town.


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Visit to Cambodia

15 - 20 Jun 2014

Ms Phyllis PANG engaged in a staff development activity and went to Cambodia to strengthen her knowledge and skills on service learning, also to explore how to better support her students on their self-initiated projects.


 
Qigong Exercise to Prevent Frailty among Older Adults

3 Apr 2014

Ms Rose HEUNG gave a talk on how to prevent frailty by using the Eight-Section Brocades (ESB) Qigong exercise to around 50 community-dwelling older adults in the Pentecostal Church of Hong Kong Ngau Tau Kok Neighourhood Elderly Centre.


 
Talks for Family Caregivers of Older People with Dementia.

22 Mar 2014

Invited by Ming Yue District Community Centre of the YWCA, Hong Kong, two sessions of talks were delivered by CGN members to the family caregivers of older people with dementia.


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Health Talk and Towel Dance

19 Jan 2014

Dr Mimi TSE led a group of undergraduate and postgraduate students to deliver a health talk and a towel dance to 50 older adults.

 
Volunteer Training Workshop

6 Nov 2013

Ms Sylvia TING gave a talk on the topic “What Is Frailty – the Old or the Weak?” in a volunteer training workshop organised by the Association for Engineering and Medical Volunteer Services.


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Community Service of Visiting Elderly

Oct - Nov 2013

Led by Ms Sylvia TING, a group of students joined a community service (「糖不甩」關懷行動) and home visited the elderly living in the Central and Western districts.


 
Community Projects to Raise Awareness of Elderly Fall Prevention

Oct 2013

Dr Justina LIU and a group of nursing students participated in an activity day organized by Helping Hand (伸手助人協會) to raise awareness of elderly fall prevention among residents in Wong Tai Sin Chuk Yuen (North) Estate.


 
Talk on Sensory Stimulations for Residents with Dementia

30 Sep 2013

Dr Enid KWONG gave a talk on “Sensory Stimulations for Residents with Dementia” in Wan Wah Care and Attention Home for the Elderly.


 
CGN Member visited Cambodia

Jun 2013

Ms Phyllis PANG engaged in the staff development activity and went to Cambodia to strengthen her knowledge and skills on service learning.


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Serving the Elderly through Practicum

Jun 2013

Led by Ms Sylvia TING, 27 students joined the Community Service Partnership Scheme (學建關愛義務工作計劃) organized by the Urban Renewal Authority to pay a home visit to the elderly living in old urban districts.


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Life Stories Preserved Elderly’s Experiences

Jan 2013

Our undergraduate students visited the community-dwelling older adults to document their life stories for making life story books. The activity was initiated by our gerontological nursing teaching team (Dr Enid KWONG, Dr Justina LIU, Mr Rick KWAN and Ms Phyllis PANG) and supported by Helping Hand, a charity helping senior citizens.

 
Family Harmony: Voices of Community Older Persons

14 Dec 2012

Ms Shirley LO delivered a talk entitled “Family Harmony: Voices of Community Older Persons” in the Po Tat Day Centre for Elderly organized by Sik Sik Yuen.


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Care for the Late Stage Dementia Persons

11 Dec 2012

Mr Rick KWAN gave a talk on care for the late stage dementia persons. The talk was organized by the Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association for caregivers in the Kwun Tong Integrated Family Service Centre.


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A Talk on Care of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

16 Nov 2012

Ms Rose HEUNG gave a talk on care of patients with Parkinson’s disease to the older people in the Tsuen Wan (West) Integrated Family Service Center. The talk was organized by the Social Welfare Department.


 
Project Promoted Safe Drug Use

May - Sep 2012

Led by two CGN members: Dr Mimi Tse and Ms Rose HEUNG, and supported by our students, an education programme for safe drug use. The programme reached one hundred older people in the communities.

 

Award & Honour


 Award 2021-Shanshan Wang
New Research Grant Received

Dec 2021

Shanshan Wang, a PhD graduate of the School of Nursing shares her career development after PhD. Her study ‘Effects of Facebook-based bibliotherapy on the well-being of informal caregivers of people with dementia: a pilot randomized controlled trial’ received Nethersole Institute of Continuing Holistic Health Education (NICHE) research grant, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation, Hong Kong SAR, China. 2022-2023.

Amount: HKD120,000 (PI)


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Awarded as the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing in NHCGNE Recognition Programme  

Nov 2021

Dr Patrick Kor was awarded the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Recognition Programme for Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing. Following Prof. Angela Leung and Dr Daphne Cheung (Assistant Professor), he is the third CGN member receiving this honour. 


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Research project secured over HK$1.2 million of HMRF funding 

Sep 2021

Prof. Angela Leung’s (Principal Investigator) ‘Blended Gaming COVID-19 Training System’ (prototype) was one of the COVID-19 commissioned research projects selected by the Food and Health Bureau last year and her team was given over HK$1.2 million from the Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) for developing and implementing the system. 


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Received the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing award

Oct 2020

Dr Daphne Cheung has received the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Recognition Programme for Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing award.


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Awarded the Emerging Nurse Researchers and Scholars Award by Sigma

Feb 2020

Dr Rick Kwan had been awarded the Emerging Nurse Researchers and Scholars Award by Sigma. The award recognizes early career nurse researchers and scholars from each of the Sigma’s seven global regions, whose research or scholarship has impacted the nursing profession.


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Awarded Fullbright Scholarship

Jun 2019

Big congratulations to Ms WONG Shan Shan who was awarded Fullbright Scholarship to support an 8-month exchange with John Hopkins University.


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New Scholarship Supports Students Presenting Research Findings in Conferences

Apr 2019

Building up young researchers’ interests and capacities in aging research is the mission of the Centre. The “CGN Young Researcher Scholarship” was established last year to support students to achieve high academic standard and present their work in regional/international conferences.


 
Selected as one of the Board of Directors of the National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence

Jan 2019

Dr Claudia LAI has been elected as one of the Board of Directors of the National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence for the term 2018-2020.


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The 2nd Runner-up in the Outstanding Paper Presentations in the World Congress

30 Nov - 1 Dec 2018

Dr Rick KWAN led his students to win the 2 runner-up in the outstanding paper presentations in the World Congress. The paper titled “The Predictors for Transitions of Frailty Status among Older Adults in Hong Kong: A 5-year Longitudinal Study” was a secondary analysis using the Centre’s frailty dataset.


 
Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award

13-14 Nov 2018

Dr Angela LEUNG received the recognition as the “Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing” by the National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE). The award was presented to her at the 2018 NHCGNE Leadership Conference on Aging, held in Boston, the USA.


 
Received the Fellow Golden Award and Fellow Recognition Award

3 Nov 2018

Dr Claudia LAI received the Fellow Golden Award and Ms Phyllis PANG received the Fellow Recognition Award from the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing.


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Distinguished Gerontological Nursing Educator

Nov 2018

Dr. Angela YM LEUNG received the award ‘Distinguished Gerontological Nursing Educator’ offered by the National Hartford Centre for Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is the only educator in Hong Kong receiving this award, recognizing her contributions in gerontological nursing education over the years.


 
Induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

21 Jul 2018

Dr Claudia LAI, Honorary Professor of the School, was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, in Australia. She was also awarded with the “Certificate of Gold Merit” by the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in recognition of her dedication in nursing.


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One of the Top-tweeted Papers in the Journal of Medical Internet Research

Mar-Apr 2018

Dr Angela LEUNG’s paper entitled “ Use of Social Network Sites for Communication Among Health Professionals: Systematic Review” was one of the top-tweeted papers in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. As of 10th April, the paper received 80 tweets since it was published on 28 March.


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PolyU Distinguished Knowledge Transfer Awards

5 Jun 2017

Prof. Claudia LAI and Dr Daphne CHEUNG received the Merit Award (Community Excellence category) of the PolyU Distinguished Knowledge Transfer Awards for their research project “Music Intervention for People with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers”.


 
Received the Scientific Paper Award at the HKCGN Annual Scientific Meeting

27 May 2017

Mr Patrick KOR and the team (Ms Phyllis PANG and Ms Lily HO) received the Scientific Paper Award at the HKCGN Annual Scientific Meeting. The poster presentation was about students’ learning experience of primary health care practicum.

 


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