The Tsao Foundation’s vision is of an inclusive society for all ages that optimizes opportunities in longevity.
To advance a positive transformation of the ageing experience through mindset and systemic change, it pioneers approaches and demonstration models across a range of disciplines and actively engages in collaboration, research and advocacy in a multi-pronged strategy.
The goals of the non-profit family foundation, which was established in Singapore in 1993, are aligned to the MIPAA (Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing) and WHO’s active ageing frameworks.
The Foundation’s work is undertaken through four synergistic initiatives:
- Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, a one-stop provider of integrated, person-centred medical and psycho-social healthcare services to adults from age 40, which pioneers demonstration care models to enable ageing in place;
- Hua Mei Training Academy, which builds capacity in professional and informal community-based age care and enables self-efficacy and family caregiving through providing practitioner-driven training, education and consultancy services;
- International Longevity Centre Singapore, which supports practice, policy and community development through initiating high impact research and trans-sector collaborations, and elder empowerment and participation programmes; and
- The Community For Successful Ageing (ComSA), a community-wide, grounds-up approach to forge an integrated system of comprehensive programmes, services and enabling environments with the aim to promote health, wellbeing, personal growth and participation over the life course, and to build vibrant communities where all ages thrive.