SAC Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony was held to commend the volunteers of SAC Center for their contribution in the past year. In addition to reviewing the past work with the volunteers and presenting certificates of commendation, social worker also looked forward to the direction of development and new year planning with the volunteers. Through training and various service opportunities, volunteers can enhance their self-understanding, communication skills and contribute themselves with full potential.
Spring comes, slightly cool and warm, it is a good day to reunite with friends. SAC Birthday Party has been suspended for three years since COVID-19 epidemic. On 22 April, SAC reorganized the party again and more than 20 members gathered together for celebrating the joy with members borne between January and April. They participated in games, shared snacks and chit chat happily for a wonderful weekend.
We are committed to provide professional services to people living with HIV to strengthen their self-care ability, build up their self-confidence, so as to facilitate full community reintegration. To achieve our missions, our professional team constantly updates knowledge in HIV care and prevention through latest research and study. With the sponsorship of Gilead Science and GlaxoSmithKline plc, we have organized 5 educational seminars in 2023 for our professional staff. Through the educational seminars, we were able to deliver better direct care services to our patient members, as well as to share the new medical information and trends with our members.
With the sponsorships of Gilead Science and GlaxoSmithKline plc, a skin health talk was held in SAC Centre on April 14 with the theme of " Common Skin Problems and Treatment". We are very honored to invite Dr CK Kwan, a specialist in dermatology and venereology, as our guest speaker to share the knowledge on some common skin diseases include psoriasis, acne, athlete's foot, fungal toenail, eczema, herpes zoster and warts etc. In addition, Dr. Kwan also shared the tips of daily skin care as well as paying attention to sun protection and moisturizing, which can enhance the protection of our skin.
With the pass of COVID pandemic, SAC Centre organized Disney trip 2023 for members and their families to enjoy a day in Hong Kong Disneyland. With the warm and sunny weather, we treasured again for such a great time for reunion. Members and their families toured around and took lots of photos in the park. All of us had a memorable and joyful day together.
Under the support of MTR Corporation Limited, SAC HIV Self Testing Service posters have been installed at the MTR stations of the East, West and Ma On Shan Line, and on the Kwun Tong, Island, Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung and South Island Line, as well as the Light Rail, during February 1 to 16 2023. The promotion aimed to encourage the public to join SAC HIV self-testing service, and they are able to conduct self-test in privacy as preliminary screening of their HIV status to reach the target of “early testing, early treatment”.