Elderly Project

Event Detalis

Many older persons still struggle with ailments, orphans and lack of basic resources with minimal help from the government. It is high time we pay attention to how we take care of the elderly among us. As the saying goes: “The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members”– pearl S. Buck. Although the national housing and population census 2014 indicated that there is a slight reduction in the number of older persons nationally, generally the numbers have been increasing over the past years, both here and globally. Statistics indicate that we now live longer than in the past, which is good news. The bad news however is, that we are not necessarily living better!

In Uganda, only 7.1% of elderly people have access to social security like pension. There is substantial evidence that the quality of life of the older persons has not improved over time especially those living in the villages. Many older persons still struggle with ailments, orphans and lack of basic resources with minimal help from the government.

  • Educating elderly men and women to be more health aware and grounded in their own health responsibilities as well as their family
  • Highlighting the unique needs of the elderly, the need for routine visits to health centers, healthy eating, physical activity and adherence to medication regimens.
  • Evaluate and improve the quality of elderly care and home care.
  • Orient health care workers on the importance of holistic elderly care and elderly rehabilitation.
29 May
Elderly Project
  • Organized by: Hope For Changea Africa
  • Venue: Iganga, Uganda
  • Phone: +256 702 729635
  • Email: info@hopeforchangeafrica.org

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