URES is a non-governmental organization established in 2007 to assist the elderly in rural areas by enabling them to obtain skills & facilities for their livelihood. The needy rural elderly vary from those staying alone with no relative to those with orphans and grandchildren.
URES was founded by Nalule Robinah. Based on her experience in rural areas where she discovered many elderly people suffering from poverty related situations.
The elderly group in Uganda consists of the urban and rural elderly. The elderly in urban areas rely on pension support, while those in rural areas rely on hand work till they are physically incapacitated.
Traditionally, the extended family provided care and support to the elderly. However, in modern society, the role of traditional family support has greatly reduced. [Read on]
"Improve the quality of life of the elderly and their dependants."
We aspire to a community where all elderly people are treated with respect and have the opportunity to live longer,healthier,and more fulfilled lives.
Our areas of operation
URES operates in the Central and Northern Regions of Uganda i.e. Luwero, Mukono, Wakiso, Masaka, Mpigi, Mityana, Nebbi and Lira Districts. URES is a revival of 1964 programm of community centres .
What we do
URES assists the elderly in Uganda to seek health care from Health Centres. Their problems range from vulnerable diseases, backache, joint pains, hearing problems and jiggers to mention but a few. At the health centres, the sick are treated and given drugs while URES meets the medical costs, since the elderly cannot pay for their medical bills. The elderly are also provided with mosquito sprays and nets.[Read On]