December 5 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Staff and residents from two care homes will take on a sponsored walk to raise money for dementia research and care.
The events are part of the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk with Bupa Care Services.
Hornchurch Nursing Centre, in Suttons Lane, will be holding their walk in Harrow Lodge Park on Saturday, September 28, from 10.45am.
Care home manager Gillian Brown, said: ““We are all in the process of getting our walking boots, and sticks, at the ready!
“The memory walk is a worthy cause for our local people to get involved with and I’m sure everyone, no matter what their age, will have a great time at these fun, social events. We hope as many people as possible will join us to take part.”
Chaseview Residential and Nursing Home, in Dagenham Road, Rush Green, will be holding a wheelchair push on Friday, September 27.
Siobhan Drane, Bupa Care Services’ partnerships manager, said: “Research tells us that many older people don’t do enough physical activity and that the loss of strength and stamina related to ageing is partly caused by reduced physical activity.
“So, not only will these walking events help those living with dementia, but they will also benefit our residents and more mature people of the community from a health perspective.”
For more information or to register you can call 0845 3060 898 or visit www.memorywalk.org.uk
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