September 29th, 2016

Walking event in Alcester to help raise awareness of dementia

Walking event in Alcester to help raise awareness of dementia Walking event in Alcester to help raise awareness of dementia
Updated: 10:34 am, Sep 11, 2015

WALKERS can put their best foot forward in Alcester to help raise awareness of dementia.

More than 9,000 people have already signed up to become a Dementia Friend – an initiative, which aims to give people a better understanding of the condition.

But the county council is hoping to hit its target of 10,000 friends during World Alzheimer’s Month and has organised an event next week in a bid to get more people involved.

Three walks – lasting 75 minutes, 30 minutes and around 15 minutes – will start at Jubilee Hall on St Faith’s Road from 10.30am next Sunday (September 20).

Lunch will also be available between noon and 1.30pm at a cost of £2.

County council health spokesman, Les Caborn, is also calling on employers to encourage staff to become Dementia Friends.

Email dementiapartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk for further information or call Carole on 01789 488088 to book lunch.

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