21st Oct, 2017

Walking event in Alcester to help raise awareness of dementia

Stratford Editorial 9th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

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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