The power of walking
Dementia-friendly walks will take place in Ilkeston’s Victoria Park on the first Thursday of the month to enable those living with dementia and their carers to enjoy exercise outdoors.

The morning walks, which are wheelchair-friendly, have been organised by Erewash Borough Council’s Sport and Health Development team and will offer general and easy strolls led by qualified walk leaders.

The distance and pace of the free walks can be designed for those taking part and can last for between 20 minutes to one hour.

The next dementia-friendly walk is on Thursday 4 July, with the remaining dates being 8 August, 5 September and 3 October. All walks start at 10.30am and refreshments will be available afterwards in the park’s pavilion building.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“These gentle and easy walks within the park will provide an enjoyable and accessible way for people living with dementia to take exercise with all the well-known benefits that this can bring. We have qualified walk leaders so we look forward to welcoming people with dementia and the carers supporting their loved ones.”

Anyone wanting more details can email [email protected]

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