WALKING FOR HEALTH TAKES ITS FIRST STEPS IN KENILWORTH
Last Friday sixteen folk gathered at Abbey Medical Centre at the start of the first Walking for Health event in Kenilworth. Thankfully the rain subsided as the group enjoyed the pleasant 30 minute walk that centre manager Ryan Smith has laid out in Abbey Fields. Although the scheme has been running nationally for around 14 years, Kenilworth has previously been slow to get involved. But the Abbey practice, along with its sister practice Castle, is determined to put this right. It’s an ideal initiative for those wishing to get more active and need the right opportunity to get started. Ryan says “we are now doing this walk every Friday at 12:30pm, and will soon be adding further routes to suit all ages and abilities. Anyone can take part in the walk, and are invited to enjoy a cuppa in the Kenilworth Centre afterwards to carry on chatting with their fellow walkers.”
Anyone interested in taking part can ask at Abbey Medical Centre reception, email Ryan at Ryan.Smith@abbeymc.nhs.uk, or call Clive Reynolds on 07966 371732 for further information.
Abbey Medical Centre recently had a dementia awareness information session and following on from this some members of staff and a member of the patient group are now 'Dementia Friends'. To see how you could become a 'Dementia Friend' or to learn more about dementia please visit the Alzheimer's Society by clicking on the link below