Heart Foundation Walking: Active Body Active Brain

Michelle Wilson, Heart Foundation, and Lenore de la Perrelle, ACH Group, with Dementia Australia SA

This project is building on the existing Heart Foundation Walking Groups program (1,200 volunteer led walking groups across Australia) by integrating a dementia training and promotion element that will help people with dementia to get involved in active, social walking exercise.

The project will train Heart Foundation Walking program area co-ordinators and volunteer leaders how to be inclusive of people with dementia, and has begun establishing 30-40 general and dementia-specific demonstration groups around Australia.

For more information, contact Michelle Wilson: michelle.wilson@heartfoundation.org.au

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