Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Carers took time out in Cassiobury Park to walk, talk and step out in the afternoon sun on Monday (9th June).

The tailor made social stroll was led by a walk leader from the Walking for Health Programme and had been arranged by Peace Hospice Care as part of National Carers Week.

It provided a great opportunity for carers to share their experiences with others and feel the benefits of exercise and the simple pleasures of enjoying a friendly cuppa along the route.

Peace Hospice Care Macmillan Physiotherapist Marie-Jeanne Chitnis who accompanied the walkers with Peace Hospice Care Social Worker Doreen Pattenson said 'We are reaching out to carers and providing a variety of opportunities for them to see what we do.  We are also promoting walking and exercise as one of the ways to keep a healthy body and mind.'

'It is important carers have a break from caring. Too many of them neglect their own health needs as they are so busy looking after others.'

Walking for Health, who supported the social stroll will be offering further walks in the future.  The Walking for Health Group meet Wednesdays at 11am at the Cha Cha Cha café in Cassiobury Park.

For further information on the Carers Week Programme at Peace Hospice Care contact Doreen Pattenson on 01923 330330 or email her