Care About Walking

We have worked with care home residents and staff in Perth and Kinross to develop a suite of accessible resources that encourage moving more and increase physical activity.

Care about walking

People living in care homes can spend long periods of their day sitting or lying down. We aim to improve older adult’s physical, mental and social health by encouraging them to move more in and around their care home. Being active can also help reduce the risk of falls.

Activities can be tailored to each resident’s needs and include internal and external walking routes, improved signage to garden spaces, strength and balance activities, health walks and other creative ways to get residents moving.

Partnership working in Perth and Kinross has led to the development of a suite of accessible resources that encourage residents to move more and increase their physical activity. All the resources can be downloaded below.

Download the Care About Walking Guidance Note

Download the Care About Walking Information Booklet

Download the Care About Walking Wallchart

Download the Care About Walking Posters

Watch a video about how Ancaster House Care Home in Perth residents benefitted from the Care about Walking activities and resources.

For more information email Dementiafriendly@pathsforall.org.uk 

The Dementia Friendly Walking Project is supported by The Life Changes Trust, The National Lottery Community Fund, William Grant Foundation, The Robertson Trust, Spirit of 2012, sportscotland and the Scottish Government.