Care homes make community links with Health Walks

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Care staff in Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to link with their local Health Walk; to consider how walking could benefit staff and their older adults and to train as a Health Walk Leaders.

Lifestyle CoordinatorThese developments are part of Care about Physical Activity (CAPA), an improvement programme led by the Care Inspectorate to help older people in care to move more often.

Paula Bisset, Improvement Adviser for CAPA in Aberdeenshire, explained: “Carolyn and Angela from Mowat Court in Stonehaven did the [Walk Leader] training in January.  Carolyn was able to support John, who has been with them in respite, to attend the walk, with the hope that he will be able to continue to walk with the group when he is back home with his wife.”

Carolyn, Lifestyle Co-ordinator at Mowat Court, said: “It’s great to be linked with the Health Walk now and I’m looking forward to seeing how I can support our residents to walk a little more.”

These community links are what will help embed and sustain the improvements from the CAPA programme.

Read the full article in the CAPA January newsletter online.

Find out more about CAPA on their website.

Find out more about Health Walks in Aberdeenshire on our website.

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