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Activity and Support Groups

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NORFOLK WALKING AND CYCLING FESTIVAL 2019

The Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival returns for its 5th year! Throughout the whole month of October we will be bringing you walking and cycling events all over the county, you can keep up to date with events as they are added right here.

https://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/things-to-do/walking-and-cycling-festival-2019.aspx


 

OneYou

One You

One You is here to help you make small changes that fit your life, so you feel better and healthier, every day.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou


yana

YANA: Help for those in farming who may be affected by stress and depression.

Farming is usually a good way of life but it is a demanding and stressful occupation. So it’s not surprising that many people involved with agriculture can feel isolated, depressed or unable to cope as well as normal.

Remember that depression is an illness not a weakness.

If you are involved with agriculture or farming in any way, and are feeling low or if you are worried about a member of your family, a colleague or a friend, YANA can help. Remember, you don’t have to struggle by yourself - good help is available.

If you are very seriously worried about the mental state of someone go to our Concerned about someone page NOW. Don’t hesitate to take action.

YANA Helpline: 0300 323 0400


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http://nwdementiasupportgroup.org.uk/

North Walsham Dementia Support Group was formed in 2015 after AGE UK Norfolk had worked with local businesses to help make the town dementia friendly.

We are a local group responding to local needs of people who are living with dementia and their carers. We run the Café in partnership with the Salvation Army.
We consult regularly with those who use our services and help them and their carers to access any help and support needed and signpost and refer onto relevant agencies.

Cameo Café

Come and Meet Each Other, Every Tuesday and Thursday - 10am to 3pm
Cameo Cafe at Furze Hill Resource Centre, North Walsham
Furze Hill Resource Centre,
73 Happisburgh Road,
North Walsham,
NR28 9HD
01692502708


parkrun

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

Parkrun is such a simple concept: turn up every Saturday and walk, jog or run 5k, or if you’re a junior then 2k every Sunday. You can also volunteer in numerous different roles too! It doesn’t matter how fast you go. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. What matters is taking part.

There are now parkrun events each Saturday and Sunday in 20 countries all around the world. All events are organised by a group of wonderful, dedicated, local volunteers – our hi-vis heroes!

parkrun is all about inclusiveness and wellbeing. We want as many people as possible to feel part of a real local community brought together by our events, as well as our global parkrun family.

The format of parkrun is simple: register once, print your barcode, then turn up and take part wherever you want, whenever you want.

Make sure to register before you go running as this will be required for your time to be logged

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/


North Norfolk Fit Together Memory Walks

https://www.activenorfolk.org/walking

https://www.activenorfolk.org/uploads/nnft-winter-spring-2019.pdf

These walks are a continuing initiative to offer people with dementia, and their families, the chance to get outside more and to enjoy the local Norfolk area. Active Norfolk and the charity, North Norfolk Fit Together, has given a group of their skilled volunteer walks leaders training in enriching the lives of people living with dementia.

The short walks offer time to be outside, to feel the sun on your skin, to see the waves rolling in and to hear the seagulls or look at the trees and smell the grass. These are very short walks with a cup of tea or ice cream with friends after. No need to think—unless you want to. No need to talk—unless you want to.No need to do more than fill your lungs with the refreshing fresh air—unless you want to! There is no expectation that this will be a speedy trot. Instead it will be an amble along at a relaxing pace set by the group, with refreshments along the way or atthe end. There will be the opportunity to sit at many points. People coming on this walk may no longer have the ability to converse as they did, or even at all, but will be able to enjoy the pleasure of the sensory delights of the sea-side/parks.

It will be a gentle and a kind time and hopefully bring back some sense memories of holidays as a child and an adult. It will also offer a chance to put some wind in your sails if you are a family member or friend.

Who are the walks for?

Anyone recently diagnosed or receiving care at home or a day centre and their family, friends or carers. For anyone who still loves walking but who may have some memory obstacles of late. For anyone who would enjoy a walk in a small group, either regularly or from time to time. We welcome people also from day care centres and dementia units. Staff, family and friends can act as carers on the day. People in wheelchairs are very welcome.

What you need to know

Contact Mel Brown on 07766259999  or mel.brown@activenorfolk.org for more information.

The walks are free and led by trained volunteers –just bring some change for parking/refreshments/ice cream.

Booking is necessary by 3pm the day before the walk

on 07766259999 – don’t worry if you have to cancel if you find that in the morning you have changed your minds

 

 

We are working with the UEA to evaluate participants to ensure funding for future programmes so we would be grateful if both carers and walkers would take part.

All required forms will be available for you to take home and complete after your first walk.

 

Physical suitability: Every walker/wheel chair user needs to have a one to one carer. The carer will take responsibility for the walker and also will be responsible for assisting and pushing the wheelchair (if needed).

PLEASE BOOK ON 07766259999 BY 3PM THE DAY BEFORE THE WALK –DON’T WORRY IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL ON THE DAY!



 
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