Sharing Best Practice: Paths for All running “Dementia and the Outdoors” event

If you’re involved in building or maintaining paths in the outdoors, this could be for you.  Paths for All are running a half-day workshop looking at how we can make our path networks more accessible to people living with dementia.

Date: Thursday 1st March 2018
Time: 10:00 – 13:30
Venue: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Oatridge Campus

Register here: http://pathsforall.cmail20.com/t/t-l-kuhhpy-ptyjihtlu-j/

Being active in the outdoors has many benefits for people living with dementia. It’s good for physical and mental health, can reduce social isolation and help maintain independence. However, there are still many barriers to people living with dementia being able to access the outdoors and greenspace in their day-to-day lives. This workshop will begin to explore some of the positive steps that we can make to involve people living with dementia in the design of our path networks.

There’ll be speakers from the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) and Paths for All’s Dementia Friendly Walking team.

Who should attend?

Those working to support and improve access to outdoor environments and greenspace including outdoor access professionals and community path groups

If you have any questions, please email carl.greenwood@pathsforall.org.uk

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