WOODEND STEPS OUT FOR THE ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
The residents and staff of Bupa’s Woodend Nursing and Residential Centre, Bradgate Road, Altrincham, will be setting out on a sponsored walk in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society. The walk will take place on Wednesday 16 September and will be around Dunham Massey Hall Park. The volunteers will be setting off at 11.30am. One in three people over the age of 65 has a form of dementia and there are currently 700,000 people living with dementia in the UK. As Woodend offers nursing care to people with dementia, the work of the Alzheimer’s Society is particularly relevant. Susy Bostock, activity co-ordinator at Bupa’s Woodend, says: “This is the second year we have participated in the memory walk, our residents and staff enjoyed it so much the first time that they asked to take part again! The walk, which is approximately three miles, enables our residents and staff to have a fun afternoon whilst raising funds for this worthy cause.” People wishing to make a donation to the charity or sponsor the home’s walkers can call Woodend on 0161 929 5127.