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May 21, 20180

One person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many face it alone.

This Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone to take action to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.

In Hertsmere, organisations, charities or businesses can sign up to be part of the Hertsmere Dementia Action Alliance. 

The Alzheimer’s Society’s also has the Dementia Friends programme, which is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. The Dementia Friends sessions aim to raise awareness and change the way we act, as you will learn more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

It is free to attend a session and become a Dementia Friend, the sessions usually last just one hour. Find your closest awareness session on the Dementia Friends website.

If a family member or friend is living with dementia, then you can also access support through Hertswise. Hertswise is a county-wide project that will offer easy-to-access information and advice, activities and support regardless of diagnosis status.

 


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May 15, 20180

Setting up the course, cheering on participants, handing out medals, giving your time.

THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

Watford Race for Life and Pretty Muddy simply can’t happen without the help and support of volunteers.

No previous experience is necessary, as a full briefing is given on arrival. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and refreshments, not to mention the great feeling of being part of something amazing!

Sign up to volunteer on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th June RIGHT NOW.

For more information and to sign up have a look at the Race for Life website


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May 15, 20180

Across Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June, Watford Race for Life will bring thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.

Race for Life 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk; the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it. Want to push yourself further? Enter the 10k, which takes in the beautiful Whippendell Woods.

If you’re looking for something a bit different then take on Watford Pretty Muddy; the obstacle course that sees women of all abilities crawl through tunnels, bounce on space hoppers and slip down mudslides. This year, there are two start waves just for kids too!

If you’re looking for a half marathon then look no further than the beautiful course at Lee Valley Park on Sunday 7th October.

Whichever event you choose and whether you do it in a tutu or just an old pink t-shirt, THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

For more information and to book visit their website


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May 8, 20180

Aldenham Parish Council is holding a FREE Personal Trainer led outdoor gym induction at Phillimore Recreation Ground, Gills Hill, Radlett, WD7 8AL from 10.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday 12 May to show people how to get the best from the recently installed eight station outdoor gym. This event is open to everybody and there is no booking required, just turn up on the day. View the flyer

 


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April 27, 20180

Age is only a number and older Hertsmere residents have the opportunity to prove the saying correct by participating in a range of physical activities from this month.

Hertsmere Borough Council is supporting Hertfordshire County Council’s ‘It’s Never Too Late To Be Active’ campaign, which runs between 23 April and 15 July to encourage the older generation to take up physical activity and is part of the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity.

The campaign aims to boost the number of people in the over 55 age range participating in exercise after figures revealed that 41.7 per cent of the 55-64 age group do less than the recommended 150 minutes exercise a week.

The council would like to offer anyone the opportunity to trial yoga for free on Thursday 3 May, 6.30-7.30pm at Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree, WD6 3PJ.  There is also the opportunity to try any We Move, She Moves session (that you have not previously attended) for free.  Visit the website, http://wemoveshemoves.me.uk/events/list/, have a look what is on in May and pick a session you would like to try then email community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk letting us know which session and what date (in May 2018) and we will email you the voucher. Unfortunately Learn to Run is excluded from this as it is a course. Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “Participating in regular exercise is so important for all age groups, because it helps to reduce the risk of chronic disease and injury and can even improve your mood.

“As the campaign’s title states, it’s never too late to be active, so why not take advantage of this opportunity to take up a new sporting challenge, which will improve your health, by taking part in some of the activities.”

The Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity 2018 is aimed at encouraging residents to adopt a more active lifestyle.

To find out more about the Year of Physical Activity, visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/health-in-herts/hertfordshire-lifestyle-and-legacy-partnership/hertfordshire-year-of-physical-activity-2018.aspx.

For more details about ‘It’s Never Too late To Be Active,’ visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/health-in-herts/keep-active/never-too-late/never-too-late.aspx.

For more information about We Move, She Moves, visit http://wemoveshemoves.me.uk/

For more information about events for the 50+ age group, visit http://www.hertsmereleisure.co.uk/wyllyotts-theatre/fifty-plus-programme/50–weekly-activities

The events are being held as part of the Year of Physical Activity 2018, which is encouraging Hertfordshire residents to adopt a more active lifestyle.