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Care home gets its walking boots on to help reduce isolation

PUBLISHED: 11:37 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 30 July 2018

An Eye care home is launching a walking scheme. Picture: Care UK

An Eye care home is launching a walking scheme. Picture: Care UK

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Residents at Hartismere Place care home in Eye are putting their walking boots on for an eight-week scheme on the Thornham Estate.

The home is working with Pargeter Fund, Friends of Thornham Walks, and the Thornham Estate, to reduce social isolation, encourage independence, and promote a healthy lifestyle for older people.

The Care UK home, on Castleton Way, has organised for residents to explore the parkland along the 12-mile-stretch of the estate known as the Thornham Walks.

Matthew Calver, home manager at Hartismere Place, said: “Physical activity is great for improving the well-being of residents, and is something that is very important to us at Hartismere Place.”

Residents will visit the estate once a week.

Mr Calver added: “When we first started our relationship with Thornham Walks last year, it was brilliant to see how much the residents really thrived in the beautiful landscapes of the Thornham Estate.


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