Bupa Eden will be stepping out in support of people living with dementia on Friday, October 18.
The aged care home is hosting a community Memory Walk to raise money for Alzheimer’s Australia.
Peta Bentley, general manager at Bupa Eden, said families and friends of the home will be uniting with staff to show support for people living with dementia.
“We will be putting our best foot forward, raising awareness for dementia on our walk from the care home to the beach. We are also encouraging participants to make a gold coin donation to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Australia,” she said.
“As the population ages, and we all enjoy longer lives, we will see more people living with dementia. There are 1700 new cases of dementia each week in Australia and a large number of our residents are living with the disease.
“Bupa is a partner of Alzheimer’s Australia and is proud to sponsor the community Memory Walks which are a key fundraising activity for the charity,” she said.
“Across the world, Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives. Walking is fun, and it’s free! It’s a great way to get fit and reduce the risk of chronic disease, including dementia.
“Bupa Eden invites the local community to join our friends and family to help keep people well through walking and raise funds for Alzheimer’s Australia.”
The walk starts at 10.30am from Bupa Eden in Barclay Street.