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Walking Wednesdays

Walking Wednesdays

Walking Wednesdays is a community walking programme organised by our Neighbourhood Engagement Team, in conjunction with staff from Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre and which started on 1 July for the Ashton Central community.

It’s an initiative to encourage people in their local community to get out of their homes and walk with the group as part of a regular and enjoyable walking programme, while adhering to current public health recommendations for social distancing. It offers residents a moment of respite from the confines of the home and can be a time to explore nature, stretch their legs, and refocus energies.

Each programme will run for six consecutive weeks for a maximum of six families on each programme and the walks are suitable for all ages and abilities. Families walked together in their bubbles and remained 1 meter+ apart from each other.

Walking and other types of physical activity provide a healthy release of endorphins- feel-good hormones that can help reduce depression and anxiety. It helps to keep bones, lungs, and the heart healthy. It is also a good way to help residents to manage chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, and boosts their immune system.

If you would like to know more about joining the current walking group, or starting a new one in your area, please contact our Neighbourhood Engagement team on NeighbourhoodEngagement@jigsawhomes.org.uk

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