An Aberdeen charity has been praised for its inclusive walking programme for people living with dementia.
The project, Walking for Health, is run by Sports Aberdeen and achieved Dementia Friendly Walking status after making its weekly Health Walk activity accessible to those affected by the disease.
The walking routes have been risk assessed.
Minister for Mental Health, Maureen Watt presented Sport Aberdeen’s Jenny McCann and the team of volunteer walk leaders with their Dementia Friendly Accreditation on behalf of national walking charity Paths for All.
Ian Findlay, chief officer with Paths for All, said: “Sport Aberdeen’s staff and volunteers have enthusiastically developed their programme of Health Walks to become more accessible and inclusive for people living with dementia.
“This is especially important when there are so many benefits to everyone becoming more active and spending time in nature.”
Brian Harrison, Walk Aberdeen’s co-ordinator said: “We understand the positive impact physical activity can have on people’s lives and as such we are delighted to have been able to work with Paths for All to enable people living with dementia, and their carers, to live more active lives to help manage their health and well-being.”