99 Mile Cycle Devon Coast to Coast
Age Exchange visits have brought things out of David I thought were lost and I feel that I’ve got a big part of my brother back.
David has dementia and is housebound. An Age Exchange reminiscence artist visits him at home once a week to engage him in creative activity.
Age Exchange is leading the field in improving the wellbeing of people with dementia through the development of an evaluated reminiscence arts intervention. Our creative approach exploring memories improves the quality of life not just of those living with dementia but also those who care for them. Our 1:1 support service and weekly support groups for carers are a lifeline for those that care 24/7.
Over the last year we have provided 8,000 hours of support to carers and the older people they care for. 700 hours of activity classes to keep older people active and well and 130 volunteers have kept our community hub open six days a week.
Devon Coast to Coast 99 mile Cycle
At the end of September I will be cycling 99 miles over 2 days from Ilfracombe to Plymouth to raise funds for Age Exchange. I say 99 miles but with wrong turns and some bad map reading it's likely to be further. And that's quite likely as I am doing this on my own. Why on my own? Well it makes it a little harder but also more importantly many of the people we work with experience isolation and loneliness so somehow it felt right to try and do this on my own. Loneliness can be devastating 81% of unpaid carers report feeling lonely or isolated, carers who felt lonely were twice as likely to report worsening mental and physical health. Our work at Age Exchange attempts to tackle loneliness across the age groups. We know that being lonely makes a difference to your quality of life and your life expectancy.
Please help me to raise money to support Age Exchange's valuable work.
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