Here is a chance to let people know about the additional challenges ME brings to walking in Welsh streets.
Ageing well in Wales announcement: Help us make Welsh streets more walkable
Many of us take walking for granted. However, for many older people, walking is their main form of transport, and essential to maintain independence and to reach vital public services such as GPs, pharmacists and libraries. Walking is also a great way to stay active, helping to maintain health and wellbeing, and reducing the risk of falling.
We have teamed up with Living Streets and CADR (the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research) to collect older people’s thoughts and experiences of walking in their neighbourhoods. If you’re aged 50 or over, we’d like to know why you walk, how often you walk, and what helps or hinders you in walking where you live.
We’ve put together a short questionnaire to find out how age-friendly our streets are for people walking. In 2017, we will produce a report summarising the findings of the survey, and making recommendations of how we can make our towns, villages and cities better places to walk, and grow older in.
You can download the questionnaire at www.ageingwellinwales.com/streets