The Forestry Commission Scotland are running a programme which is part of a research study for people with early-stage dementia who want to take part in an innovative, exciting and fun programme of woodland activities.
The programme involves three hours of woodland activities once a week for 10 weeks. You will be part of a small group of no more than 12 people and have the opportunity to try many different activities including:
- Physical activity – woodland walks and scavenger hunts
- Conservation activities – bulb and tree planting
- Bush craft – Fire lighting and woodland cooking
- Environmental art – photography and willow sculptures
- Learning – Tree and bird identification
The programme will run at Callendar Wood, Falkirk (behind Callendar House and Park), every Thursday for 10 weeks starting Thursday 7th May from 11am until 2pm. The programme will finish on Thursday 9th July 2015. Don’t worry if you cannot attend all 10 sessions, you are welcome to dip in and out to suit your needs.
You will be provided with a pair of welly boots that will be yours to keep at the end of the programme. All the other equipment needed, including waterproofs, will be provided for you. We do recommend people make their own way to the site, but help with transport will be provided if necessary.
There is no cost to attend the programme, all they ask is that you wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting mucky, bring a packed lunch and they will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.
Everyone is welcome to bring a family member, friend or carer with you to take part in the activities.
For further information or to join the group, please contact Gordon Harper on 07798 668 125 or Julie Hamilton on 07876 508586. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org