On Tues 24 April ’12, we held a mini health walk for the members of our CDL Support Groups (Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle, i.e. people with conditions such as hypertension and diabetes). The walk was to create awareness about exercise being part of a healthy lifestyle. There were 4 support groups represented – Westlake, Dreyersdal Park, Musgrave Park (Communicare Homes for the Elderly in Bergvliet and Diep River), and Compassion in Action brought their support group from Lavender Hill. Altogether 70 people took part, including some of our home based carers.
The walk started at False Bay College, Westlake campus, and continued along Lynx Way through the village -with onlookers cheering us on along the way – and finished at our Community Centre hall (1.5kms). There was a water point and everyone was handed a bottle of water. We even had a police escort.
Gallant Ganief (67 yrs old) from Westlake came first.
There were two 86 year olds and an 80 year old, who kept up the pace and were also in the front pack!!
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed hot dogs, oranges and juice in the hall.
It was a great succcess, lots of fun and everyone enjoyed it. Beatrice must be congratulated, once again, for organising such a memorable event.