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Come and join the Walk for Dementia

Wednesday, December 15, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: event, fundraising, dementia, Community Groups, support, services

Join Dementia Canterbury to walk in memory, or support, of a loved one with dementia, and help raise funds to support Dementia Canterbury’s work in the community.

Date: Sunday 6th March 2022.
Time: 10.30am to noon.
Location: Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub (Augustine Drive - off Halswell Road).
Cost: $20 for adults, $6 for those with dementia, a disability or for a carer or $100 for a team of six. Children under 10 free. Adult registrations on the day will incur an additional $10 charge.

This is a wheelchair, walking frame and scooter-friendly event. Please be prepared for all weather as the walk will go ahead wet or fine. Spectators are welcome to attend for a donation/ koha.

Find out more about the Walk for Dementia, including how to register.

You can also contact Dementia Canterbury for more information on the Walk for Dementia (03 379 2590 or diane[at]

Note: A vaccination certificate will be needed to attend this event. Please refer to the registration page for information on how the event will be held under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

About dementia in New Zealand

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing - contrary to what many people think. It affects people of all cultures, intellectual abilities and lifestyles. It is more common in people over the age of 65, but can also affect people as young as 35.

  • Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in older adults in the country.
  • Five percent of people diagnosed with dementia are under 65 years old – this is referred to as either “early-onset” or “younger-onset” dementia.
  • It is estimated that 7500 people in Canterbury have dementia, and with an aging population and earlier onset, this is expected to triple by 2050.
  • Dementia Canterbury provides free professional support services and education to more than 2000 clients plus families and whānau, with 500 new referrals every year.

Speak to your GP or call Dementia Canterbury (0800 444 776 or 03 379 2590) if you are concerned about yourself or somebody you know.