Published on 10 May 2023
Archived on 10 June 2023
Leisure centres in the Stratford-on-Avon District are offering free swimming for those living with dementia and their carers, during Dementia Action Week, 15th - 21st May 2023.
Stratford Leisure Centre, Southam Leisure Centre, Shipston Leisure Centre and Studley Leisure Centre, run by award-winning operator Everyone Active in partnership with Stratford District Council, are all taking part in the initiative.
More than 920,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, with symptoms including the loss of cognitive functioning - thinking, remembering, and reasoning - to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities.
Research shows that low-impact exercise can be beneficial, not only for physical health but for mental health too, and can improve the quality of life for people in all stages of dementia.
Swimming, in particular, has the added benefits of reducing anxiety, improving mood and enhancing psychological wellbeing.
Those with underlying health conditions such as heart problems, diabetes or breathing issues should contact their GP before starting any new activity.
Dementia Action Week - Selected Swim Sessions
Those living with dementia and their carers will be able to access for free during the week 15th - 21st May.
Monday 15:00 Adult Swimming
Tuesday 09:00 Senior Swimming
Wednesday 15:00 Adult Swimming
Friday 15:00 Adult Swimming
Tuesday 09:00 Adult Swimming
Thursday 14:00 Public Swimming
Monday 14:30 Public Swimming
Wednesday 15:00 Public Swimming
Thursday 15:00 Public Swimming
Wednesday 09:00 Senior Swimming
Friday 14:30 Public Swimming
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575