The Arthritis Ireland Walking Groups are specially designed for people with arthritis and are run in communities across the country.
Most of our walking leaders have experience of living with arthritis themselves and this helps to foster a supportive and encouraging group spirit. Leaders are trained in techniques needed to facilitate walking groups. They will teach you how to get the most from your walking sessions by looking at things like posture, warm-up, stretching and clothing.
They are also a great source of encouragement for people striving to reach their walking goals!
Walking in a group will give you:
• Safety and security
• Opportunity to meet other people
• Supportive group format that caters for range of abilities
• Social interaction and an excuse for a gossip or a chat!
The Scheme to Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development.