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for Memory Walk 2013 is Bupa Care Homes

Bupa's purpose is to help people lead longer, healthier, happier lives. A leading international healthcare group, offering personal and company health insurance, specialist elderly care in care homes across the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand and a hospital.  It also provides workplace health services, health assessments and chronic disease management services, including health coaching, and home healthcare.

Bupa Care Homes has more than 300 nursing and residential homes in the UK and cares for almost 18,500 people. Their care homes are open to everyone - with over 70 percent of their UK residents receiving state funding. Residents do not need Bupa health insurance to stay in a Bupa care home.

More than 35 per cent of Bupa's beds in the UK are registered for specialist dementia care and with its unique 'Person First... dementia second' training, developed by Bradford Dementia Group at the University of Bradford, is a leader in dementia care.

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Walk your way to health with Bupa             

Bupa-image-of-two-running-girlsIt might sound too good to be true, but simply walking can help you reach the recommended target of at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise, five days a week. Regular walking protects you against a number of illnesses and can be an efficient way to get around from A to B. You can easily build walks into a busy lifestyle and you can walk pretty much anywhere, at any time.    

Bupa's Health Age calculator

Use this calculator to help assess your current state of health, and find out how many years you could add to your life by making small changes to your lifestyle.


Staying healthy in later life - FREE guide

Bupa has produced a new addition to their series of free guides - Staying healthy in later life. It covers many aspects on remaining active both mentally and physically, with helpful tips and simple advice from Bupa's experts. It also tells of how their care home residents are kept healthy through a balanced diet, varying activities and daily professional care.