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Omagh Carers Walking Group make the most of the sunshine this week with a delicious picnic at Lovers Retreat, Omagh


The Carers Walking Groups are supported by Cathy Magowan and Geraldine McLaughlin, Carers Support Team. Carers meet up each week for a chat and walk and finish off with a cup of tea and a bun in the local coffee shop!!

The Omagh walking group meet every Tuesday morning at 10am and new members are very welcome to join at any time!

Commenting on the benefits of joining a walking group Geraldine McLaughlin, Western Trust Carers Support Team and Walking Group Leader said:

“We would encourage members of the public who are informal (unpaid) carers to participate in their local walking groups. The aim of the walking group is primarily to improve carers health and well-being and give them some time out of their caring roles. It provides an opportunity for carers to meet, keep fit and make new friends and also enables us to listen to carers experiences in a relaxed and informal setting.

Cathy Magowan, Carers Coordinator said:

“With the beautiful weather we have been experiencing this week it really was a delight for carers to enjoy a delicious picnic outdoors in their local park. If you are an unpaid carer who looks after a loved one and would like information about joining your local carers walking group please contact the Carers Support Team, Cathy Magowan on (028) 6634 4163 Email:

Or Geraldine McLaughlin, Carers Support Worker (028) 7135 5023 or Email:”