The Walk of Life
A new walking group for women has launched in the local community, with Penrith Women’s Walk and Talk beginning in December last year.
Meeting out the front of the Nepean Coffee Club at Tench Reserve every Wednesday from 6:00pm, the group has a coffee and a chat before they head off for the walk at 7:00pm. Together they follow the 6.5km Great River Walk along the picturesque Nepean River.
Started by locals Angela Lambros and Jesseka Flakelar, the walk has seen new and returning walkers participating in the local initiative, growing to over 30 women each week.
“We recognise the positive impact that the Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk have had on the community and we wanted to create a similar safe space to reignite social connection and empower women to build each other up.
“As we both work in the mental health industry, we are passionate about starting conversations around mental health and normalising these experiences. We see the value in social connections as a way to support mental wellness and improving our physical health is a nice bonus!” said Angela Lambros of Penrith Women’s Walk and Talk.
The group allows for physical, mental, and social connections through exercise to its members. They hope to grow and continue this important program into the future.
“Our plan is to connect to as many women as possible, as this initiative is saving lives and we couldn’t be happier to see women coming together. Our hope is to connect women to one another and to the supports available within our amazing community” explained Angela and Jesseka to the District Gazette.
They can be found on Facebook and Instagram at Penrith Women’s Walk and Talk or contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.