Never be alone in Dunbar

Dunbar Dementia Network exists to provide both regular and special support to those caring for others who are living with dementia or related conditions.

The drop down menu provides more details of these activities and the main menu tells you how to get in contact with us easily.

Every effort is made to network with the other organisations in the area who can also provide assistance and support so that the charity can become a go-to place for anyone seeking advice on such matters.

Regular Weekly Meetings

We aim to provide support for anyone who is caring for a family member or friend who is living with a diagnosis of a dementia related condition. We meet every Thursday between 2.30 and 3.30 in the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar to provide companionship, fellowship and stimulation.  A second Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group is due to start up on Wednesday 2 October 2019,     11 30 – 12 30 in The Bleachingfield Centre.  To join, please contact Lorna Bunney (details below)

(The Thursday Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group is currently full – if you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact Lorna Bunney, Group Co-ordinator on 01620 870632)

Alzheimer Scotland ‘Dementia Friends’ Workshop 19/9/19

A very enlightening and interesting evening for all who attended DDN’s first public event. Our thanks  to Michael Huddleston, Dementia Advisor with Alzheimer Scotland for his informative and very enjoyable presentation. We all left with a greater understanding of the challenges faced by folks living with a diagnosis of a dementia related condition, and with even greater resolve to make life better for these families in our community.

Thanks also to the High Street Co op for donating provisions for refreshments on the night, and also to staff at Dunbar Library for their continued support.

Dementia Awareness evening 19th September 2019

Learn a little of what it is like to live with dementia, so you can be supportive to people you know through your family, community or work.

Presentation and discussion with Dementia Advisor Michael Huddleston, from Alzheimer Scotland.

WHEN?-Thursday 19th September  7pm -8.30pm

WHERE? Gibb Room, Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar EH42 1DX

Open to all. Free

More information:Michael Huddleston 0131 654 1114 or email dunbardementianetwork@gmail.com

 

 

 

Falkirk Wheel Trip – Friday 26 July 2019

What a great day out: weather was kind, wonderful company as usual and what a joy to see this feat of engineering!  (Love how the Falkirk area has been regenerated, with its beautiful Kelpies and Wheel).

We enjoyed our picnics, ice creams, laughs and watching all the families enjoying their day out. Grateful thanks to all who made this possible.

Kelpies Trip – 7 June 2019

On the go again! A fabulous day out to see The Kelpies – lots of sunshine and just one wee shower of rain. A brilliant day from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was sheer joy to see these beautiful sculptures close up. Thank you to Amy at the Helix Visitor Centre for all her help in organising the trip; Jim for his wonderful commentary on our guided tour, and David our ELC bus driver for transporting us safely. Jim explained just how important the whole Helix project has been in regenerating the Falkirk area, with all proceeds from the guided tours, gift shop sales, etc all going to benefit the wider community. Our heartfelt thanks to all in the Dunbar Community and beyond, whose generous donations make trips like this possible.

Afternoon Tea at Dunbar Garden Centre – 23 May 2019

What a lovely afternoon at Dunbar Garden Centre to celebrate the first anniversary of the official launch of Dunbar Dementia Network.  The  company was excellent, the tea was flowing and the cakes and savouries were delicious.

The afternoon was rounded off nicely, choosing some plants to donate to the Sanctuary Garden at The Backlands.  All in all, gorgeous weather, great company and food, with time spent in beautiful surroundings.