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.
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 started up in October 2019, held Wednesdays, 11 30 – 12 30 in The Bleachingfield Centre. To join, please contact Group Co ordinator, 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)
A new 10 week block of dementia friendly walks (detailed below) will commence on Friday, 31 January 2020.
Three of the walks (Weeks 3, 6 and 9) will involve catching a bus, so don’t forget your bus pass!! All walks start from Bleachingfield Centre at 10-00 am, unless a Bus/Walk event – meet at 9-45 to catch X7 bus at 10-00 am, and will return to the centre after the walk, unless able to take coffee elsewhere.
WEEK 1 31 JAN BROADHAVEN WALK – approx45 mins
WEEK 2 7 FEB LOCHEND WOODS WALK – approx 70 mins
WEEK 3 14 FEB BUS/ WALK FOXLAKE WALK –Please be at the Bleachingfield Centre for 9-45 am, to catch X7 bus at 10-00. Return to Bleachingfield Centre after the walk
WEEK 4 21 FEB CLIFF TOP TUNNEL WALK – approx 70 mins
WEEK 5 28 FEB NEW BEAR WALK – distance to be determined
WEEK 6 6 MAR BUS/ WALK WEST BARNS TO DUNBAR Please be at the Bleachingfield Centre for 9-45 am to catch X7 bus at 10-00 am.
WEEK 7 13 MAR SENSORY GARDEN WALK – approx 80 mins
WEEK 8 20 MAR EWEFORD WALK – approx 95 mins
WEEK 9 27 MAR BUS /WALK TYNINGHAM TO EAST LINTON WALK Please be at the centre for 9-45 am to catch X7 bus at 10-00 am. Coffee in East Linton with return bus to Dunbar approx 12-30
WEEK 10 3 APR BELHAVEN AND CLIFF TOP WALK – – approx 105 mins
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR SUITABLE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR FOR THE WEATHER ON THE DAY
For further information, please contact:
PARVINE JAZAYERI, WALKS COORDINATOR, BASED AT MEADOWMILL SPORTS CENTRE TEL 01620 827240 MOBILE 07718 117585
Great afternoon at West Barns Bowling Club, when both our groups came together for Christmas lunch.Helena and her team served a beautiful meal, and our tables looked lovely with their cheerful Christmas table decorations – thank you so much for this. Everyone in great form (as usual), but we were sorry for the folks who were unable to join us, and a nice Christmas gift will be making its way to them.
Our Carers Group Co-ordinator, Lorna Bunney, recently attended this first East Lothian session. A fantastic initiative organised by Queen Margaret University and the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Age Scotland, and funded by Life Changes Trust. Visit www.bold-scotland.org.uk
What a morning!! Off down to the
Co op to pick up a cheque for an amazing £4951.14!!! A huge thank you to the Co op, and all the Co op members who nominated us. This will provide ongoing Art Therapy workshops for our two groups – can’t believe how fortunate we have been. Special thanks to Alan (Manager, Countess Crescent branch), Stephen (Manager, High Street branch) and respective Staff members, for all their support and assistance during our in-store visits over the year.
To celebrate Book Week Scotland this year, our good friend Lorna Hill (Director of Sharing a Story CIC) in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust, arranged for author John Killick to come along to meet our groups – what a treat!!
John, who is currently writer in residence for Alzheimer Scotland, engaged the group in a variety of creative writing activities, which were much enjoyed by all. (Delicious ‘Book Week Scotland’ cupcakes were also served – thank you Lorna!). Huge thanks to Sharing a Story CIC and the Scottish Book Trust for making this event possible.