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 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)
Both groups came along to the party, together with some exceptional young friends to celebrate Halloween this year. Pass the Parcel, Musical Statues, Dookin’ for Apples and Catching Doughnuts enjoyed by all! Great fun, with some fantastic costumes, tasty treats and brilliant music.
Winterfield Golf Club was our destination today, where Kevin, Julie & Doreen looked after us beautifully, once more. The best china was out and we had a brilliant afternoon, our Thursday group coming together with our new Wednesday group for the first time. New friends made and great conversation around the tables.
We were joined by Lorna Hill of ‘Sharing A Story CIC’ and (Birthday Girl!) Rita Bradd, who have been such great friends to us – their input is so much appreciated.
Thank you so much to all who made this possible by donating so generously to group funds.
Our new second Carers Support Group got off to a flying start today. Connections made around the table were heartwarming – can tell that this is going to be a fun group!! Watch out when our two groups get together for social outings and events – watch this space…….
A huge welcome to our new volunteers, Amy and Evelyn and many thanks to Thursday group volunteers and members (Beth, Helen, Moira & Kenny) for coming along to welcome our new friends.
Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group Co-ordinator and two of its volunteers attended a basic first aid training course. This was funded by a portion of a generous donation recently received, for which, we are extremely grateful.