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)

Afternoon Tea at Winterfield Golf Club – 10/9/19

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.

First Meeting of Second Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group – 2 October 2019

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.

Fundraising Macmillan Afternoon Tea – Thursday, 26 September 2019

Our annual Macmillan Afternoon Tea was a great success once again. Maggie appeared with her legendary meringues (Birthday Boy Kenny managed two of them, as well as his birthday cake!!). Congratulated ‘Golden’ couple, Nesta & John, and paid tribute to the great work carried out by Macmillan…….all go!
One or two donations for Macmillan still to come in. Thanks to all for joining in, baking and bringing treats to share.

Opening of The Sanctuary Garden, The Backlands, Dunbar – 25 September 2019

 

The rain couldn’t dampen our spirits when we enjoyed a wonderful get together with staff and volunteers at The Backlands to celebrate the official opening of the Sanctuary Garden. The Carers Group planted roses to commemorate the lives of Mary & Lee, two group members who we miss so much. It will be lovely to watch these roses bloom and grow, continuing to give us joy and pleasure, as Mary and Lee did.
Our thanks to The Ridge for allowing us to be a part of this project.🌹🌹

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.