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)
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.
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.