Dementia Friendly Activities in Dunbar

WE TRY TO KEEP INFORMATION AS UPDATED AS POSSIBLE (LAST UPDATED DEC 2023) BUT IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT INDIVIDUAL ORGANISATIONS BE CONTACTED FOR DETAILS ON THEIR CURRENT ARRANGEMENTS.

MONDAY

D’Café   2-3.30pm 1st Monday of the month in Dunbar Town House organized by Alzheimer Scotland for people with dementia and their carers.  More info: Michael Huddleston, Alzheimer Scotland, 0131 654 1114 or email mhuddleston@alzscot.org)

Clifftop Trail (Dunbar) (Mondays, 10 30 – 12  00) – a gentle walk in the fresh air. Further details from Michael, as above.

Wee Bite and Blether, West Barns Village Hall, 12-2 pm.  Soup, scones, tea, coffee

Regular socials, 11 30 – 2 00 pm – Soup & Sandwich.  No charge, donations welcome.  email: lunch@spottvillage.org.uk

WEDNESDAY

Old & Young Diners at Dunbar Grammar School intergenerational meal and socializing 4-7pm (term time), 12-3 pm (school holidays) Please contact Sue Northrop if you would like to attend – Tel: 07727883881 or email sue@dfel.org.uk

Carers of East Lothian meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at The Stables, Belhaven Church,  Dunbar 10 30 – 12 00.  Contact Carers of East Lothian (0131 665 0135) for more info

THURSDAY

Dunbar Library Craft Group  10am- 12 Gibb Room, Bleachingfield Centre.  More info: Beth Nelson  01368 238397 (or ask for info at Library)

Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group 2.30-3.30pm Bleachingfield Centre. A friendly and welcoming group, offering support and companionship, for family members caring for someone with a dementia related condition.  More info: Contact Lorna Bunney, Group Co ordinator 01620 870632 or dunbardementiacarers@gmail.com

FRIDAY

Dementia Friendly Walks – regular 10 week blocks of walks in the Dunbar area.  Meet 10 00 am at the Bleachingfield Centre.  Contact Parvine Jazayeri, Ageing Well Co-ordinator, on 01620 827240 or 07718117585.

SATURDAY

Sociable Gardening at Belhaven Hospital Community Garden from 1pm most weeks. Carers and people affected by dementia are warmly invited to enjoy gentle, sociable gardening times with volunteers from Sustaining Dunbar, as we tend the raised beds and share tea and seasonal produce. No previous experience or regular commitment required. Free. More info: Diana Greene 01368 869682.

DAILY

Dunbar Craft & Community Shed, Spott Road.  A wide range of dementia-friendly activities, including popular Knit & Knatter.  Contact Cath Finlayson on 07748826596.  Check for events on Facebook@Dunbar Craft Centre & Community Shed.

We hope this list is useful and gives you an idea of the current range of activities in Dunbar.  We would advise that you make contact with individual activity leaders before you attend, to be sure that the activity is right for you and that the details are correct.  Generally, many local activities ceased during Lockdown and have not re-started.

If you are aware of any Dementia Friendly Activities regretfully missing from this list, please email us at dunbardementianetwork@gmail.com for possible inclusion. Thank you.