Dementia Friendly Activities in Dunbar

Whilst every effort has been made to give correct, current information (April 2019), it is recommended that individual organisations be contacted to check details. There is lots going on in Dunbar-how about trying something new!

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. A donation of £3 is suggested to cover refreshments. More info: Michael Huddleston, Alzheimer’s Scotland 0131 654 1114

Knit and Natter 2-4pm weekly in St Anne’s Church run by Dunbar Craft Studio. Chat while you knit- or just chat! All welcome. Just turn up! Free event, with suggested £1 donation for refreshments.  More info: dunbarcraftstudio@gmail.com

TUESDAY

Singalong 1.30-3.30 weekly Gibb Room Bleachingfield Centre. Uplifting music and afternoon tea for older people and their carers.  Free. More info: Chris Roberts 01368 863299

WEDNESDAY

Tea Dance  with Accordion music 1st Wed of the month 2-4 pm Bleachingfield centre. £5 per person, to include tea/coffee, sandwiches, sweet treats and raffle prize.  More info: Sue Mitchell, The Ridge Cafe  07971 169 267

Community Shed 10.30-1pm weekly Belhaven Parish Hall.  £1 for refreshments. A supportive environment for men and women to work on practical projects. More info: Mark Coull Mobile: 07912947687  Email: mark@strive.me.uk

The Club 1-3pm Bleachingfield Centre Drop in social sessions that include seated exercise, table games, talks and bus trips. Cost per session £1.00. More info:  Jo McNamara  josie.mac@btinternet.com

Dunbar Grammer School intergenerational meal and socializing 4-7pm for people with dementia, care-partners, family, friends. Please contact Sue if you would like to attend, so that catering can be organised. More info contact Sue Northrop Tel: 07727 883 881 or  email sue@dfel.org.uk

THURSDAY

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

Zumba class 11 30 – 12 15 pm, Hall 1 Bleachingfield Centre .All the classes are drop in, low impact and £3.50 a class, carers go free. More info: Ruth Hunter Pepper: 07785707683 or email figaroroo@yahoo.co.uk.

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. (There is currently a waiting list). More info: Lorna Bunney 01620 870632 or dunbardementiacarers@gmail.com

FRIDAY

Dementia Friendly East Lothian Dunbar Friendship Group 3rd Friday of the month 10.30am – 12 noon at The Royal MackIntosh Hotel. Open to anyone who lives with dementia- carers, family, friends & people with dementia. More info: Sue Northrop TEL 07727 883881 or email sue@dfel.org.uk

SUNDAY

Sociable Gardening at Belhaven Hospital Community Garden from 1pm most Sundays. 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

Let’s Sing   St Anne’s Church 3rd Sunday of the month, 2.30-3.30pm A friendly and relaxed get-together, singing hymns and songs, sharing refreshments and each other’s company. Sometimes there’s a visiting dog, and occasionally even a dance! All are welcome. You don’t have to be a good singer or a church-goer. Free. More info Liz Gordon 07802 809725 or email izg.iom@gmail.com

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.