Further Reflections – Jan 21 – Dec 21

Building on last year’s experiences, the group continued to thrive and adapt to the the ever-changing situation.  We enjoyed many Zoom sessions with guest visitors – Lorna Hill of Dunbar’s ‘Sharing A Story CIC’; Karell Sime, Volunteer at Dunbar’s Empire Gardens; Koren Calder from The Scottish Book Trust;  Sandra & Rachel from ‘Age Scotland’.  We also enjoyed Cookery Demonstrations from ‘Vegetarian for Life’, as well as Bingo Sessions with our Volunteer, Beth.

Outwith our Zoom sessions, we delivered delicious homemade soups (thank you to Rita Bradd for the tatties!) to our Carers’ households; enjoyed one-to-one meetings and walks when possible; delivered Easter treat bags and continued to provide telephone support for our members.

At the end of June we cautiously resumed face-to-face meetings, observing Scottish Government safety guidelines.  What a joy to meet each other again.  We enjoyed chair exercise sessions with Chris, another visit to Dunbar Community Woodlands and The Backlands; Afternoon Tea at Winterfield Golf Club;  Fundraising Afternoon Tea Parties for both Macmillan and Maggie’s Centre, Edinburgh; a creative writing session with Lorna Hill; card-making sessions with Beth; celebrated Book Week Scotland with poet, Stuart Patterson; Christmas Decoration making with Marion Seath of ‘Fingers & Thumbs’ and ended the year with a sumptuous Christmas Lunch at the Winterfield.  Oh what fun we had!!