Dementia Training Event: Report

  Scotland has a world-leading Dementia Strategy. A big part of that is Promoting Excellence, a framework for ensuring we have the  training, skills and knowledge about dementia to ensure that people living with dementia have a good quality of life and can be active and respected members of our community wherever they live or how advanced their […]

The Good Memories Cafe Returns!

Great news! The Haddington  Good Memories Cafe returns after its summer holidays.  The next Cafe is on Friday 25 September 2pm – 4pm.  Hooray! The Cafe ran for the first time last year and has been a great success and we’re all looking forward to its return – it’s been missed!     The cafe runs […]

ELCO Bowling Club Fundraiser for Dementia Friendly Tranent

    The sun shone on Tranent this weekend for the ELCO Annual Charity Sponsored Walk and Family Fun Day. This year the Club was raising funds for Dementia Friendly Tranent. At the current count the total is over £3,000 with sponsorship to come in. A fantastic sum, and every penny will be spent in supporting people in […]

Dementia Friendly Dunbar: Community Event Report

 DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DUNBAR   TALKING ABOUT DEMENTIA – 30th May 2015 Feedback report A small, but growing group of people, who have all been touched by the effects of dementia on our friends, family, clients and work colleagues, were persuaded this year that there was a real need for action to improve supports in Dunbar […]

Of Gardens and Gardening

  Gardens for many of us are a real joy. I’ve always loved to prepare the soil and plant those tiny seeds that magically grow into flowers and food, and sometimes something you weren’t quite expecting! My love of gardens started with a project in the Brownies and a Grandad who pottered away in his garden and […]

Dementia Friendly Haddington Meets

  Dementia Friendly Haddington met this week and made plans. The organising group pictured above have set their caps at becoming a Dementia Friendly charity! We want to raise awareness of dementia locally and so plan a presence at the Farmers Market in the autumn. We’re  looking for volunteers to help us make jam, knit, […]

D In the Park: Dementia Friendly Musselburgh

  The sun shone on Dementia Friendly Musselburgh at its D in the Park at St Andrew’s High Church on Saturday. It was a day for the community to come along and find out more about dementia and to talk about life in Musselburgh if you have or support someone living with dementia. What is great […]

Dementia Friendly Tranent: Galas, Bunnies and Fun!

  Dementia Friendly Tranent hit the streets during Gala Week.  The Dementia Bunny and friends were out and about raising awareness about dementia and a smile or two along the way. It was a great day and the Dementia Bunny is becoming a well known sight in Tranent.  I wonder if we should ask David at the Fraser […]