Luminiscious! Creative Community Events for All!

Everyone needs fun and to get out and about. Community events are an important part of what DFEL is all about, especially the ones that bring everyone together to make friends and get to know each other.  The Annual Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing has provided us with a focus for community gatherings for the last two […]

Out in the community!

      This month is Luminate’s Festival of Creative Ageing. We’re celebrating in East Lothian with a number of events for people across the county – check the events calendar for delights in Musselburgh, North Berwick and Haddington. Not all are open to the public, but please get in touch if you’re interested. Last week residents […]

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, […]