Fiona’s Blog: The Musselburgh Meeting Centre 8 months on…

When we opened the Meeting Centre at St Andrews High Church on 3 April 2023, we had a small group of members (4) and we had a place to meet. This place to meet has become our warm and welcoming home and very much valued by members, families, staff, and volunteers. We have been so […]

Fiona’s Blog: It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

The Centre has felt a little bit how we imagine that Santa’s workshop must feel in the run up to Christmas! We have certainly been very busy little elves making decorations and good things to eat for our coffee morning and Christmas party later in the month and shopping for lights for our Christmas tree […]

Fiona’s Blog: Remembrance Day at Musselburgh Meeting Centre

During early November members were delighted to be invited by the St Andrews High Church community to help with the planting of their magnificent field of poppies in the church garden. Members felt very proud and pleased to be a small part of this wonderful tradition. Thank you to everyone at St Andrews High Church. […]

Fiona’s Blog: Seeing Musseburgh from a different perspective

Over the summer months all of our members have enjoyed trips out and about in Musselburgh with Cycling without Age. Thank you Morna and Ewen! Members were a little sceptical when we first introduced the idea of going out on trishaw rides however as always they were absolutely willing to give it a go. So, […]

Fiona’s Blog: Celebrating the Coronation

Our Coronation ‘Hall’ Party Not to be outdone by anyone members were keen to celebrate the coronation of King Charles 111 in style! And we certainly did that with our “hall” party, sadly the rain meant that a “garden party was out of the question. Members wanted to invite friends and family along particularly as […]

Fiona’s Blog: A visit to Musselburgh Museum

MC MB Museum April 23   A Visit to Musselburgh Museum  One of the first visits for Meeting Centre members was to see the Musselburgh Museum’s exhibition Tawse were the Days – a look at schooldays in Musselburgh during the 20th century …. were they really the best days of our life? As you can […]

East Lothian Friendship Groups

“Friendship, a state of enduring affection, esteem, intimacy, and trust between two people. In all cultures, friendships are important relationships throughout a person’s life span.” Britannica You need friends… Friends make life sweet.  Friendship can be a wave to a fellow dog walker every morning,  supporting a life-long friend, closer than our family; or enjoying […]

Dementia Friendly East Lothian Summer Newsletter 2023

Welcome to the DFEL Summer Newsletter. It’s been a busy and exciting year so far with a new team,  the opening of the Musselburgh Meeting Centre, new Friendship Groups and our Training Workshops. We also have 2 new strategies – the Scottish Government Dementia Strategy and the draft  East Lothian Dementia Strategy. The New Scottish Dementia […]