Talking about Celebrating Communities: Starting the Conversation

Celebrating Communities On Thursday 14th January 2021 we hosted our first official get together for our new Celebrating Communities project. If the word hasn’t spread to you yet, we have a whole other blog post giving great examples of what the project is all about and where the inspiration came from: What happened Our […]

Celebrating Communities: Friendship, Hope & Fun

  In March 2020, life changed for many of us. Times were tough for many folks, but amidst all the bad stuff, people round the world were doing amazing things – in the NHS, care homes, council services, local shops, delivery drivers – keeping us going. No less important was how in communities we were […]

Life on Zoom: Bringing the world to your screen

    For many of us life has has been very different since March 2020. It’s changed a lot for DFEL too.  It seems very strange that this time last year we had 6 Friendship Groups round the county, we were working with the Memory Rehab Team supporting people with dementia and carers to stay […]


    This week is Carers Week. A week to appreciate and say ’ thank you’ to the thousands of unpaid family members and friends who provide help and support every day,  often at great cost to their health and well being. We’ve so much to thank Carers for every year, but this year, unpaid […]

Living and not existing: Finding our new normal

      Hello all, greetings, it seems like a very long time, almost another life, since the last blog and newsletter in March.   Just a few weeks ago, we were  in the early stages of setting up East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre in Musselburgh after a very successful and lively Community Meeting with […]

Corona Virus: Information and Resources

Dear all, as we learn more about the virus, information changes regularly. Please keep an eye out for new information: Facebook: Do not attend your GP, Health centre or Hospital if you are worried.  Stay at Home and phone your GP or out of hours phone NHS 24 on 111. COVID-19 in Scotland […]


  MUSSELBURGH MEETING CENTRE WORKSHOP: FEBRUARY 19th 2020 Musselburgh Health and Well Being Group, part of the Musselburgh Area Partnership, has started a community conversation about dementia and is exploring the possibility of setting up East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre.  To start things off, we invited local people and groups to come together to talk about […]


  Hello! We held our Winter Gathering at the end of November.  Gatherings are an opportunity for people affected by dementia to have their voices heard, set priorities and work together to make life better for people affected by dementia.     Over 50 folks got together to look at how we make change happen: People […]