DFEL Newsletter Summer 2019
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Hello! welcome to DFEL's Summer Newsletter! And yes, you guessed it as I typed those words, the heavens opened.  But as the song goes, although it's raining outside, we're looking forward to a very sunny DF Summer!

Dunbar Old & Young Diners - every Wednesday youngsters from the Dunbar Grammar and older folk from across Dunbar get together at the school for a blether, entertainment & a wonderful dinner. (With support from teachers and volunteers from Dunbar Grammar School and Dunbar Rotary - thanks guys!). It's lovely to see friendships growing across the generations.

Creative Clans - Join Lucy Robertson and the Creative Clans project at the 3 Harbours Festival, 2-5 July, 11 - 4pm Cockenzie House & Gardens Dementia Friendship. We're twinned with Cianalas DFC on the Outer Hebrides, funded by DEEP

Therapeutic Gardens & DF Places - join us for an informal workshop on dementia and gardens at Cockenzie House & Gardens on 31 July, 10am -12 noon.  It's run by Professor Mary Marshall, Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh and Annie Pollock, an architect and landscape architect. They have a wealth of experience in designing outdoor spaces for people  with dementia. Please get in touch to book your place or sign up here.

Singing - The Dementia Choir really started something (click here to see it). We've had  people in different parts of East Lothian wanting to set up choirs. We're planning a workshop, so please get in touch if you're interested.

The Autumn Gathering - have you got ideas for the Autumn Gathering? Would your group like to run a workshop or session? Get in touch!  The Community Conversations are bringing up lots of ideas, including  a session on diagnosis, sharing ideas for projects and talking about what a Dementia Friendly Community is. There are also lots of  concerns about social isolation. 

We know that staying connected and active can make a big different to living with dementia whether you have dementia or are a carer, friend or family member. So keep in touch!

Here's to Living and not Existing! 

Take care


E mail:
Phone: 07727 883 881 or 01620 895 571
Write: 29, Williamstone Court, North Berwick, EH39 4RQ



  • Craft Bombing at Cockenzie House & Gardens - Join Lucy Robertson to find out about our Creative Clans project, running with Cianalas DF Community on the Outer Hebrides. 3-5 July, 11-4pm
  • Dementia Garden Workshop: 31 July, we are delighted that Professor Mary Marshall and Anne Pollock are leading an informal workshop on dementia, nature, gardens and design.  It’s free, but please get in touch if you’d like to book. 
  • East and Mid Lothian Intergenerational Network: Dunbar Grammar School, Tuesday 17th September, 10am - 12 noon. 
  • Intergenerational Training for Trainers & Practitioners, in East Lothian. 12th November 10 - 4pm. 
  • DFEL Autumn Gathering - October 2019

And outwith East Lothian

  • Scottish Opera’s Tosca, Tuesday 19th November, Festival Theatre, 3pm 
  • The Botanics also runs Garden Socials every week in the Garden Room. Every Frida, 10.30 - 12 noon.  E mail: or leave a message on 0131 248 2956

Friendship Groups are free and open to anyone who lives with dementia - carers, family, friends and people with dementia are welcome to any group, any time, just pop in! 
1st Tuesday of the month
The Maitlandfield House Hotel  
From 10.30am  - 12 noon

1st Tuesday of the month
The Hope Rooms, North Berwick.
From 2pm - 3.30pm

2nd Wednesday of the month
The Hollies Centre, Musselburgh
From 1pm - 2.30pm

3rd Friday of the month
The Royal MackIntosh Hotel
From 10.30am - 12 noon.

Dunbar Grammar School
Every  Wednesday.
(usually 4-7pm)

Last Wednesday and second Wednesday of the month
The Willow Room (usually!), Cockenzie House & Gardens.  
10am - 12 noon.


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