Dementia Friendly Musselburgh Launch Event Sat 27th June 1pm-6pm

The day for the launch event for Dementia Friendly Musselburgh is almost upon us! It is on SATURDAY, 27th JUNE 1PM-6PM in the grounds of ST ANDREW’S HIGH CHURCH, HIGH ST, MUSSELBURGH.

It looks from the forecast that the day will be fine – thank God for that!

There will be activities and entertainment for all the family – a Pipe Band, dance troupes, a Fire Engine, a Face Painter, refreshments, but also a more serious side:-

  • the chance to see the Alzheimer Scotland ‘Dementia Friends’ videos and to register as a Dementia Friend, that is as someone who wants to see our community as more Dementia-friendly and will seek to be Dementia-friendly in their daily life
  • the chance to see the video about the Hollies Day Centre
  • the chance for those with dementia and their carers to say what is good and bad for them in and about Musselburgh
  • the chance for all to say how they can and will help to make Musselburgh and the surrounding area more Dementia-friendly.

We have had the support of lots of local organisations, including Tescos, Greggs and Loretto School, so the main refreshments will be FREE.

The day – and indeed the whole Dementia Friendly Musselburgh initiative – is being fronted by a broad-based partnership, including Alzheimer Scotland, the Church of Scotland (through me!), Carers of East Lothian, Tescos, The Hollies Day Centre, Eskgreen Care Home and many others.

The Church is involved because we see it as part of our call to ‘Love our neighbours as ourselves’ to do all we can to make our Churches and our communities as friendly as they possibly can be for those who live with Dementia and their carers. If we get it right for those with dementia, we will get it right for many other grouos, too.


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