Community Meals and Group Activities – Dementia Support (The Eric Liddell Community)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People who are 18 years old and over and who is affected by dementia

Description

Our dementia inclusive activities aim to connect carers and people living with dementia with others in a similar situation to provide a sense of community.

This service provides social and emotional support, both peer-to-peer and by The Eric Liddell Community facilitator of the groups.

We offer a twice weekly Lunch programme where diners can relax and enjoy the company of people who understand the day-to-day challenges that dementia can have on family and friends. As well as peer support it also offers a great range of activities aimed to bring people together and improve health and wellbeing.

Physical activity – group appropriate classes include Tai Chi and active sit exercises

Social interaction – participants have an opportunity to engage with one another and the session leaders over tea breaks, lunch and during the activity sessions

Creativity and enjoyment- fun and engaging group sessions including music and singing, arts and crafts, and interactive activity

Information, support, and skills – speakers from relevant organisations and programmes regarding social, emotional, and practical support

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

ELC is currently closed because of COVID-19. The support is currently provided remotely, by phone and digitally.

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

Malin Wollberg
15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DP

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Isolation
Loneliness

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