Singing is a great way to produce the feel-good factor! The following groups are aimed at carers, with no experience or musical ability necessary – the only requirement is to come along and join in!
Singing groups for people with dementia and their carers
- St Serf’s Church Hall, Clark Road Thursday afternoons (twice monthly). Contact Sheila Hardie (0131 551 1229) or Kate Walker (0131 554 4940)
- St Christophers’ Church Hall, Craigentinny Rd Wednesday afternoons (twice monthly). Contact Sheila Hardie (0131 551 1229) or Kate Walker (0131 554 4940)
- Fairmilehead Parish Church Hall, Frogston Rd West Wednesday afternoons (twice monthly). Contact Anne Summerville (0131 447 5132)
Carers & Co
A choir for carers, friends and relatives. The group meets every Tuesday at the St George and St Andrews church on George Street (next to George Hotel) from 10am-12.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org call Maggie on 07503175418for further details.
Pasda singing group
Meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month in the afternoon (2-3pm) at Morningside United Church, Holy Corner, EDINBURGH.
All carers are welcome to come along. For more information visit the Pasda website.
Carer Group (Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre)
An opportunity to meet with other carers for coffee, cake and a chance to share experiences.
The group is based at the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre but we will occasionally make local outings, go on a short walk or visit a nearby café.
10.30am—noon Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way, Edinburgh,EH14 3JF – (Lothian Bus Routes 30 (direct) or 3, 18, 20, 21, 33 (nearby))
For more information, please call Emma on 0131 622 6666 or email EPattinson@vocal.org.uk
Lunch Breaks @ The Eric Liddell Centre
A group for carers to attend with the person they care for. We have a two-course lunch followed by activities such as singing, themed reminiscence, poetry & stories, tai chi, guest talks of interest, and more.
Open to carers and the cared for person to attend together. Many of those cared for are living with dementia, though the group is open to other care situations too.
Contact: Martha Pollard, Dementia Support & Education Co-ordinator, Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP.
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- Tel: 0131 446 3301