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Posted on October 10th, 2017

Big Hearts - Kinship Family Open Day 2017

Big Hearts - Kinship Family Open Day 2017 On Tuesday 17th of October, we are delighted to open our doors to all kinship care families, with our third… Read More...

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Self-directed Support and Dementia – Information, choice and control

Self-directed Support and Dementia – Information, choice and control LivingTogeTher and Life Changes Trust are hosting six events across Scotland. East Lothian event – 10 a.m.- 2.45 p.m, Wednesday… Read More...

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Luminate Scotland - Creative Ageing Festival

Luminate Scotland - Creative Ageing Festival Scotland’s Creative ageing festival Join our Ageing Well Volunteers for a day of Middle age SPREAD Song Poetry Refreshments Enthusiasm … Read More...

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Purple Alert - a community minded app that helps carers look after people living with dementia

Purple Alert - a community minded app that helps carers look after people living with dementia Purple Alert is a free app designed by people living with dementia and carers, Alzheimer Scotland staff, Police Scotland, Social… Read More...

Posted on October 5th, 2017

SCOTSPIRIT DAY TRIPS 2017 - FREE days out for families you work with

SCOTSPIRIT DAY TRIPS 2017 - FREE days out for families you work with Thanks to a partnership with Visit Scotland and the generosity of attractions and transport providers across Scotland we are able… Read More...

Posted on October 4th, 2017

FREE Flu Vaccination for Carers

FREE Flu Vaccination for Carers SEASONAL INFLUENZA (FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2017-18 Unpaid Carers and young carers are eligible to receive the flu vaccination FREE of… Read More...

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Library Social: A programme of events for people affected by dementia

Library Social: A programme of events for people affected by dementia The “Social” programme is a joint initiative between the National Library of Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Royal… Read More...

Posted on September 26th, 2017

Five Sisters Zoo - Carers Concession

Five Sisters Zoo - Carers Concession Five Sisters Zoo in West Calder are offering a £10.45 concession to Carers visiting the Zoo, as long as a… Read More...

Posted on September 21st, 2017

Restoration Wellbeing Lab - Dalkeith Country Park

Restoration Wellbeing Lab - Dalkeith Country Park At the Restoration Yard we believe passionately in restoration and care of the self. So we’ve created a haven for… Read More...

Posted on September 21st, 2017

Dementia Friendly Art Workshops

Dementia Friendly Art Workshops Join us at the Portrait Gallery or Scottish National Gallery for FREE fun, creative workshops exploring painting, collage, photography or… Read More...

Posted on September 19th, 2017

Dementia Friendly performance of La Traviata - 17th Nov

Dementia Friendly opera This specially-created performance of La traviata is a fully-staged, shortened version of the show. The Orchestra of… Read More...

Posted on August 30th, 2017

Midlothian Doors Open Day - 9th September

Midlothian Doors Open Day - 9th September Midlothian Doors Open Day offers visitors a varied and interesting day out in beautiful countryside with something for everyone, and… Read More...

Posted on August 29th, 2017

WeCan Dementia Friendly Creative Workshop - Festival Theatre

WeCAN creative workshops Scottish The Studio | Mon 23 and Tue 24 October | 12.30pm for lunch, followed by 2… Read More...

Posted on August 24th, 2017

Get on Yer Bike - Grassy Riggs Event!

Get on Yer Bike - Grassy Riggs Event! Grassy Rigg’s are hosting a smoothie and bike demonstration on Tuesday 29th August! Pop along on the day to Jarnac… Read More...

Posted on August 22nd, 2017

Midlothian Transport Guide

Forward Mid have created an excellent guide to transport in Midlothian. As transport can be such an essential component in… Read More...

Posted on August 15th, 2017

Black Diamond Senior's Hour

Black Diamond Senior's Hour Bill Prentice from Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Senior Forum brings you a great hour of musical memories and news for the… Read More...

Posted on August 15th, 2017

Writers wanted for the Luminate Festival

The Luminate Festival for Older People, Scottish Book Trust and Midlothian Libraries are looking for people to take part in… Read More...

Posted on August 15th, 2017

Help Flying with Edinburgh Airport

Help Flying with Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh Airport has been developing resources to support people with additional needs when preparing to fly. Flying can sometimes be… Read More...

Posted on July 20th, 2017

Senior Games Success!

Senior Games Success! Newbyres Flyers and Baldwin Buddies crowned winners at the sixth annual Senior Games!  The popular games, which took place at… Read More...

Posted on May 24th, 2017

Ageing Well Event - Fri 2nd June 2017

FREE Ageing Well Event Find out how fit you are and compare results on your grip strength, shoulder flexibility and… Read More...
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