North Edinburgh Dementia Care News Working For Our Community Issue 6 September 2012 6th Edition! As you see our autumn newsletter is once again full of Hello and welcome to our latest edition of our newsletter. photos of our members having a great time. We have had We hope you find the information contained within the a busy six months at the Centre (as always!) newsletter useful. If you have any suggestions or ideas that We are currently engaged in the” Investors in Volunteers” you would like to see included, please do not hesitate to award, this process will take about a year to complete and contact us. we have to meet several standards in order to achieve this award. However all our efforts for this award are vital, to Included with this newsletter are some photographs of ensure we are able to recognise and support our what we like to do, don’t worry if you are not featured in volunteers fully, which ultimately enhances service delivery this edition there will be more to follow. Alternatively for our members and the volunteers experiences here. please feel free to pop into the centre and see us at work! We have put up notice boards in the centre which display photos of all the Board members, staff and volunteers so that they can become “kent” faces by all who come to In This Issue NEDC. Recent surveys carried out have been really positive Details of our service about our service so thank you all the members/carers A few words from the manager /staff and volunteers who returned these. We know we are Time for Carer’s doing a good job, but it is great to hear it from you, the Fund raising events most important people! What we have been doing! Finally huge thanks you to our two intrepid cyclists who cycled round Islay and Jura (and sampled a few local drams on the way) and raised £1028 for NEDC Well done. Details of our service North Edinburgh Dementia Care is a registered charity Volunteers organisation that provides care and support for people We are looking for Volunteers to help support our service living in the North of Edinburgh who have been affected /members. We aim to include diversity in everything that directly or indirectly by dementia. we do therefore everyone is welcome to apply. You may not think so but you have a multitude of skills and abilities Our centre provides a day care service six days per week, and interests that can be used to benefit our members. Monday to Saturday. Please check out our website for Can you sing, chat, play dominoes, wash dishes, bake, knit, more details - www.nedc.org.uk. If at any point you are do arts and crafts, drive -do you have a car and clean looking for additional day care days, please contact us drivers licence. Do you have a few hours a week to spare? 0131 553 7147 to discuss. If so, why not drop in or contact me to discuss what we can do for each other. We provide person centred care, which is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual as well as transport to and from the centre and a hot meal. We also Time for Carer’s have the facilities to offer personal care, as well as a wide Yes we have changed the name of the carer’s meeting. range of meaningful activities. Day care costs are £11.50 Thank you to everyone who came along to the September per member per day. meeting. The dates of the next meetings are Saturday 6 th October 10.30am, Tuesday 6th November at 11am and Chiropody Service Questionnaire Thursday 6th December t 1.30pm. Everyone is welcome so if you have not been before, please come along and join us it’s very informal. If you would like to bring along your family member to be supported separately from the meeting please telephone me 2 days in advance and I will Thank you to everyone who returned the chiropody arrange to have a member of the staff team present at the questionnaire, we are currently completing various funding centre for the duration of the meeting. This opportunity will applications to support this service that you would like us allow you to meet other carer’s, share information and to provide. Watch this space for more information. obtain advice, help and support. Future fund raising event A few words from the Manager Like every Charity organisation, we are always looking for Hello all, ways to increase our funds. This year we have had a North Edinburgh Dementia Care News Working For Our Community Issue 6 September 2012 couple of fund raising events. Please remember we are We continue to have lots of visitors to the centre we always looking for donations of prizes for raffles etc, all recently had a “sports Day” where 5 volunteers from The donations will be greatly received. Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) came along and helped us with the activities (one being to try and hook a duck not as easy as it looks I may add!) and food. Everyone had a fantastic day and won lots of prizes, including Gold Medals, chocolate prizes and Certificates. I will catch this duck! We have once again be working with the Living Memory Back by popular demand is our annual race night. Keep Association and have been doing some more life story the date free and please come along and join us on work and books with members, it great listening to their life Saturday 10th November 12 at 7pm, at the RAF Club stories. This time family members were involved and seem Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh. We would appreciate your to enjoy this as much as the members. We hope to be able support at this event you can help by either “ sponsoring a to expand this to more of our members in the future but race “ at the cost of £30.00, or “buying a horse” at £2.50 need to secure more funding. So watch this space! each, making a donation to the raffle, buying or selling raffle tickets to family and friends and of course attending on the night the tickets are priced at £5.00 per person. Come along and enjoy a “Night at the Races” Please Buchan being presented with his Life Story Book contact Susan Cull on 0131 553 7147 for more details. What we have been doing Well as usual there is far too much to write about, but I will Making Bird Feeders for the garden, lovely and messy! try not to forget anything! We were fortunate to get a donation that allowed us to plan a day trip, some of the members went to Peebles and some went a trip to the East Coast. The weather was lovely and we all stopped for lunch. Although the weather has not been great since then we have also managed various ad hoc bus trips to Dobbies Garden centre, where we enjoyed Tea and Scones. It is always a lovely treat! Enjoying Ice Cream in the Garden! We have also had various parties, this is in addition to the birthday parties/celebrations that we have, and (Every day there seems to be an excuse to eat birthday cake). Anyway we had a party for our 2nd Anniversary here at the centre, we celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee with a party we had an Olympics Day and we continue to have various food and non-alcoholic food tasting days.
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