Dementia-friendly activities in East Renfrewshire

Find out about local groups that support people with dementia, and their loved ones.

Dementia Awareness Week 2024

This Dementia Awareness Week (27 May - 2 June) we want to highlight local groups that support people with dementia, and their loved ones.

There are a range of groups across our communities that can be fun, engaging and safe spaces. There are also a number of health walks which are organised by Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire. The walks listed below are suitable for people with dementia and the Walk Leaders have had Dementia-Friendly training.

For people who are a family carer for a loved one with dementia, the East Renfrewshire Carers centre offers a lot of support, including with adult carer support plans and peer groups. You can find out more on their website.

To find out more about what's on in our communities, the Community Hub Directory is a helpful resource. If you need support with a dementia diagnosis, or looking after someone with dementia, contact Talking Points who can help you find the right resources for you.

Monday

Group - Monday Meets - Dementia Friendly

Group Description - A weekly dementia friendly activity including afternoon tea and activities.

Location -  Mearns Kirk Halls, 404 Mearns Road, G77 5BU

Cost - £2:00

Date / Time - Weekly on a Monday - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Contact Details - Victoria Attwood - 07858552767 - hello@mkhelpinghands.org.uk

Group - Singing for the Brain

Group Description - A group for adults who are isolated or lonely and for people with a diagnosis of Dementia / Alzheimers.  Singing, chat and light refreshments

Location -  Salvation Army, Main Street, Barrhead

Cost - £2:00

Date / Time - Weekly on a Monday  - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Contact Details -  Yvonne - 07730 644503

Tuesday

Health Walk - First Steps at Eastwood Park

For people looking to start walking as a form of exercise or to meet new friends. The walk takes up to 40 minutes.

Place: Eastwood Park, meet outside Eastwood Leisure Centre, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock

Time: 9:30am

Contact: Allan Murdoch/allan.murdoch@va-er.org.uk/ / 07545 653 817

Group - Singing for the Brain

Group Description - A group for adults who are isolated or lonely and for people with a diagnosis of Dementia / Alzheimers.  Singing, chat and light refreshments

Location -  Mearns Parish Church, 242 Ayr Rd, Newton Mearns, G77 6AA7

Cost - £2:00

Date / Time - Weekly on a Wednesday - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Contact Details -  Yvonne - 07730 644503

Group - Musical Minds

Group Description - Alzheimer Scotland Singing Memories Group

Location -  The Park Church Ravenscliffe Drive, Giffnock. , G46 7QR

Date / Time - Last Tuesday of the Month

Contact Details -  Jenny Douglas 07827307582 - jdouglas@alzscot.org

Thursday

Group - Sunshine Cafe

Group Description - A simple meal and sociable activities.  A place where you can have a chat, have things to do and a good sing song in the afternoon?  The Cafe is a dementia friendly place with friends and family always welcome.

Location -  Giffnock United Free Church 163 Fenwick Road Giffnock

Cost - Suggested donation - £3 to £5

Date / Time - Weekly on a Thursday - 11:30am - 3:00pm

Contact Details - Maureen Stewart - 0141 589 6977

Group - MKHH - Dementia Lunch and Social Club

Group Description - Weekly lunch and social club for people living with dementia.

Location -  Mearns Kirk Halls, 404 Mearns Road, G77 5BU

Cost - £6:00

Date / Time - Weekly on a Thursday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Contact Details - Victoria Attwood - 07858552767 - hello@mkhelpinghands.org.uk

Group - Barrhead Memory Lane

Group Description - Join us for an entertaining afternoon with music, games, memories, a chat and a cup of tea.

Location - St Andrews Church Community Hall, 2 Ralston Rd, Barrhead, G78 2RR

Date / Time - 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, from 2pm until 4pm

Contact Details - Catherine Livingston or Ronnie Whitelaw - ron3whitelaw@hotmail.com

Group - Soup at St Andrew's

Group Description - All ages welcome for some homemade soup and a cuppa

Location - St Andrew's Community Centre, Ralston Road, Barrhead

Date / Time - 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Contact Details - www.barrhead-standrewschurch.org.uk - www.facebook.com/BarrheadStAndrrews

Group - Sporting Memories

Group Description -  A group for adults over 50 to come together and discuss all things sport over a cuppy and make new friends

Location -  Barrhead Center, 8 Calibar Road, Barrhead, G78 1AA

Date / Time - Weekly on a Thursday  - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Contact Details -  Yvonne Friel - 07760469236

Health Walk - Barrhead Evening Stroll

A leisurely stroll around Cowan Park in the lighter nights.

Time- 6pm

Place- Cowan Park (Aurs Road Entrance, just beyond the changing rooms).

Contact: Allan Murdoch/allan.murdoch@va-er.org.uk/ / 07545 653 817

Friday

Health Walk - Rouken Ramble

A healthy walk in the beautiful surroundings of Rouken Glen Park to start off your weekend.

Time: 10am

Place: Meet outside of Rouken Glen Garden Centre

Contact: Allan Murdoch/allan.murdoch@va-er.org.uk/ / 07545 653 817

Group - Men's Breakfast Club

Group Description - Breakfast rolls and lots of chat

Location -  Mearns Kirk Halls, 404 Mearns Road, G77 5BU

Cost - £2:00

Date / Time - Weekly on a Friday - 10:00am - 11:00am

Contact Details - Victoria Attwood - 07858552767 - hello@mkhelpinghands.org.uk

Group - Sporting Memories

Group Description -  A group for adults over 50 to come together and discuss all things sport over a cuppy and make new friends

Location -  Mearns Kirk Halls 404 Mearns Road Newton Mearns G77 5BU

Date / Time - Weekly on a Friday  - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Contact Details -  Yvonne Friel - 07760469236

Sunday

Group - Down Memory Lane

Group Description - Dementia Café for tea, coffee, cake, biscuits, and friendship!

Location - Thornliebank Parish Church, 61 Spiersbridge Rd, Thornliebank, Glasgow G46 7HT

Date / Time - Every second Sunday - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Contact Details - Linda Campbell - 07931721303

Last modified on 28 May 2024