St Leonard’s St News
Edinburgh Branch Newsletter
Dr Tom Russ,the first beneficiary of the Edinburgh Branch Bursary, has kindly agreed to speak about his research at the open meeting following the AGM. The AGM will be held on Thursday 20 June at 6pm with Dr Russ speaking at 6.45pm, in Alzheimer Scotland National Office at 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh.
Please accept this as your invitation to the AGM and subsequent talk but please let us know by contacting the office if you intend to join us.
A singing session with Wendy Carle Taylor at the September D Café turns into a bit of a dance – enjoyed by all!
Office volunteers wanted
We are looking for volunteers to support Edinburgh Branch to open our office in St Leonard’s Street (opposite Homebase) from 10am to 12pm, Monday to Friday for personal visitors and telephone enquiries. In addition to taking a weekly shift, individual volunteers assume responsibility in specific areas of interest. Edinburgh Branch has a long-established presence in the city offering information and support and the branch volunteers share the office with the Dementia Advisor for Edinburgh. Times would be mutually agreed, ideally a 2-hour shift on a specified day each week. For more details please see Office Volunteer – Edinburgh Branch.
Holidays in Strathyre
We are extremely delighted that we have been able to book fully catered accommodation at Auchenlaich Farmhouse near Callander for three separate weeks this summer. As usual, volunteers will be there offering support, organising outings and activities and, importantly, we will be the only guests in residence. The cost has risen, but we feel confident that this venue will allow us to continue to provide happy and relaxing holidays.
At present we are contacting people on the waiting list, to arrange the guest list. Referrals can still be made by contacting the office, and although a holiday cannot be guaranteed for this year, names will be kept on the waiting list for next year.
If you are interested in helping as a volunteer or to find out more information, or to refer for a holiday, please contact Fiona Ashton at the Edinburgh Branch Office on 0131 667 6289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.