Issue No 2, June 2022

We hope you enjoy our June look back!

Tigh na Drochaid Garden, Portree, Isle of Skye

The garden is looking lovely now and we are enjoying meeting there every Friday for our weekly picnics.  Special thanks to the local volunteers who keep the community garden looking so wonderful.  The blossoms and lupins look amazing.

Community Garden in Portree

 

Bollywood Dancing, at the Cuillin HIlls Hotel, Isle of Skye

Everyone enjoyed our Bollywood session at teh Cuillin Hills Hotel in Portree with our very own Dementia Advisor, Lesley Hellon, dancing as both herself and as her alter ego 'Les' !!!¬

Bollywood dancing newspaper cutting

 

National Trust for Scotland

We had a fantastic online talk from Dr Alix H J Powers-Jones from the National Trust's Hugh Miller Museum & Birthplace Cottage in Cromarty on the Black Isle and we learned about the lifew of this inspirational geologist, folklorist, fossil hunter and social justice campaigner.

Ullapool Dolphin Arts Project

The Dolphin Arts Project was created to bring people together for weekly art sessions to creatively support those living with dementia, their families and friends. Artists and volunteers join us to share pleasure in making things and we’ve formed friendships that help keep people in the heart of our caring community. 

Dolphin Arts, group of people

Fort William. Music and Movement

Music therapy is a psychological therapy that aims to facilitate positive changes in emotional wellbeing and communication through the engagement in live musical interaction between client and therapist. Clare Reynolds, one of only two registered musical therapists in Highland, came along to our first Music and Movement session in An Drochaid.  We sang songs, we laughed, we had a go with some of Clare’s instruments, and we even made up our own tunes! 

Group of peple doing music therapy

Fort William Tea & Blether

We had a lovely time, plenty of sweet goodies. This was in conjunction with our partners at the library in Fort William and Sarah Ferguson our Localities Lead popped by to say hi to everyone too. 

Group of people having tea and cake