Kilmarnock Dementia Resource Centre

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Groups & Activities at Kilmarnock Dementia Resource Centre and East Ayrshire

Activities in East Ayrshire

Kilmarnock activities calendar April 19

Friday Blether & Bite – DRC – weekly on Fridays, noon-2pm

Helen’s soup is justifiably famous in these parts and Irma, Bea and the girls will ensure that you are well fed and watered every week – plenty seating for all the family to join you

Musical Minds –Kay Park Church, London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7AA – weekly on Wednesdays, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Now famous, with its own choir that are in high demand, the original Musical Minds is still as popular as ever, drawing big crowds without losing its friendly atmosphere.  Tea and biscuits is followed by Eddie and Andy, with occasional guest musicians to keep the boys on their toes.

Young at HeART – DRC – weekly on Thursdays, 10am-noon

Linda and Victoria set up easels, clean the brushes, sharpen the pencils and create the perfect environment for your creative talents to come through – watercolours, still life and even some decoupage have been produced.  While talent is optional, enthusiasm is essential!

Football Memories – Rugby Park, Kilmarnock – monthly on the first Monday, 3pm-4.30pm

Kilmarnock Football Club host a lively and banter-filled afternoon of football reminiscing and unfavourable comparisons with ‘today’s crop of prima donnas’.  Football cards from yesteryear are all the prompts required here, although the Killie Pie at half time is a fair draw in itself

Galston Friendship Club – Hogg Hall, Galston – monthly on the 3rd Thursday, 2pm-4pm

A great selection of local musicians are complemented by a warm welcome and trestle tables bursting with all manner of sweet treats – our Dementia Advisor is on hand to answer any queries that you might have about dementia and how it is affecting you.

Tea Dance, Stewarton – St Columba’s Church Hall, Stewarton – monthly on the last Friday, 2pm-3.30pm

Join us for tea, coffee, home baking, great entertainment, friendship, support and a very warm welcome.

Dog Days – DRC – monthly on the last Thursday, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Proving that 4 legs are better than 2, our dog days are fun, educational, and most importantly, therapeutic.  There are pooches on hand to adore and pet, but we also have ‘star dog’ attractions from Medical Detection Dogs to Police Dogs and, of course, our Dementia Dogs.  This gets busy, (and noisy) so please call for availability.

Girls Gathering - DRC - Weekly on a Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm 

A lively group of ladies who enjoy a good blether and a cup of tea!  A chance to meet new friends, do a bit of knitting or just have a chat. 

Men’s Group – DRC - Weekly on a Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm

Sometimes, men just need to be men – we have a lively group that sets the world to rights every fortnight, covering politics, football, and where you can get the best pint!!  We avoid religion (strayed into that territory once, never again) but all else is fair game.  Limited spaces in this group so please call for details.

Dementia Friends Sessions – DRC – contact DRC for session information

Rowantree Dementia Café – Rowantree Court, Drongan – 2nd Monday of month, 10am - noon

Join staff at Rowantree Court, along with our Dementia Advisor, who will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have about dementia and how it is affecting family or loved ones.

Carer Support Through Learning - DRC - 1st Thursday of each month 11am-12.30pm

Music & More - St John's Church, Cumnock - 1st Monday of each month - 2pm-4pm.

Join us for an afternoon of great entertainment, refreshments and support.  Open to the whole community.

Tech Drop-In -DRC - weekly on a Tuesday 9am-12 noon.  Contact the DRC for further information.

Walking Football - Onthank Community Centre, Kirkton Road, Kilmarnock - weekly on a Wednesday 11am -12 noon.

Dunlop Circle of Friends - Church Hall, Dunlop - 2nd Thursday of each month between 2pm and 4pm.

Music & More - Dalmellington Community Centre - 2nd Friday of each month between 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Join us for tea, coffee, home baking, great entertainment, friendship, support and a very warm welcome.

Cooking with Confidence - DRC - 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 4pm till 6pm.  Contact the DRC for further information.

Ah'm Dancin - Crosshouse Parish Church, Crosshouse - 3rd Friday of each month from 2pm until 3.30pm.

Learn new steps, make new friends, keep fit and have fun.  Dancing, tuition, displays and refreshments.  All welcome.  Featuring dance lessons by Ayrshire's top dance tutors, Alex Houston and Margaret Crabb (Step123).

Cinema Session - DRC - 3rd Monday of each month from 2.30pm until 4pm.

Join us for film entertainment, quizzes and lively chat with refreshments.

Afternoon Tea @ The DRC - held at the DRC on the 4th Thursday of every month - 2pm till 4pm.

Join us for afternoon tea, sandwiches, cakes and plenty of tea or coffee.  With information and support available if required.

Caring for Carers Social Group - held on the last Tuesday of each month from 1pm till 3.30pm.

Our activities are only possible due to the commitment of our volunteers and the donations we gratefully receive.  A donation towards refreshments would be very much appreciated.

Our Community Groups are provided to be enjoyed by anyone living with dementia or experiencing difficulties with their memory, including their families and friends.

All are welcome; people who can attend independently and/or for those unable to do so should come with a companion who can take responsibility for them and share the experiences of the group.

For further information on our community activity groups please contact John Gray, Community Activities Organiser on 01563 542621 or [email protected]



Key staff
  • Jim Baird –  Localities Resources Co-ordinator
  • John Gray - Community Activity Organiser
  • Helen Hollywood – Dementia Advisor 
  • Michael Martin  – Dementia Link Worker
  • Mary Ann Rae - Sessional Support Worker
  • Jill Haigh - Volunteer Co-Ordinator
  • Jane Trinder – Receptionist/Administrator
Jim Baird, Locality Resource Co-Ordinator
Kilmarnock Dementia Resource Centre, 8-12 College Wynd , Kilmarnock, KA1 1HN
01563 542621
[email protected]
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