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Lunch Club for People Living with Dementia

EDM (Early Day Motion) 40: tabled on 13 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House applauds the fantastic work of the Trustees of Mearns Kirk Helping Hands in the creation and support for the Lunch Club for People Living with Dementia which meets in Mearns Kirk Halls in Newton Mearns and offers a short respite for carers who are able to take valuable time out for themselves; recognises that the club aims to offer a friendly, safe and stimulating environment for people diagnosed with dementia, where they can share lunch and afternoon tea and participate in activities, such as crafting or games, designed to encourage participation and engagement with others, and to enjoy entertainments, usually musical, that allow members to take part in a way that suits them, and also to undertake trips to favourite seaside towns or local places of interest; notes that the club has adapted to the restrictions imposed during the covid-19 outbreak by moving its activities online so that members can still meet and engage with others, and records its best wishes to club leader, Isobel Dawson, and her fellow volunteers for when the club is able to return to normal operation and to assist more people living with dementia.