This month’s Kirkintilloch De Café was a busy one, it kicked off at 1pm with some members going on a Health Walk with Andy Lynch the W.A.L.K Development Officer from East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust. Andy led a 30 minute walk from the Baptist Church along the canal path, past the marina and back to the Church just in time for a cup of tea and a biscuit.
This is the first time we have had Andy lead some of our members on a walk, there was a good turnout, lots of positive feedback and the weather even stayed dry for us. We’re looking at this becoming a permanent feature before De Café each month.
Once everyone had caught up and settled with a cuppa, Michael Hughes from Complete Community Care spoke about their free home visiting opticians. Michael explained the home visiting opticians are aimed at those who now struggle to get out, they will receive the exact same service as would be expected from the high street optician and because this is an NHS service it is completely free.
Afterwards people had a chance to try on a range of glasses showing what it’s like for people who have Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts.
For more information on this you can call 0141 404 8354
There were celebrations this month as De Café Bishopbriggs had its 1st birthday, we even had a cake which was cut by Sheila and Ian who were at the very first meeting. We’re proud of the way Bishopbriggs De Café is continuing to grow and the amount people get from it, from information when they need it to a chance to have a chat with friends and people in similar situations.
De Café Milngavie continues to run from Oakburn Park, with the help of staff there. This month Oakburn Park opened Wee Betty’s Bistro, which works the same way as Mary’s Kitchen, where people with dementia can enjoy a meal with family and friends.
Finally we have a new De Café leaflet, which details the times and venues of all 4 De Cafés, for a copy or information on De Café call Karen on 0141 775 0433.