We currently have two main support services to offer to the community.
We run a Befriending Service where volunteers are matched on a one-to-one basis, with an older person, and the Living Well Café which provides social support for those affected by memory loss and dementia, their families and carers.
Our Befriending Service
Anyone who is over 65 who is lonely or isolated and lives in Bucksburn, Stoneywood, Dyce, Bridge of Don or Kingswells can be referred for a befriender.
A person can refer themselves or be referred by a relative, friend, neighbour or by a professional eg a doctor, nurse, or care manager.
Referring is simple – you can phone us on 01224 712808 and we will complete a referral form over the phone. Alternatively we can send you a referral form by post or email or you can download one here and send it to us.
To find out more about our befriending service click here
The Living Well Café provides a welcoming, safe and supportive place for people living with dementia and/or memory problems and their caregivers. The cafés are open to anyone, and you are welcome to come on your own or with a caregiver.
To come along to the cafes you can be referred through your GP or Community Psychiatric Nurse, or just come along and join in the fun.
If you find this daunting, the café coordinator can visit at home with family members present, so you know a face when you come along. It also gives the family peace of mind when they are able to meet the coordinator in person.
We will help you complete a form so we have contact details and an emergency contact. We will also ask for permission to use your photograph on our web site or Facebook page.
If you would like to download a form to bring with you, you can do that here.
To find out more about our cafés click here.
You may also find the following links to other organisations useful.
Aberdeen Dementia Resource Centre
13-19 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA
Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm
Local Dementia Advisor
VSA Carers Support Services
Aberdeen Care and Repair