Beacon Club (The Broomhouse Centre)
The Beacon Club is a day care service for older people who have dementia. The club aims to improve to improve the quality of life for older people who may be isolated, and also supports them to live as independently as possible in their own homes.
The Club meets in the Broomhouse Centre on Mondays and Thursdays, and in Juniper Green on Wednesdays. It is a small group with just 9 or 10 places.
There is a varied programme of social activities, entertainment, and outings to suit the need and abilities of members. Past activities have included outings to places like the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh, the Water of Leith Heritage Centre and trips on a Seagull Trust barge on the Union Canal. Staff work with members individually to help them tell the story of their lives in their personal “Life Story” book. Periodically the group undertakes an arts project such as making a colourful and inventive display for the wall. Each year, those who like gardening plant up the raised tubs in front of the Centre with bedding plants.
Refreshments and a choice of meals are provided. Transport is also provided with a trained escort, to and from the club.
Anyone can make a referral, including carers, friends and family members. Referrals are also received from Social Care, GPs , and other health professionals.
Intended Client Groups:
- Older People
- People experiencing dementia
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Must be over 60 years old with diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Any, including friends and family members.
This service is available by appointment only.
Contact Info. & Provider's Address
79/89 Broomhouse Crescent
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm
-Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 2:30pm-
Tel: 0131 455 7731
Fax: 0131 455 7731
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
Available on the street
- Wheelchair Access
- Translation Service
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Public Transport Information
Lothian Regional Bus Numbers - 3, 3A, 25, 34, 20, 35 to Calder Road