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Reflecting on the Mind Waves Summer Day Out

Mind Waves recently had its summer outing to Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond – my first Mind Waves social. I only recently started helping out with the day to day management of the project. I’m no stranger to the Mind Waves having been a community correspondent for a couple of years. I still […]

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Seeing Life on our Trip!

Last week was the time of year for the Mind Waves Summer Outing. We as a group decided on Balloch/Loch Lomond Shores – great scenery, shopping and lunch. We met at Glasgow Queen Street station – an anxiety challenge for anyone! After some disruption, our tickets were purchased and off we went. Rosie and Pete […]

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Pet Therapy

Something I’ve often felt shame about is my teeth. From the slightly crooked childhood teeth to the train track metal brace and the playground teasing. Which left me often feeling sad.  Until they’re off and I’m a teenager . Then, wow! Compliments on how great my teeth look, so straight and white. I was always […]

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Free Resources from Scottish Opera’s Memory Spinners

Scottish Opera run a project called Memory Spinners which is aimed at people with Dementia and their carers.  They have kindly shared some resources with the Voluntary Action Fund.   These free resources are designed to reflect the type of creative and social activities delivered in their workshops, but are accessible so that people living […]

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“The only thing constant is change”

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour Someone once told me “the only thing constant is change” Nothing ever stays the same for long, but to go from one extreme to the other is quite a dramatic change. I was once at one time a capable, confident, able employee who thought nothing of giving […]

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