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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

PALM is a social group café for people in Balerno, Currie or Juniper Green with advanced loss of memory or dementia and their carers.

The PALM café aims:

- To provide a space for people with memory loss and their carers to meet others for support and social contact.
- To use activities such as music, movement, reminiscence and craft to enhance the wellbeing of the person with advanced memory loss.
- To provide an opportunity for informal support and information for carers.

What do we offer?

A varied programme of activities including music, movement, reminiscence and craft. We have regular guest speakers, entertainment and a summer outing. Tea, coffee and delicious cakes are provided for a small donation.

The PALM café is held in the St Joseph’s Centre, Balerno on the last Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm to 4pm.

This is a group for people who are able to attend safely on their own or who are accompanied by someone to support them.

We welcome volunteers to help in the running of the group. You do not require any previous experience and any time you can give will be greatly appreciated.

If you would be interested in attending this group and would like more information please contact Kay Latimer by telephone or email.


Car parking is free, and either in the nearby Scotmid Car Park or on Johnsburn Road

Scotmid is visible taking the first exit at the mini-roundabout in front of the Church; follow the road round; the car park lies to the right side and rear of the building.

Johnsburn Road Take the 2nd exit off the mini roundabout and park on the right side parallel to the Church.

Lothian Buses: Number 44 and 44a bus route from the city.
Days and Times
Tuesday Last Tuesday of the month 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Balerno Parish Church
2 Main Street
EH14 7EH

South West 
Contact Details
Contact Person: Kay Latimer
Contact Telephone: 0131 449 6186
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 23 August 2019