About

Silverline Memories was set up in 2013 to give ‘things to do and places to go’ for people living with a dementia diagnosis in the North East. The charity was founded by CEO Sandra Hastings Coulter, with the passionate belief that enjoyment of life should not end with a diagnosis.

We work hard to provide opportunities to keep people connected, active and engaged in order to facilitate positive mental health and wellbeing.

We also recognise that is it not just the person with the diagnosis who is ‘living with dementia’ but everyone who loves and cares for that person, and we therefore welcome everyone who is affected by a diagnosis, and provide specialist support to carers and families. We support over 100 people each year who have been affected by dementia.

picture of people with dementia and their carers dancing at a silverline memories event

Silverline Memories was founded in 2013 to provide much needed services and activities for people with Dementia, and their families, in the North East of England.

We are a charity registered in England and Wales, (number 1163582) and we are governed by a Board of Trustees.  Sandra still leads the day-to-day operations supported by a team of volunteers, all of whom have personal experience of supporting a family member with Dementia.

The Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 stopped us from running our face-to-face groups and activities and we had to find new ways of engaging and supporting our friends, including providing practical help alongside our social opportunities and emotional support. Silverline Memories is now leading the way for Digital Inclusion for people with Dementia, with more online groups and activities being added to our portfolio all the time.

Silverline Memories is funded by Grants from both National and Local Trusts and Organisations. We also rely on the generosity of supporters.

Like many charities the Coronavirus Pandemic has had a devastating effect on our income with the loss of donations and cancellation of fundraising events. We welcome all donations however small.

If you would like to find out more about what we do and how can help you or your loved one, click the button below to see our contact details.