Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK, and this year it is on 4th October!
What is Silver Sunday?
Led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, it celebrates the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities while combating loneliness and isolation.
How did it begin?
Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Councillor Christabel Flight, after a report discovered more than a third of people over 75 said they were lonely. The aim was to celebrate older residents and to help them get out and about and meet new people.
Last year’s success
Silver Sunday 2014 was a tremendous success with almost 400 different events taking place across the country, thousands of people were able to get out of their homes, attend a special event and gain the opportunity to make new friends and connections.
Silver Sunday 2015
This year’s Silver Sunday is now less than two months away, and I would urge you to look at their website www.silversunday.org.uk where you will find more information on how to get involved and what activities are going on around your area. With support from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Angela Rippen, Mark Beaumont, David Amess to name a few, Silver Sunday 2015 is set to be the best yet!