Silver Sunday started a decade ago with a simple tea dance for older people. Within a few short years, it has transformed into a national campaign to celebrate the contribution of the over 50s while promoting social activities and bringing generations together. This year, Silver Sunday celebrates its 10-year anniversary so there will be a host of exciting local activities and events, most of which are free.
One-day Leisure day pass (free)
Residents aged 55 plus can claim a free one-day pass for White Oak Leisure Centre in Swanley on Sunday 6 November or Sunday 4 December 2022.
The pass gives access to all facilities except the toning suite, which is closed on Sundays. One pass per person.
Email email@example.com for details and terms and conditions.
Pippa’s yoga and Supper Club (free)
Take part in a one-hour chair yoga session with Pippa before unwinding with a delicious tasting meal from the Supper Club. Chef Tom will also provide a demonstration of vegan cheese making.
Saturday 12 November 11am
Bat & Ball Station, Sevenoaks TN14 5AP.
For more information, email Iona Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Pop Up Sue’ gentle exercise sessions
Increase mobility, strength and balance through gentle exercise with Sue Larken from Age UK. A chance to get moving and socialise with others.
Thursday 10 November 10.30am to 12noon
Cowden Village Hall, 5 North Street, Cowden, Edenbridge TN8 7HT
Monday 5 December 10.45am to 12.45pm
Chiddingstone Causeway Hall, Tonbridge Road, Chiddingstone Causeway TN11 8JSC
Classes cost £3.50 to £4 depending on the location.
For more information, contact Sue on 07867 648667 or email email@example.com.
Every Step Counts (free)
Walk your way back to fitness with a free health and wellbeing walk, led by qualified and dedicated volunteers who’ll support and encourage you every step of the way.
Eynsford - Mondays 10.30am
Riverside Tea Room, Eynsford DA4 0AE
Riverhead – Tuesdays 10am
By the Bullfinch exit of the Tesco car park TN13 2QS
Chiddingstone – Tuesdays 11am
The Castle Inn, Chiddingstone TN8 7AH
Otford – Wednesdays 10am
High Street Car Park by the Memorial Hall TN14 5PQ
West Kingsdown – Wednesdays 10.30am
West Kingsdown Pavilion off London Road TN15 6BZ
Chipstead – Thursdays 10am
Opposite the Bricklayers Arms, Chevening Road TN13 2RZ
Swanley – Thursdays 10am
Swanley Park, meet opposite the café BR8 7PW
Sevenoaks – Thursdays 2pm
Greatness Park Car Park on Mill Lane, opposite the Mill Pond TN14 5BX
Kemsing – Fridays 10.30am
Kemsing Village Car Park TN15 6NA
Every Step Counts seated exercise classes (free)
Riverhead - Mondays 3.30pm
Village Hall, Sevenoaks TN13 2EL
Swanley - Wednesdays 12.50pm
The Pavilion (behind The Alexandra Suite) St Mary’s Road, Swanley BR8 7BU
For further details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friendly netball group with a professional coach playing non-competitive matches.
Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm
West Kingsdown Village Hall, London Road TN15 6BZ
Sessions cost £3. For more information email email@example.com
Move it to music
Exercise to music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All done at your discretion, covering everything from stretching, strength, balance, breathing and posture. Standing and seated exercises with no floor work. A fun and sociable group with great people.
Mondays 2pm to 3pm (45 minutes exercise then a short social chat)
The Eden Centre (Hall 1), Four Elms Road, Edenbridge TN8 6BY.
£3 per session. No need to book, just turn up.
For further details, contact Sandra on 07862 768293.
Swanley Indoor Bowls Club, social evenings and matches (free)
Visit www.swanleybowlsclub.co.uk for dates and times of social evenings and indoor winter bowls matches or call Keith Mitchell on 07877 060840.
Dance Around My World with Energise Dance Nourish Art
Inclusive and accessible music, dance and movement sessions and gentle chair-based exercises to improve your mobility, posture and health. Classes cost £5 a session.
Tuesdays, 10.30am to 11.30am.
Seal Village Hall, Seal High Street TN15 0BD
Afternoon tea dance
Dancing, cakes and refreshments. £3.50 per person.
Every Wednesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Bat and Ball Centre, Cramptons Road, Sevenoaks, TN14 5DN.
Contact Andrew Watts on 01732 462538.
Age UK lunch club
A tasty, two-course lunch for £4.
First Wednesday of the month, 11.45am to 2pm
Dunton Green Parish Council, Dunton Green Pavilion, Recreation Ground, London Road, TN13 2UR.
Please call 01732 454108 to book your place.
To arrange transport (for Dunton Green residents) please call Judith Verlinden on 07836 525938.
Friday lunch club
£5 for a delicious two-course lunch, tea, quiz and a raffle.
Second Friday of the month, 11.30am to 1.30pm
Westerham Hall TN16 1BJ.
Contact Westerham Town Council on 01959 562147 book your place.
Forget-me-not cafés (free)
A friendly café for people living with memory issues and their carers.
Sevenoaks - First Friday of the month – 10.30am to 12noon
The Hayloft, National Trust Knole House, Sevenoaks TN13 1HU
Otford - Last Thursday of the month - 11am to 12.30pm
Otford Village Memorial Hall, High Street, Otford TN14 5PQ
Edenbridge - Last Friday of the month – 10.30am to 12noon
The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge TN8 6BY
Forget-me-notes, Sevenoaks (sing-a-long with a cuppa) - Third Thursday of the month – 2.30pm to 4pm
Beatrice Wilson Common Room at Rockdale, Rockdale Road TN13 1JT
Games social club (free)
Whether its games such as chess, tiddly-winks, cards or qwirkle - this is the place to join in the fun, meet new people and chat over a cuppa. No need to book, just turn up.
Mondays 10am to 12noon
Rickards Hall, off Edenbridge High Street, (behind the Museum) TN8 5AR.
For further details, contact Edenbridge Town Council on 01732 865368.
Pop-up rural community café and information hub (free)
Led by Action with Rural Communities in Kent
Tuesday 4 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Village Green, Crockenhill BR8 8LT
Riverhead coffee morning
Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with friends and catch up on the local news. £3 per person.
10.30am to 12noon on the last Thursday of every month
The Bullfinch, London Road TN13 2DR.
Call Mara at Riverhead Parish Council on 01732 461278 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) or email Shirley on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sevenoaks Shed (free)
Free taster sessions offering an introduction to the Shed woodworking project. No booking or experience needed, just turn up.
- Tuesday 18 October 10am to 1pm
- Wednesday 19 October 10am to 1pm
Sevenoaks Shed, Abacus Furniture Project, Greatness Lane, Sevenoaks TN14 5BQ.