Published: Tuesday, 10th September 2019
Sevenoaks District Council is promoting nine days of free events for older people to celebrate Silver Sunday on 6 October 2019.
Silver Sunday is held yearly on the first Sunday of October. It aims to provide free events for the older generation so they can try something new and meet new people.
The Council is fully embracing Silver Sunday this year by liaising with local community groups to publicise nearly 30 events and activities across the District. These events and activities exist to celebrate older residents, recognise their contribution to their communities and encourage them to socialise and stay active.
Free activities include health walks, coffee mornings, photography lessons, walking rugby, beginners’ Tai Chi and much more! They are taking place all over the District and start on Monday 30 September.
Cabinet Member for ‘People & Places’, Cllr Lesley Dyball, says: “The Silver Sunday is a really positive way of supporting the older community to try new things for free and meet new people by attending existing events and activities.”
Cllr Dyball adds: “If you have an elderly relative or friend who you think would benefit from some more social interaction, encourage them to come along to a Silver Sunday event near them.”
Silver Sunday was launched in Westminster in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Lady Christabel Flight, Westminster City Council’s Older People’s Champion. The project was set up to combat the loneliness experienced by older residents in the city of Westminster and to encourage community interaction through an annual day of events.
In 2013 it went national following interest from local councils, community organisations and businesses.
Last year Silver Sunday saw 1,000 events taking place reaching around 50,000 older people.
For more details on listings taking place across the country, visit www.silversunday.org.uk