Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Westminster City Councillor Christabel Flight, after a report discovered more than a third of people over 75 said they were lonely. The aim then was to celebrate older residents, recognise their contribution to their communities and help them get out and about to meet new people. Every year since has seen fantastic growth both in the number of events and in people taking part and across the UK, from Orpington to Orkney. In 2016 there were over 600 events attended by thousands of older people.
Silver Sunday celebrates the value and knowledge older people contribute to our communities whilst combating loneliness and isolation. Everyone can get involved, whether by organising an event, spreading the word or simply attending an activity. The next Silver Sunday is October 7th 2018. It is a special day to bring back some of the traditional community spirit and to remember the value that older people bring to our community.
So go for it and celebrate this special day in Chelford with Chelford Together, at their Afternoon Tea event on October 7th. Link up with old friends and make new ones!
Village Hall — To find out more and to book on, please email CanduHelen@gmail.com or contact Helen on 07856 100 136.
Chelford School, Oak Road — Click for more information