Bluebird Care presents A Tea Dance in support of Silver Sunday

Published: 22/05/2019

It will be taking place at the North Leeds Bowling Club on Sunday 6th October at 2:00pm ...

It will be taking place at the North Leeds Bowling Club on Sunday 6th October at 2:00pm and the event will be attended by members and friends of the club.

The event is a 1940’s vintage tea party, with a buffet and drinks.  The entertainers will be playing 1940’s music and dancing is a must.

Bluebird Care Supporting Older People in north Leeds for Silver Sunday

50 people from the north Leeds community attended a free tea dance, hosted by Bluebird Care (Leeds North) at the North Leeds Bowling Club, this weekend.

On Sunday 6th October 2013, Bluebird Care (Leeds North) held a TEA DANCE at North Leeds Bowling Club to celebrate Silver Sunday and raise awareness about loneliness amongst older people.

Managing Director of Bluebird Care, David Brown said,

"We were keen to get involved with Silver Sunday because we provide care to a lot of people over 65 in our community.  We understand that sometimes our care workers are the only people they see all day and they can get quite lonely.

We decided to hold this event on Silver Sunday to help raise awareness about loneliness amongst older people, how joining a bowling club can combat this and keep you physically and socially active.”

This event follows on from Bluebird Care’s national launch of their Silver Sunday support in Westminster on Tuesday 24th September, where they were joined by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Sarah Richardson, Lady Christabel Flight, who launched Silver Sunday last year and special guests, the Chelsea Pensioners from the Royal Hospital in Chelsea.

Lady Flight, who is Westminster City Council’s Older People’s Champion said,

I am thrilled Bluebird Care has chosen to support this initiative by hosting a range of activities throughout the UK, which has raised the profile hugely. Silver Sunday is a celebration of older people and an opportunity to recognize their valuable contributions to our communities.”

Last year, there were 19 Silver Sunday events around Westminster.  This year, with the focus on Silver Sunday being more of a national initiative, Bluebird Care alone held over 40 events around the UK.