Silver Sunday Celebrations
Claire Sweeney and John Thomson meet a party of 10 older people from the Richmond Borough hosted by Bluebird Care Richmond and Twickenham
Claire Sweeney and John Thomson met up with a group of Richmond residents after the matinee of September in the Rain at Richmond Theatre .
On Wednesday 2nd October 2013, Bluebird Care (Richmond and Twickenham) took a group of Richmond residents to Richmond Theatre to watch Claire Sweeney and John Thomson in September in the Rain. After the show , Claire and John came out to meet the group to support Silver Sunday: a national initiative to celebrate older people and raise awareness about loneliness amongst older people.
Director of Bluebird Care (Richmond & Twickenham), Maria Leonard said,
50 people older people from the Richmond Borough attended a free singing workshop and tea party, hosted by Bluebird Care (Richmond and Twickenham) and Age UK (Richmond) this weekend.
Andy Baddeley, local Olympian and GB 1500m champion attended the event, led by Ronnie Scott regular Shireen Francis, with Cllr Frances Bouchier, Richmond council champion for older residents drawing the raffle in aid of Age UK (Richmond)
On Saturday 5th October 2013, Bluebird Care (Richmond and Twickenham) held a Singing Workshop and Tea at Age UK Richmond Centre at Barnes Green to celebrate Silver Sunday and raise awareness about loneliness amongst older people.
Managing Director of Bluebird Care (Richmond & Twickenham), David Mitchell said,
We were delighted to join with Age UK (Richmond) at their lively centre in Barnes Green to hold this event in the build up to Silver Sunday to help raise combat loneliness amongst older people and to give them the opportunity to get out of the house, do something different and meet new people."
Lady Flight, who is Westminster City Council’s Older People’s Champion said,