Supporting Silver Sunday to combat loneliness in older people

Published: 22/05/2019

Silver Sunday is held each year on the first Sunday of October in aid of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation. The aim of Silver Sunday is to celebrate older people and their contribution to communities.

Silver Sunday is held each year on the first Sunday of October in aid of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation. The aim of Silver Sunday is to celebrate older people and their contribution to communities.

Through an array of free events and activities Silver Sunday offers older people a chance to keep active, to try new things, meet their neighbours and, ultimately and most importantly to help overcome loneliness.

Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Councillor Christabel Flight, after a report was published showing that more than a third of people over 75 said they were lonely. The goal of Silver Sunday was to celebrate older residents and to help them get out and about and socialise.

Silver Sunday 2017 falls on Sunday 1st October and is set to be even bigger and better than previous years with events happening right across the UK. There will be a wide variety of activities taking place with everything from computing classes to supervised gym sessions, singing clubs to playing bingo or even a knitting and craft club, ensuring there will be something to suit all tastes.

Everyone can get involved, whether that’s organising an event, spreading the word, or simply attending an activity.  

To join in this year you can see the list of upcoming events on the Silver Sunday website.  If you see something that you would be interested in taking part in, use the contact information supplied to sign up.