Silver Sunday Event

Published: 22/05/2019

On the first Sunday of October we were very happy to be a part of Silver Sunday....

On the first Sunday of October we were very happy to be a part of Silver Sunday – an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK, celebrating the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities.

We had a free tea tasting and jewellery making event with over 50 people attending. Also the South Westminster Community Choir who sang some old favourites were a huge success. Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 by Lady Christabel Flight, Westminster City Council’s Older People’s Champion. We are very lucky that she is our local councillor and a supporter of the service we provide in Westminster. In fact Christabel and the Lord Mayor came to our event and each made a piece of jewellery. We are already planning for our event next year – it’s going to be bigger and better and more inclusive for members of the local community!

Peter Slough said:

 Silver Sunday is the perfect event for us to get involved with. Everyday our staff tackle issues of isolation and loneliness within Westminster and the City of London. Westminster has the highest rates of people living within flats in the UK and unfortunately this means many people are stuck in flats that are above the ground floor and therefore very isolated and not able to get out. When the opportunity to get involved with Silver Sunday arose we were very excited and wanted to put on an interesting and inclusive event.

Additionally having the Lord Mayor and Christabel attend was a real treat. Silver Sunday is all about getting people out and active in the community. Statistics show that 60% of people who have had a fall in Westminster never leave their house again, this is something that ourselves and the rest of the Westminster community need to work hard to change.