Silver Sunday is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate older people and to remember the important role we can all play in supporting those who might be lonely or isolated in our community. By getting involved in events such as Silver Sunday we can help to tackle loneliness and build a fairer society.
As an independent expert on later life issues, I am really proud to be taking on this important new role. Older people are often so undervalued by society and even undervalue themselves – this needs to change. Older members of society have so much wisdom and experience and everyone can benefit from ensuring their skills do not go to waste when they still have so much to offer.
Many people believe that these days growing older is something that should be celebrated. Silver Sunday certainly encourages the enjoyment side of getting out and about and meeting new people: offers like tea dances, computer classes, yoga, film nights, belly dancing … are hard to resist (well, maybe the belly dancing is) and that is what we hope is achieved by Silver Sunday – a little encouragement to make the most of life.
On Silver Sunday, David Amess MP broke the world record for the most men present at a gathering of centenarians at his 9th Annual Centenarians Tea Party. The event took place at Nazareth House Care Home 5th October 2014 complete with tea, cake, music, dancing and a giant pumpkin! For a full story visit the link below: http://www.davidamess.co.uk/news/david-amess-mp-hosts-record-breaking-tea-party-centenarians-across-essex
What a fantastic Silver Sunday! Stretching from Devon to Orkney to Derry, Silver Sunday 2015 was a tremendous day that saw over 350 events take place right across the UK. From tea dances, to ballet classes to world record attempts – the range of activities arranged by our tremendous hosts has been inspiring. This…