Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. Led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, it celebrates the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities while combating loneliness and isolation. Everyone can get involved, whether that’s organising an event, spreading the word, or simply attending an activity.   Silver Sunday will take place on 5th October 2014!


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.                                                                                                            653885072

Norman Lamb MP - Minister of State for Care and Support

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.Altmann

Ros Altmann - Business Champion for Older Workers.

I am delighted to learn that Silver Sunday is taking place again this year with a much wider spread of activities.  I offer my thanks to all those who have organised and contributed to the events and activities being planned to celebrate the day.boris-johnson-798004737

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

GloriaMany 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.

Gloria Hunniford

Joanna Lumley“This is a special day for older people to get involved in community events and   activities to bring back some of the traditional community spirit. It’s also a small thank you for your contribution to society.”

Joanna Lumley

B0026P 0673Silver Sunday: a day not just to celebrate the Silver Surfers’ great contribution to their communities, but a special day for the young-at-heart everywhere.

Sir Terry Wogan

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