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 next on 4th October 2015!


With an ageing population we have more Senior Citizens than ever before, not all of them are blessed with family and they can often feel isolated. Silver Sunday is a real opportunity for communities to get together and celebrate the contribution that our Senior Citizens have made to all that makes Britain great.DAvid Hansard 2015

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West

“Who cares what it says on your birth certificate – it’s how you feel about yourself that matters.  We all have just one life to live.  Make sure you live it to the full.” Angela Rippon

Angela Rippon, OBE Writer and Presenter

“Silver Sunday: A day not to ignore older people, but celebrate and remember the important role that they play in our society. Older people are often undervalued by society and by getting involved in events such as Silver Sunday we can help to tackle loneliness and build a fairer society.” Diana Moran

Diana Moran, BBC TV’s Green Goddess

“I’m so looking forward to being a part of Silver Sunday once again this year. Our “West End Sing-A-Long” was such fun and we all had a good song, a good laugh and an even better a cup of tea after! It’s an honour to be a small part of this fabulous nationwide event!”

Ben stock

 

Ben Stock Singer Pianist

MarkBeaumont“Silver Sunday is growing in events and popularity year on year – what a wonderful excuse for the retired generation to meet and make new friends and for us to benefit from their knowledge and life experiences.”

Mark Beaumont

653885072Silver 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.

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

Latest news

group_photo

World Record Breaking Centenarian Tea-Party

  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

silversunday large

Silver Sunday 2014 Wrap Up

  What a fantastic Silver Sunday! Stretching from Devon to Orkney to Derry, Silver Sunday 2014 was a tremendous day that saw nearly 400 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 all…