The national day for older people

Sunday, 2nd October 2022

Whether you want to take part in or organise something, Silver Sunday is for you.

What is Silver Sunday?

Initially launched as a local campaign to tackle loneliness and isolation, Silver Sunday is now a national day where people of all generations can come together by hosting fun and free activities for older people. It is a day where older people can meet new people, visit new places, try new activities and connect with their local communities and the generations around them.

Who is taking part in 2022?

Anyone and everyone can take part. In 2021 there were more than 750 events for older people across the UK, organised by wonderful local groups, businesses and volunteers.

At a time when the loneliness and isolation being felt by our older citizens has never been more acute, please help us by making this the biggest Silver Sunday yet by putting on a Silver Sunday event, helping others who are already involved or simply take part in a Silver Sunday event in your community.

Many organisations have already pledged their support and are starting to plan their Silver Sunday activities. We hope to see hundreds more on the map over the coming months – keep an eye out for more details coming soon!  Click markers on the map to see who has signed up so far.

How can I take part?

Think of activities you could put on for older people in your area

Add your event details to our online searchable map 

Welcome the whole community – and have fun!

“Silver Sunday is a day that offers us all the opportunity to focus on older people’s contributions to our communities and to our society.  Different generations gather together across the UK to celebrate their elders and to make new friends, through a variety of fun, free activities that range from tea parties to curling to Zumba dancing.  As a member of Silver Sunday’s target audience, I can honestly say that it is a completely brilliant initiative.”

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

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