Sunday 6th October 2019
A day of free events and activities up and down the UK
Changing the story of loneliness in older people
Days to go
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. The next Silver Sunday is on 6 October 2019.
Bringing People Together
Performer Will Young joins us for an uplifting & interactive Silver Sunday “Make, Do & Discover” event at the Science Museum.
Changing The Story
Rosemary’s story reminds us why Silver Sunday is so important. A simple knock on her door from a caring individual ‘opened her door to the world’.
Our annual Tea Dance hosted by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, has become known for its winning combination of entertainment, live music, afternoon tea and great company.
Held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, the event attracts over 1,000 Westminster residents.
This event is a great opportunity for people who may not get out of the house very often. If you have a friend or neighbour that might like to join in, spread the word or offer to accompany them.
Sunday 9th December
2 – 4.30pm
Grosvenor House Hotel
86-90 Park Lane
London W1K 7TN
Tickets are reserved for Westminster residents aged 65 and over only.
If more people apply for tickets than are available, they will be entered into a ballot. We will only contact you if you have been successful in receiving a ticket.
On 6th November we held a very special Silver Sunday “Commemoration of Remembrance: 100th Anniversary of the Armistice” event at the Regent Street Cinema for 150 guests.
We joined the Chelsea FC Foundation for their “Walking Football Tournament”, one of many walking sport events around the UK for Silver Sunday.
We are thrilled to have had around 1,000 events this year reaching more older people than ever before, great media coverage, a buzz on social media and wonderfully happy pictures and stories from around the country.
What they say…
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, OBE FRGS
lt is so important that older people feel included in London’s communities. That is why I support Silver Sunday and hope that you all have a wonderful time celebrating the valuable contributions that older people make. These contributions span not just London but up and down the UK. In a city as large as London there is no need for older people to ever feel lonely or isolated but sadly some do. As Mayor, I want to make sure that everyone is engaged and active in their community – young or older.Sadiq Khan