Age UK’s Silver Sunday is a day dedicated to older people which takes place every year in October. Fun and free activities are held across the UK where older people can make new friends, visit new places, try new activities and connect with other generations in their local communities. Simply put, it is a day for older people to have something special to look forward to and enjoy themselves.

Silver Sunday was conceived in 2012 by The Lady (Christabel) Flight, who at the time was a trustee of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, and it was run by the Foundation for many years.

In 2024, Age UK took on the campaign. Through its network of local Age UKs and its event expertise, the Charity plans to grow Silver Sunday, which saw over 2,000 events taking place across the UK in 2023, and create more opportunities for older people who are feeling lonely or isolated.

Silver Sunday is a powerful vehicle to draw attention to the problem of loneliness amongst older people. Celebrating the contribution of older people to society, also increases their happiness and wellbeing and presents an opportunity to bring generations together.

Silver Sunday also provides an opportunity for local authorities, charities, community groups and private, voluntary and public organisations to promote what they already do to relieve social isolation and loneliness among older people.

This year Age UK’s Silver Sunday takes place on 6 October – please add it to your diary! If you have any questions on how to take part email us at  info@silversunday.org.uk.

“Our ambition has always been to create a day in the nations’ hearts where older people feel valued and are given new opportunities to get out of the house, learn new skills, make new friends and connect with the communities and generations around them – if we can have a Father’s Day and Mothering Sunday, why not a day for older people?!”

The Lady Christabel Flight

Silver Sunday Founder


Silver Sunday