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Communities come together for Silver Sunday 2020

Communities come together for Silver Sunday 2020

Despite Silver Sunday 2020 being our most challenging to date due to Covid-19, thanks to the incredible efforts of more than 100 organisations, supporters and volunteers – nothing could stop Silver Sunday going ahead and we saw many thousands of new connections with...

Centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior

Centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior

This year, 11th November 2020 marks the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior. Silver Sunday founder, Christabel Flight and Chief Executive of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, Matthew Sykes have been working closely with Westminster City Council on a special...

Silver Sunday Founder receives Prime Minister’s Award

Silver Sunday Founder receives Prime Minister’s Award

Lady Christabel Flight, Founder of Silver Sunday, has been awarded The Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers across the country. Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change...

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall sends message of support for Silver Sunday

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall sends message of support for Silver Sunday

In support of this year’s Silver Sunday – the national day for older people – The Duchess of Cornwall has recorded a video message calling for everyone to take part and do something kind for an older relative, neighbour or friend. Silver Sunday “is a day that offers...

Top Tips for a ‘socially-safe’ Silver Sunday 2020

Top Tips for a ‘socially-safe’ Silver Sunday 2020

This year, despite the shadow of COVID-19, we are so excited to hear how plans are adapting and evolving to create safe ways of bringing people together to celebrate our National Day for Older People on Sunday 4th October.

Silver Sunday 2019: Some Happy Memories

Silver Sunday 2019: Some Happy Memories

Once again, Silver Sunday 2019 was our biggest year to date with over 1,200 events and activities all around the UK including a strong coverage across Scotland and expansion in Wales. This wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible dedication of over 100...

Coronavirus: An Update from Silver Sunday

Coronavirus: An Update from Silver Sunday

The novel coronavirus illness called COVID-19 will impact all of us.  We are very aware though that older people are more vulnerable to COVID-19, so we are closely monitoring the situation.  Looking ahead, the well-being of those who take part in Silver Sunday, whether as guests, volunteers or organisers, will be our priority.

Scouts, Silver Sunday & Skills for Life

"Thank you very much for a really lovely afternoon’s tea party yesterday. Mary and I had a really good time talking to all your lovely cubs. We were very impressed with how mature and grown up they were and their kindness to us oldies, you should be very proud of...

Winter & Dementia

For someone living with dementia, incorporating seasons into activities can help to spark memories and improve overall wellbeing.

Silver Swans

Silver Swans

We celebrated Silver Sunday with a Silver Swans® ballet class for the over 55s in Bury, Lancashire.

Tea Dance for One Thousand Guests

Tea Dance for One Thousand Guests

Miss Marple and Gangsta Granny actress, Julia McKenzie CBE, joined 1,000 Westminster residents aged 65 and over at the annual Sir Simon Milton Foundation Tea Dance.

Creating New Moments of Connection this Silver Sunday

Creating New Moments of Connection this Silver Sunday

91% think small 'moments of connection' can make a difference to someone feeling lonely according to recent YouGov data released by Campaign to End Loneliness*. Silver Sunday is working with hundreds of organisations around the UK in creating over 1,000 events...

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