Silver Sunday is delighted to announce that it is partnering with ‘Championing Social Care’ in support of their first ever Care Home Open Week.
Taking place from 28th June – 4th July 2021, Care Home Open Week aims to connect care homes and the wonderful people who live there with their local communities. Care homes will be invited to host special events and activities throughout the week. As part of their Open Week calendar they will in particular be invited to celebrate older people in support of Silver Sunday.
Now in its tenth year, Silver Sunday has been the catalyst for thousands of activities for older people across the UK, including in the care sector. Every year on the first day Sunday in October, care providers such as Bupa, HC-One, Sanctuary and Bluebird Care have put on special events as part of the national day for older people. These have included Mad Hatters Tea Parties, virtual musical performances and Chair Yoga encouraging local communities to join in. This year Silver Sunday takes place on 3rd October 2021 and is aiming to have more than 2,000 activities for older people nationwide.
“We are very excited about this partnership with Championing Social Care. Silver Sunday already has many friends in the care sector who have supported us for several years, but this partnership offers the opportunity to reach across the entire care community and celebrate Silver Sunday together.” Matthew Sykes, CEO Sir Simon Milton Foundation, sponsors of Silver Sunday
“Care Home Open Week is passionate about connecting older people with their communities, which is why we are thrilled to partner with Silver Sunday. This partnership will enable older people to link up with their local care homes, giving them the opportunity to participate in great events and meet new people.” Mitesh Dhanak, Care Home Open Week Committee Lead
As part of the partnership the founder of Silver Sunday, Lady Christabel Flight, will be joining the Championing Social Care Ambassador team. Christabel has worked tirelessly for older people in Westminster for many years and is passionate about sharing the contributions that older people make to society.