Silver Sunday

Sunday 1 October 2017

Silver Sunday a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities, takes place on Sunday 1 October 2017, coinciding with the United Nations' Older People's Day.

Don't forget to start planning your 2017 event/s, if you have not already done so, and post these on the website as soon as you can at Silver Sunday as it really does encourage others to get involved.

Local authorities, communities, private, voluntary and public organisations, as well as individuals, are being asked to put on free events for older people or simply write a card or deliver a cake. This helps combat loneliness and presents an opportunity to bring generations together. While celebrating the contribution of older people, it will increase their happiness and wellbeing.

Silver Sunday started in Westminster in 2012 and since then has gained widespread support. The aim is to turn it into a national day matching Mothering Sunday and Father's Day, establishing it in the national consciousness as a day when we think about older people, celebrate their contribution to their communities and help them. With the help of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, Silver Sunday has grown to the point where last year over 600 events were held nationwide and attended by thousands of older people.

This year it is really hoped that Silver Sunday will be a day when the nation pauses to think about older people and actually does something for them.

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