Celebrating older people this Silver Sunday
Around the country our care homes are holding events and parties on 4 October to mark Silver Sunday - a national day celebrating older people.
Now in its eighth year, Silver Sunday aims to tackle loneliness amongst older people by asking the public to pause, think about the older people in their lives and look for ways to reach out and connect with them.
It is a day to celebrate the contribution older people make to society, a chance to spread some happiness and have some fun.
Always the first Sunday in October, this year Silver Sunday coincides with National Grandparents Day, another special day in the calendar that would usually bring people from different generations together.
Social distancing restrictions mean celebrations this year will look very different but we are all invited to do whatever we can to celebrate the older people in our communities.
Across our care homes fun activities and events are being held to ensure this special day is marked in style. Find details of the virtual get-togethers, music and dance sessions planned (as well as plenty of tasty party food and flowing drinks!)
Video message from Founder of Silver Sunday, Lady Christabel Flight
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Bluegrove House's cocktail party
Everyone at Bluegrove House care home in Bermondsey will be enjoying entertainment from Healthy Happy Music via Zoom, a vibrant cocktail party and home a sing-a-long together this Silver Sunday.
Greenhive sing-along afternoon
From 3pm residents at Greenhive care home in Peckham will be enjoying a chorus of “oldies but goodies” as part of their Silver Sunday sing-a-long.
Rose Court's Mediterranean themed party
Residents at Rose Court care home in Rotherhithe will be enjoying a virtual event with AUKC via Zoom, a Mediterranean inspired menu, Italian entertainment and musical theatre. The afternoon will also see a pub quiz and cocktail party with dancing.