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    Silver Sunday takes place on October 5th and aims to celebrate older people and put on events to meet other people and get out the house. Teamwork Concept

    The first Silver Sunday was held in 2012 and was set up specifically to combat loneliness experienced by older people reports, the Yorkshire Post.

    Last year around 300 events took place which included Zumba classes, kurling and a worl record attempt for the largest gathering of centenarians.

    Coun Flight said: “It is a big step if you are on your own to get out there and do something new. But brave, go along. You’ll find there’s lots of people in the same boat. Silver Sunday is also about recognising if you have an older neighbour who might be lonely, and inviting them to an event. You cannot measure the pleasure it gives people going to an event. These are people who just look at their four walls most of the time, and in some cases, have become scared of going out. Our aim is make this a day in the calendar, like Mothering Sunday, when everybody reaches out to the older people around them.” 

    Details of all Silver Sunday events, and how to add yours to the site, can be found atwww.silversunday.org.uk

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    September 24, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Older People

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