Older residents from across East Suffolk are invited to take part in a number of free activities on Sunday 1 October, as part of a national campaign to reduce loneliness.
Silver Sunday is an annual celebration of older people and raises awareness of the social isolation which affects so many. To mark the occasion, free events and activities are taking place in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney and older residents are encouraged to get involved and try something new.
Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, Suffolk Coastal’s cabinet member for Customers, Communities and Leisure and Cllr Stephen Ardley, Waveney’s Deputy Leader and cabinet member for Communities said:
“As detailed in our Business Plan, we want our communities to thrive and for our older residents to feel supported, healthy and engaged. Silver Sunday is a great opportunity to celebrate our older people and ensure their invaluable contribution to society is not overlooked. Along with partner organisations, we are working to combat social isolation and loneliness, which can have a devastating effect on people’s physical and mental wellbeing.”
Suffolk Coastal District Council’s leisure operators, Places for People Leisure, are arranging a variety of free Silver Sunday activities:
Waveney District Council’s leisure partner Sentinel Leisure Trust also has a programme of free events for older people:
Lowestoft O-go-go will also be running activities at the Kirkley Centre in Lowestoft:
Residents living at Waveney District Council’s sheltered housing schemes will also be taking part in Silver Sunday events:
These events are also open to non-residents to attend, free of charge.
Other Silver Sunday events are taking place across East Suffolk on 1 October, including:
For more details, please visit https://silversunday.org.uk