Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Older generation encouraged to try something new during nine days of Silver Sunday events throughout the Sevenoaks district

Nine days of free events for older people to celebrate Silver Sunday on 6 October 2019 are being promoted by Sevenoaks District Council.

Walking rugby is just one of many experiences the older generation can try over a number of days as part of Silver Sunday.

Silver Sunday is held annually on the first Sunday of October and aims to encourage the older generation to try something new and meet new people. The District Council is fully embracing this year’s event by liaising with local community groups to publicise nearly 30 events and activities in the area.

Free activities include health walks, coffee mornings, photography lessons, walking rugby, beginners’ Tai Chi and many more. They are taking place all over the district and start on Monday, 30 September.

Cabinet Member for ‘People & Places’, Cllr Lesley Dyball, said: “The Silver Sunday is a really positive way of supporting the older community to try new things for free and meet new people by attending existing events and activities.”

“If you have an elderly relative or friend who you think would benefit from some more social interaction, encourage them to come along to a Silver Sunday event near them.”

See the list of all the events taking place below, or for more information visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/silversunday or call 01732 227000.

Monday 30 September

Otford Health Walk – Otford Memorial Hall, 8 High Street, Otford, TN14 5PQ – 10.30am to 11.30am

Edenbridge Every Step Counts walk – Edenbridge Leisure Centre, TN8 5LU – 11am to 11.30am

Sevenoaks Camera Club – ‘Hold the front page’– Mencap Hall, 71 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3AY – 8pm to 10pm

Tuesday 1 October

Chiddingstone Causeway Age UK Pop In Tea/Coffee & Learn balance and strength exercises – Chiddingstone Causeway Hall, TN11 8JS – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Hartley Health Walk – Hartley Library, Library, Ash Road, DA3 8BP – 10am to 11am

New Ash Green Community ‘Pop-in’ coffee and cake – New Ash Green Village Hall, Centre Road, DA3 8HH – 10am to 12 noon

Swanley Health Walk – White Oak Leisure Centre, BR8 7BT – 2pm to 3pm

Riverhead Every Step Counts walk – Costa Tesco, Riverhead, TN13 2QS – 10am to 10.30am

Wednesday 2 October

Meridian Cycling club leisure cycle ride – Lullingstone Park Visitor Centre, Castle Road, Eynsford, DA4 0JF – 10am to 12 noon

New Ash Green Health Walk – New Ash Green Library, North Square, New Ash Green, DA3 8JR – 10.30am to 11.30am

West Kingsdown Every Step Counts walk – West Kingsdown Pavilion, off London Road, TN15 6BZ – 10.30am to 11am

Otford Health Walk – Otford Memorial Hall, 8 High Street, Otford, TN14 5PQ – 10.30am to 11.30am

Thursday 3 October

Chevening Every Step Counts walk – Opposite the Bricklayers Arms, Chevening Road, TN13 2RZ – 10am to 10.30am

Cowden Age UK Pop In Tea/Coffee & Learn balance and strength exercises – Cowden Village Hall, Chantlers Mead, TN8 7HU – 10am to 12 noon

Shoreham gentle yoga – Shoreham Village Hall, High Street, Shoreham, TN14 7TB – 11am to 11.45am

Sevenoaks Health Walk – Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 1LW – 10.30am to 11.30am

Sevenoaks Park Walk – Knole Park, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RP – 2pm to 2.45pm

Swanley Every Step Counts walk – Swanley park,  New Barn Road, Swanley BR8 7PW – 10am to 10.30am

Friday 4 October

New Ash Green Gentle Exercise – New Ash Green Sport Centre, Milestone Academy Site, Ash Road, New Ash Green, DA3 8JZ – 11.30am to 12.15pm

Swanley and District U3A open meeting, Alexandra Suite, Woodlands Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, BR8 7BU – 10am to 12noon

Saturday 5 October

Sevenoaks Indoor Bowls Club Open Weekend – Hollybush Close, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UX – 10am to 1pm

Sevenoaks Park Walk – Knole Park, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RP – 2pm to 2.45pm

Sunday 6 October

Dunton Green Tamz Tai Chi taster – Donnington Hall, Barretts Road, Dunton Green, TN13 2UN – 11.10am to 11.50am

Sevenoaks Zumba Gold – Sevenoaks Indoor Bowls Club, Hollybush Close, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UX – 11am to 11.45am

Sevenoaks Indoor Bowls Club Open Weekend – Hollybush Close, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UX – 10am to 1pm

Sevenoaks Park Walk – Knole Park, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RP – 2pm to 2.45pm

Swanley Walking Rugby – Swanley Park (lower car park), New Barn Road, Swanley Kent, BR8 7PW – 2pm to 3pm

Monday 7 October

Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum Silver Monday coffee morning – Stag Sevenoaks, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1ZZ – 10am to 12 noon

Sevenoaks Camera Club open meeting – “Wildlife: Fieldwork and Composition” – Mencap Hall, 71 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3AY – 8pm to 10pm

Tuesday 8 October

Chiddingstone Leisure Walk – The Castle Inn, Chiddingstone Road, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AH – 11.30am to 12.30pm

* Silver Sunday was launched in Westminster in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Lady Christabel Flight, Westminster City Council’s Older People’s Champion. The project was set up to combat the loneliness experienced by older residents in the city of Westminster and to encourage community interaction through an annual day of events. In 2013 it went national following interest from local councils, community organisations and businesses.

Last year Silver Sunday saw 1,000 events taking place reaching around 50,000 older people. For more details on listings taking place across the country, visit www.silversunday.org.uk

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