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    Sevenoaks District Council is promoting nine days of free events for older people to celebrate Silver Sunday on 6 October 2019. 

    Silver Sunday is held yearly on the first Sunday of October. It aims to provide free events for the older generation so they can try something new and meet new people. Silver Sunday was launched 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 lonliness experienced by older residents and to encourage community interaction. Three older people in one of West Kent's schemes

    The Council is embracing Silver Sunday this year by liaising with local community groups to publicise nearly 30 events and activities across the District. These events and activities exist to celebrate older residents, recognise their contribution to their communities and encourage them to socialise and stay active. 

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

    Cabinet Member for 'People and Places', Cllr Lesley Dyball says: "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." 

    For more information and a list of all the events taking place, please visit sevenoaks.gov.uk/silversunday or call 01732 227000.

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