This year’s Silver Sunday programme launches in the borough on Sunday 1 October.
Kensington and Chelsea residents who are 65 years of age or over are invited to participate in an amazing week long programme of mostly free activities and events to celebrate their contribution to community life.
The aim is to increase health and well-being by reducing social isolation through introducing older residents to new activities, meeting new people and staying active and involved in their communities. Some activities are held regularly throughout the year and others are one-off events delivered specifically for Silver Sunday.
If you are not able to get out and about due to physical limitations or ill health, and want to join in from the comfort of your own home, the Phone Club is a free and friendly activity that you can take part in on Monday and Thursday during Silver Sunday week and throughout the year too. Topics include: current affairs, health, food and culture.On 1 October why not join in and –
- take the opportunity of visiting the Design Museum, the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design, at its new location in Kensington High Street and explore your creative side with a range of design briefs (tea, coffee and cake provided)
- grab your dancing shoes and join in the Open Age dance-a-thon with fantastic music and instructors
- discover what goes on behind the scenes at the English National Ballet and take part in their artistic dance activity which improves physical and mental health and well-being through creative expression
- join a tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground and then relax with an afternoon tea and watch a cricket match
- add a little colour to your windowsill or balcony by planting up winter pansies and spring bulbs at Sybil Thorndike House in Earl’s Court (planter, compost and flowers/bulbs provided as well as refreshments)
- visit 18 Stafford Terrace (the preserved Victorian family home of Punch cartoonist Linley Sambourne) and discover what life was like back then
These are just some of the events that you can choose from and you don’t have to go on your own – why not invite a friend, family member or carer to join you.
You can find the full programme of events on the borough’s website – most activities and events are free of charge, some have limited space and others need to be booked in advance.
You can also see what else is happening near by and right across the UK on the Silver Sunday website.