Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed the launch of Silver Sunday – The National Day for Older People, and encouraged residents and community groups to take part.
Initially starting as a local campaign, Silver Sunday has grown into a national movement to tackle loneliness that affects older people. The first Sunday in October, Silver Sunday asks the nation to pause and think about older people and celebrate their contribution to society.
The day also provides an opportunity for local authorities, charities and community groups to promote local activitities which alleviate loneliness.
In advance of Silver Sunday, Gwynne is encouraging people to get involved:
“I’m proud to be supporting Silver Sunday. It’s only right that we celebrate the exceptional contribution that older people have made to society, and tackle loneliness and isolation that is all too prevalent.
“If you’re a local community group, a charity, or just someone who wants to help out, I’d recommend having a look at setting up a Silver Sunday event.
“Even just raising awareness of this day, and reaching out to loved ones who may be experiencing loneliness, can make all the difference.”
To find out more about Silver Sunday, click here.