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Silver Sunday

1200x383_silver_sunday_2.jpgAge UK's Silver Sunday is an annual day of activities and events celebrating older people across the country. Find out more about attending an event or hosting one of your own. 

What is Silver Sunday?

Age UK's Silver Sunday is a national day when we can all come together to celebrate older people through free actitives and events hosted across the UK. 

In 2023, there were more than 2,000 events that helped bring people together in their community, and offered a chance to not only meet new people but to try a new activity too.

Our ambition has always been to create a day in the nation's hearts where older people feel valued and are given new opportunities to get out of the house, learn new skills, make new friends and connect with the communities and generations around them.

The Lady Christabel Flight | Silver Sunday founder

When is Silver Sunday?

Silver Sunday is a national day that takes place on the first Sunday of October each year. This year it's on Sunday 6 October in 2024. 

But don't worry if you can't host or attend an event on 6 October. Events can happen at a time that works for you around Silver Sunday. 

How can I get involved?

You can be a part of this year's Silver Sunday in two main ways:

I want to attend an event this year 

Whether you've attended an event before or this is your first time, you can find what's on in your area on the Silver Sunday website.

I want to host an event this year 

We're so glad you're interested in becoming part of Silver Sunday. We understand if you're putting on an event for the first time you might be usure where to start. But there's lots of information and tips on the Silver Sunday website to help you put on a fantastic event. 

We have resources to help you

We've put together a helpful info pack and event toolkit to help you plan your event. You can download them for free from the Silver Sunday website.

Frequently asked questions

Are Silver Sunday events free?

Most of our events are free – as a way of giving back to older people. However, sometimes organisers might ask for a small donation to cover running costs.

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What kind of events could I host for Silver Sunday?

It's completely up to you what kind of event you put on. Whether it's group sing-a-long or a local history chat, as long as it's friendly and accessible to your local community then your guests will have a great time. 

If you'd like more inspiration for Silver Sunday events, download our information pack.

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How do I plan a Silver Sunday event?

If you'd like guidance on how to set up and plan your event, we've created a handy information pack that outlines all the important steps – from budgeting and health and safety to organising volunteers and more.

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Sign up to get updates on Silver Sunday

Sign up to receive emails and stay up to date on the latest events and news about Silver Sunday.

Want more information?

For more information about setting up your own Silver Sunday event, visit the Silver Sunday website or email us at

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Last updated: Jun 11 2024

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