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Maldon District Council & Chelmsford City Council Are To Host A Senior Safety Event for Older People

Published on Monday, 13th September 2021

On Monday 4 October 2021, Maldon District Council & Chelmsford City Council will be hosting a Senior Safety event at Maldon Stadium, Park Drive, Maldon

This will be a celebration for 150 older residents living in the Maldon and Chelmsford areas.

Our event on Monday 4th October, supports the national day which aims to overcome loneliness amongst older people and which is usually held on or around the first Sunday in October.

Older residents living in the Maldon & Chelmsford areas are invited to register for our local event, that will consist of engaging Safety and Health & Wellbeing talks, a free lunch, refreshments, and entertainment together with the opportunity to meet new people and be part of the celebrations taking place across the country. 

Please contact Claire Hanrahan / 01245 606919 to book a place.

The event aims to provide Safety and Health & Wellbeing advice and address loneliness by providing a packed schedule with the opportunity to meet new people. 

Whilst loneliness can strike at any age, older people are at greater risk.  According to Age UK, more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member. 

Silver Sunday is part of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, a charity that works to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people.  For one day every year, Silver Sunday provides older people an opportunity to get out of the house, try new things and meet new people as well as to find out about local services that are available throughout the year.

Silver Sunday Founder, Lady Christabel Flight said: “Some people don’t like to admit they’re feeling lonely and Silver Sunday is a positive way to do something about it by meeting new people. You’re never too old to try something new and Silver Sunday is the perfect opportunity.”