This year’s Silver Sunday boasts dozens of local events for older people, most of which are free.
Silver Sunday was originally set up to tackle loneliness, but in recent years it has become a national campaign to celebrate the contribution of older people while encouraging social activity.
Promoted locally by Sevenoaks District Council, and running from September to December, residents can sign up to a variety of activities and events.
For more information and a full list of events across the Sevenoaks District, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/silversunday. To request a leaflet listing this year’s Silver Sunday events, call 01732 227000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events in Edenbridge
One-day leisure pass
Residents aged 55 plus can claim a free one-day pass for Edenbridge Leisure Centre on 1 October, 5 November and 3 December.
Please email email@example.com for details, terms and conditions and to request your pass
Sevenoaks District Seniors Action Forum Health & Wellbeing Event
Thursday 5 October from 11.30am to 3.30pm at the Eden Centre
This event will give you information on how to keep in good health as you get older and how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Refreshments will be provided.
Seniors’ information mornings
Monday 13 November, 10am to 12 noon at the Eden CentreCome along to find out what’s on in your local area. You can also get help and advice from local charities and organisations, the Council and Kent Police.
There’s no need to book on, simply turn up. Disabled access is available at all venues. Refreshments will be served.
Friday 24 November, 1pm to 3.30pm at the Eden Centre
More information and to book: www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/teadance
Gardening at the Eden Centre
The Eden Centre is looking for green fingered residents to help restore their sensory garden to its former glory. The lovely garden has become overgrown since the pandemic and is ripe for restoration.
They are looking for a group of volunteers who could attend once a week (Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm), to weed and dig up the garden, ready for planting next spring.
Please call 03000 414010 for more information.
Come along and play your favourite games while making friends and having a cuppa!
This friendly group meets every Monday from 10am to 12 noon in Rickards Hall, Edenbridge and play different games such as, cards, Chess or Connect4. Refreshments are provided.
For further details, call Edenbridge Town Council on 01732 865368.
Eden Centre events
The Eden Centre in Edenbridge holds lots of weekly events including exercise classes, quilting, yoga and more! Find out all the dates and times.
Bridges Café in Edenbridge serves delicious coffee and cakes as well as holding fun, social events. Find out what’s going on..
‘Pop Up Sue’ gentle exercise sessions
Increase mobility, strength and balance through gentle exercise with Sue Larken from Age UK.
Meet new people, get useful health tips and learn to keep yourself strong and mobile. Classes cost £3.50 to £4 depending on the location and include a cup of tea or coffee.
- Eden Centre, Edenbridge (TN8 6BY), alternate Thursdays 10.30am to 12 noon
- Bridges Café , Edenbridge (TN8 5AJ), last Friday of the month 2pm to 3pm
Edenbridge Walking Group
Setting off from Church Street, TN8 5BD, adjacent to the Church, this gentle circular walk will go across open fields, countryside and woodland thickets.
The next walks are taking place on:
- Wednesday 4 October at 10.30am
- Wednesday 18 October at 10.30am
Last Friday of every month at the Eden Centre 10.30am to 12pm
Getting to and from events
If you need help getting to and from any Silver Sunday activity, contact Dial-a-Ride on 01892 832447. Charges apply for this service.