Mayor Celebrates Silver Sunday with Octavia Residents
On Sunday 4th October, the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea visited Octavia’s extra care scheme, James Hill House to celebrate Silver Sunday with the residents.
Held on the first Sunday of October through the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities. Through a variety of free activities Silver Sunday is offering people over 65 a chance to keep active in body and spirit, try new things, meet their neighbours and ultimately overcome loneliness.
I cannot remember when last I had so much fun, especially on a Sunday afternoon. It’s been absolutely wonderful’
(Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea, Cllr Robert Freeman)
Silver Sunday is always a good opportunity to bring older people together to have some fun and this year was no exception. There was variety of activities for people to enjoy such as nail care, pottery, iPad training, chair yoga and live music. A big thank you to all the staff and volunteers who gave up their time to make this happen.'
(Mohammed Gbadamosi, Scheme Manager)
The scheme have been celebrating the annual day ever since it was launch in 2012. This year, residents enjoyed a fun filled activity day with yoga, pottery and nail care, followed by a sumptuous finger buffet with a live band playing their favourite songs through the years.
Celebrations also took place at Leonora House Over 35 people aged 65 and over danced and laughed their way through ‘Circle Dance and Conga’, took part in Bingo and had hand massages and manicures.
More events coming up...
Silver Sunday - There are over 80 free or low-cost activities and events for residents aged 65 and over running until Friday 9 October as part of the Silver Sunday celebrations. Visit the RBKC website for more details.
Celebration of Science - Free talks and events to celebrate science from Saturday 3 October until Sunday 18 October at Kensington Town Hall. Check out their programme here