Silver Saturdays – in pictures

Silver Saturday

Silver Saturdays is a social club, bringing older people together for fun and creative activities at Mind network, Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest’s Wellbeing Centre.

Once a month people from all over Hackney come together and enjoy a delicious home-made lunch and exciting activities which they alternate on a regular basis – such as mindfulness, bingo, line-dancing and quizzes.


“Everyone was really friendly and I had an exceptional time”

Silver Saturday participant

Silver Saturday is one of the many Connect Hackney projects, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and it aims to address an unmet need in mental health services for the over 50s community, by reducing feelings of isolation and increasing resilience, confidence and self-esteem.

Those attending are invited to discuss what kind of activities they would like to see at the next session.

They are encouraged to influence and shape the service into what they would find most beneficial, to ensure that Silver Saturday continues to serve the needs of its clients. So far suggestions have included sing-along sessions to 50s and 60s hits, seated exercise and baking sessions.

Participants are welcome to join us for the whole day, or they can come along for a particular activity. Carers are also welcome to come along to accompany individuals.

Here’s are a selection of some of the positive comments from participants:

“The programme was beyond my expectations”
“Very social, very informative, very relaxed and well fed!”
“Everyone was really friendly and I had an exceptional time”

More information about the local Mind is at https://www.mindchwf.org.uk/

For details on when sessions run, please contact: spoe@mindchwf.org.uk

Pictured are some of the participants at a recent Silver Saturday event.

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