The Silver Salisbury programme starts on Saturday 18 September at the People in the Park event in Queen Elizabeth Gardens and closes on 10 October. The three weeks of events and activities geared to the over 50s are arranged by Irene Kohler, Salisbury’s Older People’s Champion to celebrate International Day for Older People.
Irene says: “The programme is full of things that older people are involved in, contribute to and enjoy, supporting people in maintaining their independence and giving opportunities for those who’d like to be getting out and about more but don’t know where to start. Silver Salisbury is a chance to try different things, join new groups and make new friends.”
Hard copy programmes can be picked up in Salisbury at the Library, The Arts Centre, Tourist Information and Shopmobility. They are also available at Amesbury, Downton and Wilton libraries and from the mobile library service. Copies needed for wider distribution are available: please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The programmes for Salisbury, Amesbury and Wilton can also be found on the Silver Salisbury website www.silversalisbury.co.uk which is where any amendments or late additions to the programme will be posted.
This year the Silver Salisbury team have tried to focus on what matters most to older people and give them much more of a say in what we do. So, they are continuing to consult with as many local, older people as possible to understand their lifestyles and the things that prevent them from getting involved in the things they want to do. This will enable planning for future programmes.
Silver Salisbury would love to hear your views and taking part in a focus group is one way to help. A member of the team will come along to any existing group or club in Salisbury, Wilton, Amesbury, Laverstock and the surrounding areas. Paper and online questionnaires are available and phone calls or small Zoom meetings can be set up.