Celebrating Silver Sunday
This month we are celebrating Silver Sunday, an annual occasion that recognises and celebrates the contribution of older generations in making a difference to their local communities.
Many of us will work for most of our lives and will be able to appreciate the importance of having a routine, and feeling valued for the contributions that we make to our society.
It is understandable then, that as people enter retirement, they can become increasingly cut off from society and feel that they are no longer playing an active part in their communities.
With more than a third of people over 75 admitting that they feel lonely, I’d like to tell your readers how volunteering can be a great way to combat isolation, while making a huge difference to worthy causes, just like our own, all across the UK.
I work for Revitalise – an amazing national charity that provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers.
We are proud to run the largest residential volunteering programme of any UK charity, welcoming thousands of volunteers of all ages to spend time with our charity each year.
Our volunteers are our magic ingredient – helping to create the lively and welcoming atmosphere that so many of our guests have come to know and love all year round.
And, no matter what their motivation for spending time with us, there is always the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and make a difference to the lives of the disabled people and carers that we support.
If you would like to find out more about Revitalise, or if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit: www.revitalise.org.uk or call our volunteer team on: 0303 303 0163. Stephanie Stone Revitalise