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Silver Sunday festivities could become regular fixture

5 October 2016

Residents of a Dawley sheltered housing scheme have been flexing their grey matter alongside other members of the community at a Silver Sunday quiz spectacular.

Sanctuary’s Hartshorne Court, on Burton Street, hosted the event, which saw residents and visitors from the town tackle topics ranging from geography to picture challenges as part of the national Silver Sunday event, which aims to reduce social isolation among older people.

The residents, who are all over the age of 55, worked in teams of three to four, with the prize of a free dinner at the scheme’s restaurant up for grabs for the winning team.

A cream tea was served during the challenge to help keep players’ thirsts quenched and minds focused, with some tasty scones, cheese and biscuits on offer.

Scheme manager Viv Chalmers said: “We had a great turnout to our quiz, with 20 residents taking part and some delicious treats provided from Sanctuary.

“It’s brought a lot of people closer together and has proved so popular we’re already being asked when we can host the next one!”

Silver Sunday, which this year took place on Sunday 2 October, was launched in 2012 to celebrate older residents, while helping them get out and meet other people.


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