Mayor of Merton invites senior residents for afternoon tea

Do you know an older person who has made a valuable contribution to Merton? If so, Mayor of Merton, Councillor Mary Curtin is inviting senior residents in the borough to a very special afternoon tea, as part of Silver Sunday, a national event which celebrates older people and the important roles they have in their community.

Perhaps you know a Merton resident who you would like to celebrate? This could be a friend, family member or a neighbour over the age of 65, who may live alone. If so, the Mayor is inviting you to nominate them. Or if you would like to attend, you can nominate yourself.

Afternoon tea will be served on Sunday 7 October from 3pm at Tooting and Mitcham Community Sports Club. The menu includes; a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and preserves, a variety of cakes and pastries, all to be served along with tea and coffee. The Silver Sunday party will also be provided with dazzling entertainment to enjoy whilst indulging in their tea.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who may live on their own to meet other like-minded people in the borough and a marvellous occasion for Merton to recognise and celebrate the importance in supporting the older people in their community.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Mary Curtin said: “I am so pleased to be hosting this year’s Silver Sunday celebration. We can never emphasize enough the fundamental role older people play in society, especially in Merton. Our Silver Sunday afternoon tea is a splendid opportunity in which we can show our appreciation of the contributions they have made over the years and I look forward to hearing their amazing stories.”

To nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the Silver Sunday nomination form and return to the Mayor’s Office, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX by Friday 21 September. Or contact the mayor’s office: telephone: 020 8545 3517.