Silver Downton - celebrating older people

Silver Salisbury is organising a "Tea, cake & chat" event at Downton library on Wednesday 2 March from 11am - 12 noon.

Silver Salisbury is an organisation that showcases activities for older people. They promote opportunities for people who’d like to be getting out and about more but don't know where to start: providing a chance to try different things, meet new groups and make new friends. 

This year, their successful programme is being extended to include Downton.


As it’s a programme for older people they are interested to know more about the lifestyles of older people in the area: the types of activities they like and the types of activities that would encourage people to get involved.  

Organiser Moira Packer says: "If you would like to take part in a group chat over tea and cake, we’d love to see you." 


Please call Moira on 07932 004925 to book a free place.  If you’d like to take part in the project or are involved with a group that would like to know more, please get in touch with Moira  or e-mail

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More about Silver Salisbury

Silver Salisbury is a group of people, mostly volunteers, supporting older people in Salisbury and the surrounding areas.  The group is chaired by Irene Kohler, Salisbury Older People’s Champion which is a voluntary role providing a link between Wiltshire Council and older people in the area. Since 2018 Irene and her team have run an annual programme of events, promoting opportunities for those who’d like to get out and about more but don’t know where to start. The aim is for older people to keep active in the community, reducing isolation.  Their website is

Following the success of the last couple of years, the Silver Salisbury Group is now registering with the Charity Commission. They would welcome new volunteers, particularly in the Downton area, so if you’re interested, please get in touch with Irene Kohler on 01722 323 812 or email Alternatively you can call in at the Lover Repair Café at Redlynch village hall on the 2nd Friday of the month where Irene will be raising funds by selling her homemade jams and marmalades.

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