Promoting the interests and welfare of senior citizens in Wealden


2019 will be the 12th year that we will celebrate Older People’s Day across East Sussex, with events held throughout September and October to mark and recognise publicly the achievements and contributions that older people make to society. As in previous years, a wide variety of events will be organised and hosted by older volunteers.

If you receive the Grey Matters newsletter in the post, you will find with it a booklet giving details of all the events that will be taking place throughout East Sussex. You are welcome to attend any of these, but please note that many of the events require advance booking. The booklet can be downloaded here

We ourselves are arranging two events, one in September and one in October. On Friday, 6th September we will be holding a cream tea at 2:30pm at Holy Cross Priory, Cross in Hand near Heathfield (TN21 0DZ). You will get a selection of sandwiches, scones (with jam and cream) and a cake bites, plus tea or coffee, for which the subsidised cost to you will be £6 per head. Holy Cross Priory is in a beautiful setting, with lovely gardens we will be able to visit if the weather is kind.

For our main event for Older People’s Day on Saturday, October 26th we have arranged a talk by Lady Crabtree entitled “Growing Old Disgracefully”, a whimsical look at growing older, showing that advancing years can be enjoyed, rather than endured. This will take place at 2pm in the Ashdown Room, Uckfield Civic Centre, and refreshments will be provided. The cost is £8 per head. Booking is essential as space is limited.

Book places by sending a cheque, made out to Wealden Senior Citizens’ Partnership to WSCP, 5 Rectory Field, Hartfield TN7 4JE, ring Linda on 01892 770487 or email We will do our best to arrange a lift for anyone who needs one, and we would appreciate offers of lifts from anyone with their own transport. We are sorry, but we will not be able to make refunds to anyone cancelling within two weeks of the events.