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How to Make Friends as an Adult

For most of our lives, our social relationships are accidental. Then, in our 60s, we find ourselves wondering how to make friends as an adult. This is not a trivial question. Having strong social ties is good for our health and happiness. Let’s explore this topic together.

The Journey of Life: 10 Ways to Embrace Friendship Beyond 60
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The Journey of Life: 10 Ways to Embrace Friendship Beyond 60

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“It’s not where you go, but who you meet along the way.” Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum Read More

How Important Are Your Neighbours as You Reach the Mark of 60?
1 week ago

How Important Are Your Neighbours as You Reach the Mark of 60?

My very friendly next-door neighbours moved back to the US last month. In many ways, it was not a surprise, as they were always going to be visitors in London – here because of the husband’s job. Yet it came as both a shock and a loss. Read More

10 Steps You Can Take to Fall in Love With Your Community
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10 Steps You Can Take to Fall in Love With Your Community

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Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time resident, there are multiple ways to experience more joy and connection in your community. Read More

Potlucks for Boomers: 6 Creative Ideas for Hosting a Culinary Connection
4 weeks ago

Potlucks for Boomers: 6 Creative Ideas for Hosting a Culinary Connection

As time goes on, we may find entertaining guests less attractive, even overwhelming. We may not have the energy or the inclination to prepare a full dinner party for a large group, nor the extra cash to foot the bill. But we still want to stay in touch and spend time with our dear friends. Read More

How to Use the Power of Chatting to Create Meaningful Connections After 60
1 month ago

How to Use the Power of Chatting to Create Meaningful Connections After 60

I like to chat. I chat first thing in the morning about any problems I faced in the night. Then I chat at lunch about events of the morning, and I chat in the evening about the rest of the day. Read More

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!
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Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!

Many of us share common fears as we enter retirement. We fear financial challenges, failing health and feelings of disconnectedness as we grow older. The good news is that there is one strategy which can help us effectively face all three – living with roommates. Read More

Women’s Circles: A True Lifeline for Women After 60
2 months ago

Women’s Circles: A True Lifeline for Women After 60

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The first women on Earth are certain to have gathered together around a fire. They probably made meals together, fashioned clothing, and shared stories. Read More

Let’s Get Personal! 6 Reasons Hand-Written Thank You Cards Rock
2 months ago

Let’s Get Personal! 6 Reasons Hand-Written Thank You Cards Rock

We’ve forgotten some of the gentler social niceties in our quick, digital world. Before there was Facebook, we actually told people Happy Birthday to their faces, or we sent them a card. Read More

7 Reasons Having a Network of Girlfriends is Important as We Age
3 months ago

7 Reasons Having a Network of Girlfriends is Important as We Age

Women tend to live longer than men, and there may come a time in the life of a couple when the wife is left all alone. This can be devastating if she’s been dependent on her spouse for emotional support when things go wrong. Read More

Hanging Out with Your Male Friend After 50 – Are Friendships with Testosterone a Good Idea?
3 months ago

Hanging Out with Your Male Friend After 50 – Are Friendships with Testosterone a Good Idea?

We are a group of seven women of a certain age, sitting around the dinner table (yes, there is wine), talking about relationships. Since we don’t know one another that well, there are lots of questions. Read More