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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.

Discover the Power of Words to Create Meaningful Conversations After 60
3 months ago

Discover the Power of Words to Create Meaningful Conversations After 60

I love the power of words and how you can re-arrange them in such a way to create impact. But how do you do that when meeting people? Read More

Why Boomers May Need a BFF
3 months ago

Why Boomers May Need a BFF

Recently, I was listening to the radio in the car, and one of my favorite songs from my college days, Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” was playing.

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

Celebrating 4 Decades of a Male/Female Friendship of Equals
3 months ago

Celebrating 4 Decades of a Male/Female Friendship of Equals

One enchanted evening, 37 years ago, I met Ann at an industry dinner party. Sitting next to one another at a large round table in a noisy restaurant, conversation soon revealed we’d both grown up in Brooklyn, attended – at different times – the same high school and college, and later lived one block from each another on the same street in Manhattan.  Read More

5 Sure-fire Strategies for Making Friends and Ending Loneliness After 60
3 months ago

5 Sure-fire Strategies for Making Friends and Ending Loneliness After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

I was leaning back in my chair laughing so hard that I nearly fell over. My belly hurt. The six of us at our table were nearly in hysterics. It took us several minutes to get under control before the conversation continued. All of us wiped laughter tears from our cheeks. We couldn’t wait for the next story. Read More

Finding Friends in Your 60s is Magical… Here’s How to Do it!
3 months ago

Finding Friends in Your 60s is Magical… Here’s How to Do it!

In the book about downsizing called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, it’s suggested that you discard items in your home that don’t bring you joy. The same could be said about friends, I suppose. Read More

4 Creative Ways to Say “No” When People Make Requests for Your Time
3 months ago

4 Creative Ways to Say “No” When People Make Requests for Your Time

Have you received more requests lately because you have retired, or work from home? People often think that since you are not going in to a 9 to 5 job, you are available to meet their needs. Read More

When Can a Cup of Tea and a Slice of Lemon Cake Save a Life?
4 months ago

When Can a Cup of Tea and a Slice of Lemon Cake Save a Life?

By  •  Lifestyle

As older women, we all want to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often feel powerless to make a real difference in the lives of others. Yes, we can donate to charities or support political organizations, but, the impact that we can make through these activities feels distant and fragmented. Read More

Why Women Over 60 Should Enjoy Friendships with Older People
4 months ago

Why Women Over 60 Should Enjoy Friendships with Older People

I had the pleasure, on a recent cruise vacation, to help celebrate a woman’s 100th birthday. She clapped with such joy when the entire dining room chorused Happy Birthday. She blew out her candles with the enthusiasm of a 10-year-old. Read More

The Importance of Choosing Good Friends After 60
4 months ago

The Importance of Choosing Good Friends After 60

Lately, I’ve been thinking a great deal about friendships. Friends and social acquaintances are a big and important part of a woman’s life. Therefore, it remains vital, as we age, not to let those relationships slip away. It’s so easy to get caught up in other life events. Read More

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