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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.

How to Have an Opinion but Still Practice the Art of Kind Conversing in Your 60s
10 months ago

How to Have an Opinion but Still Practice the Art of Kind Conversing in Your 60s

These are turbulent times that we live in, and I am amazed at the uncontrolled and selfish conversing I see and hear lately. It’s everywhere! TV, social media, restaurants, ball fields, schools… everywhere! I believe everyone has forgotten “It’s just your opinion.” Read More

5 Ways to Connect with a Loved One Who Has Cancer
11 months ago

5 Ways to Connect with a Loved One Who Has Cancer

By  •  Family

I am a wife whose husband has cancer. I am a caregiver. I also work with people who have cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, and with their caregivers. I work with the grief that comes with caregiving and death that may follow. Read More

Making Friends After 60: 6 Creative Groups Focused on Building Communities
1 year ago

Making Friends After 60: 6 Creative Groups Focused on Building Communities

The world is changing for 60-year-old women. We no longer have the social context that we enjoyed as a wife, parent or co-worker. Building community and creating a network of like-minded friends is a challenge, but not impossible. Read More

6 Things I Learned About Ending a Long-Term Friendship
1 year ago

6 Things I Learned About Ending a Long-Term Friendship

By  •  Lifestyle

A few years ago I had a long term friendship come to an end. Four decades of love, laughter and jokes, gone. I felt as though someone had removed a part of my heart. However, that experience both taught me important life lessons as well as opened many new doors. Here’s what I learned: Read More

Is Co-Living a Lifestyle You Could Embrace in Your 60s?
1 year ago

Is Co-Living a Lifestyle You Could Embrace in Your 60s?

Co-living is a new way of looking at independent living in a community. This is a new lifestyle of communal houses created and run by their residents. Read More

Why Friendship Matters More Than Ever: The Case for Face to Face Friendship After 60
1 year ago

Why Friendship Matters More Than Ever: The Case for Face to Face Friendship After 60

Friendship matters more than ever as we get older. Friends keep us active and engaged. They keep us connected to the world around us. Read More

Looking for Connections and a Sense of Purpose After 60? Why Not Join Toastmasters or Rotary International Club?
1 year ago

Looking for Connections and a Sense of Purpose After 60? Why Not Join Toastmasters or Rotary International Club?

Recently, I thought about the many possibilities available all around the world where one can find meaning and connection while serving others. Many people believe their world narrows after a certain age which is true when you lose connection. Read More

6 Ways to Make New Friends as an Older Adult by Talking to Strangers
1 year ago

6 Ways to Make New Friends as an Older Adult by Talking to Strangers

At the risk of sounding like I’m advocating that you become one of those unaware old folks who try to engage strangers – inappropriately, in extended conversations – I’m going to say this anyway: “DO talk to strangers.” Read More

5 Amazing Ways That Tea Brings People Together
1 year ago

5 Amazing Ways That Tea Brings People Together

Tea not only has an incredibly rich history, but it also happens to be the number two drink in the world. It comes in second only to water. Read More

4 Surefire Ways to Make New Friends at Any Age
1 year ago

4 Surefire Ways to Make New Friends at Any Age

By  •  Lifestyle

If you are starting over and feeling lonely, just remember that you can make new friends at any age. If you think that sounds like work, it is. But, it’s necessary and worthwhile. Read More