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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.

Ready to Feel Confident After 60? Then Quit Surrounding Yourself with Toxic People
4 days ago

Ready to Feel Confident After 60? Then Quit Surrounding Yourself with Toxic People

When you’re working to get your confidence back and build boundaries at 60 and better, there is one “hiding in plain sight” barrier that will keep you from reaching your goals…
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5 Ways That Connecting with Other People Keeps Us Strong and Positive in Our 60s
3 months ago

5 Ways That Connecting with Other People Keeps Us Strong and Positive in Our 60s

One of the things I’ve noticed about getting older is my tendency to try and keep things neat and predictable. I often long for a life that requires few changes and gives me plenty of time to control my own environment. I get it that this is a pipe dream, but it’s also not what’s really best for me. Read More

Friend Dating for Boomer Women Who Want to Add Value to Later Life
3 months ago

Friend Dating for Boomer Women Who Want to Add Value to Later Life

By  •  Dating

I went on a date recently. No, I wasn’t cheating on my husband. I was meeting a friend of a friend for coffee. Much like real “set-ups,” I put this one off for a long time. Our mutual friend had introduced us months ago…
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4 Simple Things You Can Do to Make New Friends When Travelling After 60
4 months ago

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Make New Friends When Travelling After 60

As we age, we often find it harder to make friends. Many of the friends we still have are those we made as children, teenagers, or as adults with small children. Read More

Girls’ Weekends and Slumber Parties Over 60? You Bet!
5 months ago

Girls’ Weekends and Slumber Parties Over 60? You Bet!

Once I hit 60, I noticed my group of friends had changed. Through my mid-years it had been an even mix of men and women, mostly couples and a few singles, but now the composition had shifted to 90% women, and single women at that. Read More

How Can Boomer Women Create New Friendships in the Tech Age?
6 months ago

How Can Boomer Women Create New Friendships in the Tech Age?

The world and how we relate to it has rapidly changed, impacting how we interact with each other, stay in touch, and maintain an active social presence. Read More

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

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

By  •  Lifestyle

“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?
6 months 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
7 months ago

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

By  •  Lifestyle

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
7 months 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