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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.

Easy Cooking and Entertaining for After 60 Dinner Parties
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Easy Cooking and Entertaining for After 60 Dinner Parties

Years ago I would often have people over for dinner. We called these events dinner parties, and I would usually invite anywhere between two to five couples. I would spend all day in the kitchen, cooking up a storm and still be busy when the company arrived…
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10 Techniques to Help You Prepare for Your Big High School Reunion or Family Gathering
2 months ago

10 Techniques to Help You Prepare for Your Big High School Reunion or Family Gathering

By  •  Lifestyle

Attending significant gatherings, whether a class reunion or a family wedding, can make us anxious even as we look forward to them. We’ll be seeing people who knew us way-back-when…
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“Don’t Talk to Strangers” Great Advice for Kids, Horrible Advice for Adults
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“Don’t Talk to Strangers” Great Advice for Kids, Horrible Advice for Adults

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. You’re sitting in your living room, waiting for your child to come home. They’re 5 minutes late. Then 15. Then the panic sets in.

As parents, we wanted to do everything we could to protect our kids from our own imagined fears. If we could have surrounded them in bubble-wrap and assigned them bodyguards, we would have.

But, since our kids would never let us get away with that, we did the next best thing. We nagged, bribed, threatened and cajoled them. We told them, in a hundred different ways, “Don’t talk to strangers.” Then, we hoped for the best. Read More

Ready to Feel Confident After 60? Then Quit Surrounding Yourself with Toxic People
2 months 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
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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
5 months ago

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

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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
6 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!
7 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?
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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
8 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