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Friendships

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.

2 weeks ago

Lasting Relationships with Family, Friends, Acquaintances, and Colleagues

In the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in, lasting relationships have become increasingly precious and vital. These bonds are the cornerstone of our emotional well-being and are essential for our personal and professional growth…

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3 weeks ago

Do You Have 8 Minutes? Finding the Time for Friends

I recently heard an interesting interview with Simon Sinek, author and motivational speaker, in which he talked about a study that found eight minutes with a caring friend is all it takes to significantly decrease anxiety and depression and improve mood…

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3 weeks ago

6 Ways to Build Better Community and Heighten Your Golden Years’ Glory

Finding and establishing a key role in a network of dependable people is the cornerstone of a successful second half. In addition to cultivating social connections, provision and a sense of purpose and belonging, living in community with others is good…

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4 weeks ago

3 Phrases You Can Use to Form Strong Relationships After 60

Research is clear that if we want to stay healthy and to thrive we need to develop and maintain strong relationships. According to the Mayo Clinic, adults with strong relationships live longer than their peers who have less vital relationships…

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1 month ago

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

A circle of friends can provide support and encouragement, a sounding board and a sense of security which emboldens us to try new experiences. All of this is especially important if we are in our 60s and solo. Yet good friends can be hard…

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1 month ago

Making Friends After 60: 9 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…

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2 months ago

How to Expand and Grow Your Social Circle

Everyone needs a supportive circle of friends, right? They bring new opportunities, emotional support (sometimes in the form of freshly baked brownies), and improve one’s everyday quality of life. Finding or growing your social circle can be a challenge…

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2 months ago

Nurturing Sisterhood After 60: Celebrating, Connecting, and Supporting Each Other

In a world where relationships are often measured by digital connections, the strength of bonds formed by women after the age of 60 is nothing short of inspiring. Beyond the confines of societal expectations and stereotypes, women find solace…

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3 months ago

Look What I Found! It’s a Golden Girls Pajama Party!

At the last second, my husband had to bail on an upcoming cruise. Family couldn’t swing it either, so I asked – as one does – the busiest woman on the planet if she’d like to be my plus-one. As busy women do, she quickly said yes and went about shutting…

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3 months ago

The Bonds of Women’s Friendships: A Testament to Strength, Support, and Lifelong Evolution

Friendship is a cornerstone of the human connection, offering companionship, support, and shared experiences that enrich our lives. The friendship bonds between women stand out as resilient and profound. From childhood playmates…

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