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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.

5 years 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

5 years ago

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

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

5 years 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

5 years 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

5 years ago

Women’s Circles: A True Lifeline for Women After 60

The first women on Earth are certain to have gathered together around a fire. They probably made meals together, fashioned clothing, and shared stories. Read More

5 years ago

7 Reasons Having a Network of Girlfriends is Important as We Age

Women tend to live longer than men, and there may come a time in the life of a couple when the wife is left all alone. This can be devastating if she’s been dependent on her spouse for emotional support when things go wrong. Read More

5 years ago

Hanging Out with Your Male Friend After 50 – Are Friendships with Testosterone a Good Idea?

We are a group of seven women of a certain age, sitting around the dinner table (yes, there is wine), talking about relationships. Since we don’t know one another that well, there are lots of questions. Read More

5 years ago

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

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

6 years ago

Group Therapy in Mature Adulthood: Good Reasons for a Get-Together

I’ve come to the conclusion, in my seventh decade, that there really is no such thing as too much fun. It seems to follow that people with more friends tend to have more fun. So, I’m branching out and meeting new people. Read More

6 years ago

How to Make Friends as an Adult in 4 Simple Steps

As many people in their 60s have discovered, making friends as an adult is difficult. Without the social bonds that connect us to others as parents, many of us feel isolated or, even a little lonely. Read More