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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.

6 years ago

Why Making Friends as an Older Adult Requires a Completely New Approach to Life

Whenever I watch children playing together at the park, it always reminds me of a giant chemistry experiment. Like atoms spinning through the air, boys and girls whirl around, bumping into each other. Occasionally, they come together in small groups, only to be ripped apart by unseen forces. Read More

6 years ago

9 Ways to Live Longer by Reaching Out to Make Women Friends

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Yup. They’re beyond precious, my women friends. They’ve reveled in my joys, shared my adventures and pulled me through my crises. I treasure every single one of them. Read More

6 years ago

5 Tips for Handing Social Situations and Interacting with Other People

Have you noticed that sometimes, when we are talking to a friend or family member, they suddenly get defensive? In such situations, we often wonder what we might have said to offend them. Read More

6 years ago

How a Getaway with Girlfriends Can Enhance Your Friendships in Retirement

One cold afternoon last January, three friends and I started planning our summer getaway. Living in four different states, we enjoy an annual getaway together. Read More

6 years ago

How Technology Can Help You Expand Your Friendships After 50

Seems like, with every year, we find ourselves regarding our women friends as ever more precious. We’ve learned that our husbands or partners cannot satisfy every need we have for sharing and companionship, but that’s OK because we have friends who share the interests that our partners don’t. Read More

6 years 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

6 years 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 years 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…”

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6 years 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

6 years ago

4 Surefire Ways to Make New Friends at Any Age

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