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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.

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

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

5 Tips for Handing Social Situations and Interacting with Other People
1 year 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

How a Getaway with Girlfriends Can Enhance Your Friendships in Retirement
1 year 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

How Technology Can Help You Expand Your Friendships After 50
1 year 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

How to Have an Opinion but Still Practice the Art of Kind Conversing in Your 60s
1 year ago

How to Have an Opinion but Still Practice the Art of Kind Conversing in Your 60s

These are turbulent times that we live in, and I am amazed at the uncontrolled and selfish conversing I see and hear lately. It’s everywhere! TV, social media, restaurants, ball fields, schools… everywhere! I believe everyone has forgotten “It’s just your opinion.” Read More

5 Ways to Connect with a Loved One Who Has Cancer
1 year ago

5 Ways to Connect with a Loved One Who Has Cancer

By  •  Family

I am a wife whose husband has cancer. I am a caregiver. I also work with people who have cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, and with their caregivers. I work with the grief that comes with caregiving and death that may follow. Read More

Making Friends After 60: 6 Creative Groups Focused on Building Communities
2 years ago

Making Friends After 60: 6 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. Read More

6 Things I Learned About Ending a Long-Term Friendship
2 years ago

6 Things I Learned About Ending a Long-Term Friendship

By  •  Lifestyle

A few years ago I had a long term friendship come to an end. Four decades of love, laughter and jokes, gone. I felt as though someone had removed a part of my heart. However, that experience both taught me important life lessons as well as opened many new doors. Here’s what I learned: Read More

Is Co-Living a Lifestyle You Could Embrace in Your 60s?
2 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