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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.

5 Unexpected Places to Meet New People in Retirement
2 years ago

5 Unexpected Places to Meet New People in Retirement

There is such an abundance of free time in retirement that it is easy to feel unsure of how to restructure your day so that you can remain just as productive as you may have felt pre-retirement. Read More

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Social Connections After 60
2 years ago

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Social Connections After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

The holidays, with their many gatherings and social opportunities, have passed. I still feel the warmth of many renewed connections. Some were stimulated by relatives and friends sharing information about past and upcoming trips, others by the sadness over the many health problems that we’re all facing. Read More

The Power of Rediscovering Childhood Friends After 60
2 years ago

The Power of Rediscovering Childhood Friends After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

It took me 50 years to discover the power of a childhood friend. It all started when I was shipped off to sleep away camp in the summer of 1969 and met Betsy Brown. By 1975 we were already too old for camp. Read More

Who’s in Your Posse? How to Bring Positive Friendships into Your Life After 50
2 years ago

Who’s in Your Posse? How to Bring Positive Friendships into Your Life After 50

Posse: a group of people who have a common characteristic, occupation or purpose.

Post holidays is a good time to reassess who you spend your time with. Think about it as you look back at the past six weeks. Read More

The Importance of Having Millennials and Gen X’ers in Your Life After 60
2 years ago

The Importance of Having Millennials and Gen X’ers in Your Life After 60

By  •  Family

In my opinion, here are 5 reasons why you should hang with younger people Read More

6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything
2 years ago

6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything

By  •  Lifestyle

One of the most powerful methods of communicating with one another is a through non-verbal language. Read More

Staying Social After 60: How to Make Someone’s Day by Watching for Opportunities to Connect
2 years ago

Staying Social After 60: How to Make Someone’s Day by Watching for Opportunities to Connect

By  •  Lifestyle

What’s the first thing you do every morning? I used to stretch, touch my toes and take a few deep breaths. Now I instinctively reach for my iPhone to see what new disaster looms on the horizon. And so the day begins. Read More

You Are Never Too Old to Join a Book Club!
2 years ago

You Are Never Too Old to Join a Book Club!

There are people who love chatting about books. Then there are others who have no desire to join a book club. Which are you?

If you believe you are the latter, please continue, gentle reader. Read More

4 Simple Ways to Find New Friends

Building strong friendships can be difficult at any age. But, as many women in the community have told me, finding friends is especially difficult after 50. With your kids out of the house and your work life shifting, it’s important to expand your social circle. So, today, I would like to offer 4 suggestions for finding new friends at this stage in your life. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

6 Ways to Show Your Support When a Friend Gets Sick
2 years ago

6 Ways to Show Your Support When a Friend Gets Sick

Lately, it seems that every week I learn more of my friends are waiting for test results or battling some debilitating illness. The older I get, the more frequently it happens. Are you encountering this? How do you help your friends and protect your own health and happiness? Read More