As we get older, our friendships evolve and change. Our children grow up, our parents grow older and eventually pass away. Some friends move away. We retire from our jobs and lose track of many work contacts. Although some friendships may be lost, our need for companionship is as strong as ever. So where do we turn to meet new people?
In retirement, where do you think you will make new friends? (Ideas: Church groups, volunteering, senior living complexes, though hobbies or activities?)
As part of my retirement theme, I offer this weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge goes with a post of my own on the same general topic. Hopefully we’ll start some interesting discussions!
If you’d like to share what you think, or post on it, that’s great – and I’d love it if you’d share those thoughts in a post or comment (please tag posts TRS Future Challenge and link to this post) so others can also see them.
If you choose not to share them, that’s fine too – but with any luck, you’ll still gain some insight on where you’re headed (or would like to be), and how you can get the most out of your own journey.
To see my own take on this week’s challenge, see my post Companionship on Valentine’s Day.