As we age, it can get harder and harder to maintain old friendships and find new ones. Yet, friendships improve our happiness and wellbeing. Read below for our tips on how to find new friends over 60.
#1 Say YES!
Adopt a positive attitude, even when joining a new group or activity may seem nerve-wracking. Pick an activity that you are interested in, research local opportunities, then drop in and see if you can meet some kindred spirits.
#2 Initiate and Invite
When you feel ready to have new people in your home, consider inviting people to a casual dinner or pot luck. This is a great way to get to know people in a comfortable setting.
#3 Make Friendship a Priority
Once you have a few people that you like to spend time with, remember that to maintain the bond, you have to set aside time for them. It’s easier than ever to chat or text by phone, but remember to put in the work of getting together once a week in person.