Friday, March 6, 2015

50 Women Over 50 Offer Advice For Finding Friends And Beating Loneliness- good stuff!

I cut & pasted this from a great article I found on Huntingtonpost- click here to read entire article-

Here is the advice from 50 women over 50 for how to beat loneliness and find more friends.
  1. Carol: Take a class -- cake decorating or medieval history -- it doesn't matter.
  2. Maggie: Volunteer at your humane society. Dog and cats love kisses!
  3. Susan: Let's go to a silly movie.
  4. Michele: Call me and let's get together. Let's make a play date!
  5. Heather: You are my friend. I am here for you.
  6. Barbara: Let's go for walk, get some coffee and chat about your interests.
  7. Connie: Let's play some games together.
  8. Linda: Step outside your front door and volunteer! I'll come with you.
  9. Judith: Why don't you try meditation or yoga?
  10. Arlene: Let's go for a coffee and chocolate cake.
  11. Raine: Join a walking group or a gym. It helps. I know I've been there.
  12. Barbara: Join a lively church or community group.
  13. Angela: Look at yourself in the mirror and say "I love you."
  14. Millie: Go to a concert and talk to the person sitting next to you.
  15. Patricia: Meet up for a coffee/tea and chat.....try meetup.com.
  16. Christine: Join the Y. Helps stress and you can make friends there.
  17. Laura: Don't stay inside; force yourself to get out of your house.
  18. Elena: Join a book club.
  19. Angela: Pamper yourself, wear something glam, or waft around in a housecoat.
  20. Edie: I'm coming over right now!
  21. Bernadette: Make friends with yourself first.
  22. June: Come over for a cuppa!
  23. Millie: Go shopping! Indulge yourself -- be frivolous!
  24. Claire: You can call me anytime 24/7.
  25. Pauline: Walk every day.
  26. Paulette: Learn something new -- get busy!
  27. Gillian: Don't be ashamed of loneliness.
  28. Hélène Anna: Get busy with fun projects; make gifts you can give to friends.
  29. Margaret: Go to a café and knit a scarf for Knit for Peace.
  30. Margie: Pull up your big girl panties, take positive actions! (Said with a smile.)
  31. Linda: To get friends, be friendly. To get a smile, give one.
  32. Karen: Start a conversation with a stranger.
  33. Maryann: Go to Starbucks and offer to join someone sitting alone.
  34. Kathleen: Learn to dance, learn Spanish, and try something for the first time.
  35. Marilyn: Get a four-legged friend.
  36. Patricia: What sports to you love? Can you teach me?
  37. Judith: Come see me, we'll have coffee and talk about your dreams!
  38. Linda: Remember my friendly voice is only a phone call away.
  39. Patricia: Be grateful for all the positives in your life.
  40. Jenny: Join a theatre group or art class.
  41. Maria: Jump on a bus and go somewhere you've never been before.
  42. Judith: Reconnect with your old friends form high school, university or work.
  43. Patricia: Build friendships with men even if you don't want to date.
  44. Joan: Clarify your purpose in life and pursue it with passion.
  45. Anna: Start writing a journal or a blog
  46. Mary: Think about downsizing and figure out what is important.
  47. Helen: Consider shared housing like Golden Girls Network.
  48. Vivienne: Make sure you are not depressed -- if you are get some help.
  49. Su: Go on a group tour.
  50. Adriane: Eat chocolate.