I will be 67 next month and retired from the many different jobs in my working life. I guess that I didn’t ever find my calling. I went to university at age 59 but when it was over it was too late to launch a new career. I wanted to lecture but students don’t want to listen to old fogies, so sadly I put aside that idea and settled into life as an eccentric dog owner. I live in a beautiful Lancashire valley surrounded by hills that demand they be walked/climbed, how could I refuse? I would like to do a bit of cycle touring but a recent diagnosis of spondylosis and some hip pain means that I may not be doing a world tour anytime soon! I’m keen to make some friends as I have been on my own for a very long time now, my daughters don’t bother much with me and I don’t have a partner.I didn’t expect to be so isolated at this time in my life, isn’t it strange the way family and friends seem to forget us when we get past 60? I will pop in regularly and hope to strike up some friendships.
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I'm 66years old and though happily married, I am lonely... Looking to make friends by email... I love reading and just chatting generally
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Just joined & very new to this. Widowed 15 months ago & trying to find my way solo, though do have lovely supportive family. The self isolation isn’t helping. Would like to hear from those in similar circumstances
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Hi Hello just joined because I have a lot of free time now due to the lockdown and get very bored with TV. It's nice to meet new people.
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Hello, I just joined here cos I am all alone in the lockdown and it is kind of scary. I have three adult children but right now can't see them and it tears you up. So I thought it would be good to find others in this strange time and chat. I live in Kent and have lovely walks around me which go on but sadly both my doggies passed away last year and does anyone here walk alone and get funny looks? Nevertheless, I do walk but have to be careful not to be social! Just a wave and a smile.
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Hi All Have you any experience of moving somewhere new on your own? I would love some input into my plan for the future, if you would be so kind. My circumstances are as follows: I have found myself a bit isolated since I am widowed and no longer out at work. I seem to have only acquaintances rather than close friends nearby. I have joined clubs and keep busy with hobbies, but the few people I have met seem set in their existing groups of friends or are reluctant to do anything in the evening. I have retired before getting my state pension as I no longer feel well enough to work. Lack of funds is stopping me doing more on my own. So I have come up with a plan to sell my home and rent somewhere instead; this will give me some more disposable income, enabling me to do more and to travel to meet old friends and family. It would also take away some concerns re house maintenance. Now for my curved ball…… It has been suggested to me that I move 100+ miles away to Warwickshire…… a beautiful area with plenty of new places for me to explore and good transport links for visiting friends and family. I have done some online investigating and it certainly has potential. Now I am wondering what pitfalls there might be that I have not thought of. :-(
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Hi everybody, I'm Phil, just turned 60 and not depressed one bit about it. Interests are motorcycling, football and walking. I am still working, but it might not be for long as the aerospace it's on its knees. Anyway I'm open to chat about most things but not religion or politics. Bye for now. Phil
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I have recently moved to a new home, and I feel very isolated where I am living not knowing many people here. I would very much like to make and chat with some new friends.  Is there anyone else in the same situation?
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Hi I have just joined this group. I am hoping to reach out to like minded people to help with my loneliness. A bit about myself. I was widowed two years ago and I am still devastated and can’t see a way forward. I have just turned 63 and still working.
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Just joined am 55 recently retired as a Nurse. Strange year to have picked to retire.
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