A place to chat ‘one to one’ with other Silversurfers community members. If you wish you can add other members to your chat for a lively discussion amongst the safe environment of the Silversurfers community.
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.
My name is Tom, I live in the North West of England It would be nice to find new friends to chat with which is why I joined this site.Given that we cannot travel as freely as we once did I thought it may be good to find some new friends online here and maybe strike up some new friendships.I have many interests in life, I enjoy the great outdoors, enjoy walking and cycling, travel, nature and wildlife.
Hello, I am a 66 year old woman and live in Manchester. I live alone and normally work part-time as an Office Administrator.I am currently off work with anxiety and depression and although I am receiving medical help and try to get out of the house as much as I can, much of the time I am on my own in the house (I don't have a partner or children) and feel very alone at times.I would welcome contact with other members so I don't feel so alone. I find human contact helps me when I'm stuck in the house. I like reading, music, films, seeing my friends and surfing the Internet. I want to get back to my old self and start enjoying life again. I would be grateful for any contact from other members. Thank you.
Hi. All, I hope you have all enjoyed some of the wonderful sunshine we here in West Norfolk have been experiencing this week past. Now I would like to ask any of you that are now in your senior years and maybe have found yourself on your own having lost your partner if you have taken any day trips say by coach or train.Of course this past eighteen months we haven't been able to take trips anywhere until quite recently however I am hoping to try this experience.Any tips for a solo tripper will be very welcome. Thank you, I do look forward to your responses.
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.