I just watched an interesting documentary called Minimalism. You can watch it by going to theminimalist.com and clicking on the link at the top. As I am already running a course called 'Make Yourself Happier, I found it interesting, particularly the part where it talks about living smaller. Loneliness is almost an epidemic in our age group, and I wanted to explore people's ideas about how we can live a more social/community based life. It is quite possible I will find myself alone in the future, and I certainly would not want to live an isolated life. Here's one thought to start the discussion. Suppose several of us decided to sell our properties and buy a much larger property together. Could it work?
Morning all! I have recently retired, and my husband is due to retire soon. I'm 61, hubby is a bit younger. We are considering retiring to Norfolk, a place we have visited many times and really love. Looking at all the factors to take into account: health-care, activities for older people etc, it's a bit of a minefield. Can any of you lovely people recommend anywhere that's good for our age-group? Thank you in anticipation!
I retired at a relatively young age, primarily from burn-out with job and was fortunate enough to have saved money to live off of real estate investments. I take care of our teenage son on a daily basis and my wife works full-time. My issue is what to do with the long days. I love the outdoors, but live in a large metropolitan, suburban area in the cold weather climate. Our dog is the best walked dog in the neighborhood. I used to love to ski, but now am not fond of the cold. My desire is to travel and see new places, but I can't travel yet. I read a lot, but need more. Tried painting, found it to be tedious. Most people my age work. Anyone else with similar experience?
I have started a blog around retirement and still have much to learn about the world of blogging. Does anyone else out there maintain a blog? I would like to share tips, advice and gentle critical feedback with other bloggers. If you want to check out my blog and let me know your thoughts , the address is https://johnretired.blogspot.co.uk
Hi Silversurfers, for ladies born in 1950's who've been subject to the state pension age increase from 60 to 65/66 why don't you join our group WASPI (check it out on Google) we are trying to get the government to think again and make transitional payments to women affected so suddenly. We are in the throes of taking legal action so it is a real possibility that we might be compensated but the more of us there are the more likely this will happen. 1000's of women are already taking action be one of them.
Originally from the UK, I moved to the USA about 30 years ago looking for better opportunies. I started a life in Los Angeles, got married, and owned several businesses. With the collapse of the economy I had to sell my last business, and try find yet another way to make money. I have been struggling for the past 6 years trying to build another business. I am still married right now, but my husband and I had been living separate lives for well over 8 years. I finally moved out of our house about a year ago, and found a small 1 bedroom house to rent. It's $1400 a month, and on top of all the other bills, I am slowly going under. I don't really have a social life, I have no kids, and to go anywhere in L.A. involves driving distances, and dealing with really bad traffic and crowds of people. After dealing with some really difficult issues with my Photobooth business, and the fact that I'm not able to make the kind of money now, that I was making, I realized I needed to make a change....Fast! I had been looking to re-locate from L.A. for many years and decided that maybe living a Mexico I can have a better quality of life. In September I traveled to Lake Chapalla/ Ajijic as I had heard that there was a huge Ex-Pat Community there, and the weather was perfect! I connected with many wonderful people via FB, and already felt like I had friends there. It was a wonderful community and everyone was so helpful and friendly, and I was ready to move there. However, I met with a gal I had talked to on FB who had just come from San Miguel, and she said I should check San Miguel before I made a commitment. She had only been in Lake Chapala for about 24 hrs, but she pointed out that, although it was a beautiful place, it was a really a little sleepy. We got kicked out of the restaurant at 7.30, (they were closing, we weren't drunk) and only managed to find one other place to have a drink in. We were 2 of the 4 people in there, and that closed at 10pm. I am going to San Miguel De Allende on Oct 12 to see if maybe that might be a more vibrant city with a good nightlife, that might be a better fit for me. On top of all this, I now have to file for divorce, as, despite my Ex wanting everything to be amicable and sort things out ourselves, he has left me no choice as he doesn't want to sell our house and now refuses to give me any more money, (I got $30,000 to outfit my rental, he told me I would get $50,000) I worked hard for over 25 years to build our life together and in CA half of everything is mine. I am starting a blog of my quest to find a better quality of life. Being a 60yr old single woman, what options do we have at this age? I am not ready for the Rocking Chair or sitting at home watching the boob tube.. Wish me Luck. Karen L. Ready to Start a New Life Soon to be free(divorced)
I'm basically a recluse. I'm a nice enough guy but I got no friends or relations. I could be gregarious if I knew where to turn it on. The last person to share a coffee with me in my house was may 2013. What do other people do to meet people ???