Making friends
3 Posts Last Activity 28/11/2016
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I have just retired and moved to Newton Abbot with my husband and would like to make new female friends for shopping, days out etc??
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Retirement
18 Posts Last Activity 05/12/2016
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Am due to retire 2018, and it scares me!! Having worked over 40 years, any suggestions how to cope?
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Blogging
2 Posts Last Activity 30/10/2016
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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
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Spreading the word - WASPI
10 Posts Last Activity 02/11/2016
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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.
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Relocating to Mexico
1 Posts Last Activity 01/10/2016
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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)
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How Do Single Retired People Not Become Isolated And Alone?
33 Posts Last Activity 25/08/2016
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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 ???
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So what do you do in retirement ?
4 Posts Last Activity 23/06/2016
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Life's path has lead me to be 'retired'. Have brought up 5 kids and have grandkids. Have been lucky enough to travel and have had good jobs and experiences. Seem to have done all I have wanted to do......apart from living by the sea............constantly talk myself out of that one because of family being near. Do all the usual hobbies. Have worn the t shirt for volunteering......what now ?
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Relocating from France to UK
2 Posts Last Activity 06/10/2016
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I am new on Silversurfers so please have patience with me folks!!! I would like to know if anyone else has moved house from France or Spain back to the UK at any time in the fairly recent past ? If so please get in touch....I have a lot to chew over !! PS = I messed up my box filling this morning and now find that I'm not allowed to change my username...wish they had stated this & I would have taken more care....Just call me Sally for now, I will see if I have to begin all over again later !!
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Calling all 1950's women affected by the new pension changes
6 Posts Last Activity 22/10/2016
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I am one of the women born in the 1950's who has had their pension put back to 66 years instead of 60. Looking for any others in the same situation who would be interested in joining WASPI and lobbying the Government to get fair, transitional arrangements in place https://www.facebook.com/WASPI-Women-Against-State-Pension-Inequality-Campaign-877054125688402/?fref=ts We have a petition with over 173,000 signatures at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776 We are making a difference and now have several Conservative MP's as well as Labour and SNP MP's speaking out on our behalf.
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Retirement apartments - would you recommend them?
7 Posts Last Activity 18/05/2016
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Is there anyone out there who has or currently lives in a retirement apartment, and is it all that is cracked up to be? I am widowed and wonder if it would be right for me in my early 60's.
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