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Just joined so I'm introducing myself.

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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Ellie590
1 days ago
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Hello Celtwich, I just joined here cos I am all alone in the lockdown and it is kind of scary. What you say about not expecting to be isolated is so true and rang a bell with me. I have three adult children two of whom I am close to but right now with this lockdown can't see them at the moment.
Where you live sounds very nice I am in Kent right opposite a fruit farm so a different kind of rural.
I know this is a bit stilted but it is a first time for me not chatting face to face with a cuppa.
I am 69, retired from all sorts of jobs but not been to university. also looking for friends and maybe can meet up after this lockdown is done
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4 days ago (Last activity: 31st Mar 2020 18:28:41)
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Response from John7453 made 4 days ago
Hi Manne25 and welcome to the site, I live in the South East too, I hope that you find lots of people to chat with on here, best wishes, John
ecarg
5 days ago
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Transport yourself to your favourite country imagine your journey from packing your case to following your route what you might see on the way what will you do when you get there delicious meals fantastic scenery or you might like swimming in the sea .Continue this journey until you are safely home .Feel glad that home is Britian
Davidmorcharternet
5 days ago (Last activity: 30th Mar 2020 19:57:10)
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I'm suffering from the coronovirus blues. Does anyone have an uplifting message.
Response from Angel9uk made 5 days ago
Not really suffering if you have a roof over your head, are warm, well fed, books to read and music to listen to etc.
Think of it as time out and see what new activities you can do. Be thankful for what you have right now 🙂
PatriciaB96
6 days ago
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Good evening to all new members , I hope you will all find new friends on this site .
Reg46
6 days ago (Last activity: 29th Mar 2020 17:30:58)
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Hi Everyone,I am 73 and recently bereaved and bored...Live in south east england..can't think of anything else to say at the moment... 🙂
Response from Wilf made 6 days ago
Good afternoon Reg and welcome to Silversurfers. I have been on here quite a few years and there are lots of very friendly folk on here who are always good for a chat. 🙂
Response from Yodama made 6 days ago
Hello Reg.
All you have to do is dive in, water is warmish for this time of year.
Loads of threads for you to air your views and/or rants or advice.
Just trawl through the Forum Boards and Topics, maybe you will find something of interest. Humour, music, gardening, politics,...
Response from Lionel made 6 days ago
You'll get used to we lunatics running the asylum. Jump in and join us.

Lionel
mistychris
27th Mar 2020 21:21:05 (Last activity: 28th Mar 2020 00:10:02)
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Hi everyone
Hope you are keeping safe I just joined as I was finding it
Response from Wilf made on 28th Mar 2020 00:10:02
Hi Mistychris and welcome to Silversurfers. I have been on here quite a few years and there are lots of very friendly folk on here who are always good for a chat. Wilf
JE
20th Mar 2020 22:57:02 (Last activity: 27th Mar 2020 20:42:07)
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Hello. My name is Jennie and I have just joined today. I am 68 years old, single and live in Wakefield. I am very family orientated and enjoy a laugh. I also love shopping and enjoy pottering in the garden, a little walking (when feeling fit enough),reading and Sudoku. I have lost my close 3 friends over the last 2 years and particularly with the current Coronavirus situation I am looking for some new people to chat to.
Response from Wilf made on 21st Mar 2020 07:19:00
Hello JE, lots of very friendly people to chat to here. I have been on here for some years. Take care
Response from Angel9uk made on 27th Mar 2020 20:42:07
Hello I moved to Skegness from Wakefield a few years ago.
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27th Mar 2020 12:28:59 (Last activity: 27th Mar 2020 12:49:49)
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Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 27th Mar 2020 12:49:49
Hello Talkandlaugh and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/ and if you would like to join the discussion on the challenges of self-isolation then here's where to go: https://www.silversurfers.com/silversurfers-forum/topic/daily-diaries-of-those-who-are-self-isolating-due-to-coronavirus/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
MollyUK
22nd Mar 2020 15:41:15 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 18:23:41)
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Hi celtwitch (and anyone else reading this). I'm new to this too. Have never joined a forum or chat room before, because I'm scared of it turning out to be just another dating site! I'm not looking for dates, by the way - I'm a happily-married 71-year-old with very few friends (long story) and no family at all (ditto). I'm not just another poor sad old lady, but a reasonably intelligent thoughtful person with wide-ranging interests and a lot of self-reliance!

But in this time of self-isolation, the stark realities of having no "support system" are starting to dawn on me. Not feeling sorry for myself, just trying to be realistic. I had an enjoyable life before the current Covid-19 crisis. Overnight it just disappeared (just as it has for many others, I suspect).

Like celtwich, I too went to university late and therefore didn't get a career out of it. I didn't expect to be isolated either, but the coronavirus apparently has other ideas.

Anyway, hello to everyone and don't hesitate to reply.
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 22nd Mar 2020 18:23:41
Hello MollyUK and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/ and if you would like to join the discussion on the challenges of self-isolation then here's where to go: https://www.silversurfers.com/silversurfers-forum/topic/daily-diaries-of-those-who-are-self-isolating-due-to-coronavirus/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
Carribelle
22nd Mar 2020 16:14:45 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 18:14:14)
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Hi there, I have just joined and not at all sure how it all works. I have been thinking about joining, but this social distancing has given me the spur to do it. Usually I am out and about, but obviously now will be at home more. I hope to hear from some new people.
Response from Wilf made on 22nd Mar 2020 16:39:40
Hello Carribelle and I hope you are keeping well in these difficult times. This site is full of friendly people and seems to be getting busier. I have been on here for some years and enjoy the online company.
Response from Carribelle made on 22nd Mar 2020 17:09:41
Hello Wilf, good to hear from you. As I am new, just finding my feet. Seems to be quite complicated. Any tips appreciated.
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 22nd Mar 2020 18:14:14
Hello Carribelle and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
denzer
22nd Mar 2020 02:28:14 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 07:35:33)
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Hello from the dairy state. I’m looking forward to hearing and talking to you. I enjoy reading,walking,movies and I would love to chat more with all friends.
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 22nd Mar 2020 07:35:33
Hi and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
SparkieL
21st Feb 2020 22:38:57 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 02:36:53)
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Hi, I just joined this site in hopes to meet new people and make new friendships. I live in Arizona. Please feel free to say hello. 🙂
Response from Yodama made on 22nd Feb 2020 12:59:12
Hello Sparkie, glad to have you join us. Loads of friendly people here so you won't have trouble finding friends. 🙂
Lovely and warm in Arizona, we are still reeling from storms and enough rain to fill another planet...a dry one!
Response from Wilf made on 17th Mar 2020 11:47:09
Hello Sparkie, welcome to Silversurfers. How are things now in Arizona with the current Corona situation? Its getting very difficult here in England
Response from denzer made on 22nd Mar 2020 02:36:53
Hi Sparkie,How are things Arizona? I have a few friends that stay in Arizona during the winter months. I hope you are having ok weather. It’s been cold and rainy here in Wisconsin.
Debbiekb
17th Mar 2020 11:33:32 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 02:32:14)
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Hi I'm Debbie from Derby., I've just turned 50.snd I'm separated. I'd like to meet some new friends, seem to have lost of a lot of my friends after moving house after my split. I love reading, watching television. Want to start gardening this year as the house I'm now in has a big garden.

I have just coined and this is my first post, thank you for reading xx
Response from Wilf made on 17th Mar 2020 11:48:36
Hi Debbie, welcome to Silversurfers-There are a lot of friendly people on here and also avid gardeners!
Response from Debbiekb made on 17th Mar 2020 11:54:44
Hi thank you. I look forward to chatting to people and getting some tips for my garden x
Response from Denys1954 made on 20th Mar 2020 16:59:04
Hi Debbie, are you from Derby itself or from Derbyshire? I live in south Derbyshire around 14 miles from the city.
Response from Debbiekb made on 21st Mar 2020 18:27:10
Hi I'm from Derby
Response from denzer made on 22nd Mar 2020 02:32:14
Hello Debbie, It sounds like you are making a fresh start. I love do a bit of gardening myself. I hope to talk to you more.
Katelb
21st Mar 2020 20:24:12 (Last activity: 21st Mar 2020 21:43:30)
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Hello .I am Kate , I am 80 and live in Ulverston.I was widowed 10 years ago and although I live alone, I do have family living in the same town so I am very lucky. I have a friend who lives further north up the west coast who visits when he can but of course the visits are on hold until all this chaos has finally cleared away. I am able to take the familie's dog for walks which gets me outof the house ,and I do see my family ....at a distance.....!
I only have a small garden and I guess I am a bit of a learner at gardening! but I'm improving.
This is the first time I have posted, so I'm feeling my way a bit but will keep looking in.
Response from Wilf made on 21st Mar 2020 21:43:30
Hello Kate-many of us Silversurfers get a lot of enjoyment walking our dogs. One of my daughters is cooped up in her London flat and she says that her dog relives all the tension and especially going out to walk him with some fresh air and exercise. Take care.
PerfectNumber
21st Mar 2020 11:50:44
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Hi

I'm Katherine, I early retired from teaching at 60 (I'm 64 now) but until all this hit, I was busier than ever. I volunteered at a local school, ran a Sunday School and did various other jobs at church, and have been running a large (1000 entries) local speech and drama festival, which couldn't have its grand finale, which would have been tomorrow. *Sob*

I'm setting up a virtual Sunday School, pacedly Spring-cleaning, sorting out and packing away the festival stuff, considering whether I will volunteer to still go the the school I volunteered at if they need an extra pair of hands. And if I get through all that, I will have no excuse not to start creating the website I keep being told I should set up!

Popping in here will definitely become one of my 'coffee break' treats.
Summerfield2
21st Mar 2020 03:36:29
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Hello Celtwitch. I'm from the USA, Portland Oregon- is that allowed? I am so bored I googled "Senior Chat Rooms" and this came up. So you're an eccentric dog owner? Tell me about your dogs. I am, sadly, dog free at the moment. I usually am gone several evenings a week and travel a good bit. Of course those are all curtailed at the moment.

Who knows what life will become? It's truly frightening. I'm an RN and worked in communicable disease reporting for the health dept for 23 years before I retired. I can only imagine what the work scene must be like today.

What is life like in UK? Our stores and most businesses are open though with reduced hours and limited number of people. All restaurants here are open only for takeaway or delivery. Streets are quiet. I have not had TV in awhile but got hooked up with cable today. I can' t watch the news too much.

I have two kids who live on the east coast. I miss them but they're very successful so I'm happy for that. I usually visit them every few months. Who knows when that will happen again.

Write back if inclined. Sorry to hear you have spondylosis. My daughter in law's father has that and has more good days than bad, but still.

Take care, Adrianne
loveringehotmailcouk
13th Mar 2020 11:14:10 (Last activity: 17th Mar 2020 11:45:40)
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Hi I'm 62yrs old. I'm unofficially retired because cant officially get my pension.. I worked in BIRU brain injury rehabilitation unit for17yrs I loved my job, but the time was right for me to go.
I live in Bristol which I have all my life very busy cosmopolitan city, thankfully I live on the outskirts.
I like walking the outdoors, cinema socializing meeting my friends.
My children are now grown up with their own lives I have 5 grandchildren they are my life.
Response from Wilf made on 17th Mar 2020 11:45:40
I am a similar age. Our kids are in their 20s and we are in Surrey. We have dogs so enjoy walking them daily which is going to be even more importent in the coming weeks.
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