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There should be a forum for those who live life without the benefit of having a family

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There should be a forum for those who live life without the benefit of having a family

Many people don't. 

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@sh58233857 Just revisiting your post.  Have recently heard ( from multiple sources ) that 1 in 4 Americans do not have someone in their life that they could call a really good friend.  Wondering in the AARP demographic if those statistics are even more.  

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@sh58233857 You bring up a really good point about something that is ( sadly ) all to common.  It comes down to wanting to connect and having a safe place to share.  The problem I have seen in the past ( have been active on this site for over a year ) is that something is started that seems like a great place for connecting, and it quickly flames out because people aren't willing to post on some time of regular schedule.

 

I recently started posting every Monday under the Entertainment forum, under the leisure & lifestyles section about limericks.  If people are interested, they can check in for a new set of limericks each week.  Maybe you can do something like that format.  Where people can check in weekly.  I think if you try to sustain anything more regular, people get tired of it.  Just a thought.  Could organically become more regular if you get a core group checking in. That could work.

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I agree.  How would that work?  I'm presently not doing so well with friends and family.   I have a very small family left, but they are not beneficial to me.  So that's where I'm at.   

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So very sorry to learn that you're not  doing so well with family and friends. I agree that it does get lonesome at times.  I am looking forward  to registering at our local senior community center in a day or two.  I have been procrastinating but I have to make the effort to connect with new friends. That's my goal for 2022. Good luck Tom

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In the area I live in where I don't know where there's a Senior's Center and I have looked for one.   Plus with the pandemic, if there was one, then there wouldn't be much going on anyways because events would have to be cancelled.   

 

I have done so much in the past to get out there and make friends, and have failed.  If I was successful, then I wouldn't be reporting that I'm not doing well with making friends.   

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i wish whoever sets up the aarp forums would start a category for it.

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