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@j754217w wrote:

Relocated to be near family.

Exciting new city but everyone is older is either highly guarded, highly married, or full of insecurities, and dealing with pains from their past. 

I just want to explore the fun sites and learn what the city has to offer! Is that wrong? Am I taking a wrong approach?


@j754217w  It can be difficult for single seniors in a new city or town.  Do you have hobbies or activities that you enjoy doing?  If so, I would suggest you find a chapter of Meet-Up <https://www.meetup.com/> and sign up for groups whose activities or range of ages interest you.

 

Are you a church-goer?  You can find a lot of single seniors in churches and there are also lots of volunteer activities available if you want to get involved with the "life" of the church.

 

Not into that?  Well, there are other volunteer activities available everywhere!  They are another good place to meet others with time on their hands.  You can make some lasting friendships while bonding over volunteer opportunities in areas of interest for you...which can range from food pantries and soup kitchens to "Habitat For Humanity" to becoming a docent at a museum to volunteering at your local Public Television Station.  AARP volunteers may be active in your local community as well.  <http://volunteermatch.org/>

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Like to challenge yourself mentally?  Why not "audit" some college classes.  Just being on campus on a regular schedule puts you at the center of many activities and groups who can open new vistas for you.  Take a "fun" course at an adult learning center or local community college...movies, music, art, pottery, quilting, jewelry-making, photography, Master Gardener, "how to judge a BBQ cook-off" (now don't laugh...that is actually a "thing"!)

 

What about physical challenges?  Train for a charity race with others, join a cycling group, learn to be a SCUBA diver (you can train in a pool if you are in a land-locked area), take a yoga or Tai Chi class, get a dog and walk him regularly in areas where people congregate, go to crafts fairs and farmers' markets and chat up the locals who might be able to tell you where to find the fun places & activities you're looking for.

 

Good luck!

"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness." ~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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@j754217w I have a question,what city did you move to and how different is it from where you used to live? Sue

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Relocated to be near family.

Exciting new city but everyone is older is either highly guarded, highly married, or full of insecurities, and dealing with pains from their past.

I just want to explore the fun sites and learn what the city has to offer! Is that wrong? Am I taking a wrong approach?

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