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I moved to an Independent Living Community.  It was a totally new experience for me as I had never lived in an apartment before.  People told me I would hate it but I actually love it because there are lots of activities where you get a chance to meet other residents.  It wasn't easy for me to do that as I am somewhat shy but I knew if I wanted to make friends, I had to put myself out there and I did!  I volunteer here, attend Bible classes and church services.  I am part of a book club and also serve as the Librarian, a job which I "inherited" from another resident who passed away.  We do many social things, crafting, Happy Hour once a month, as dining out.  I am glad to have come to be part of this wonderful community of people.

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Friendships are one of the true joys of life. I now make a commitment to join book clubs, educational groups, social groups just to make these incredible connections which take investment. I’ve also lost many lifelong friends through their passing and mourn how long it took to build those incredible and rewarding relationships and how fast they are gone. Looking forward to many more amazing connections while celebrating the gift of life. 

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How do you find and make new friends?

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Do you find it diffucult to make new friends are you get older?   Great article on this here:  https://www.thegirlfriend.com/relationships/making-friends-middle-age-damn-hard what do you think?

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