Retired…but most of your friends still work or are not as active as you? Then, it’s time to leave your comfort zone and expand your social circle.
Here’s a few tips on how to get started.
*Identify your passions. Make a list of your interests and hobbies. Surf the WEB for clubs in your area. If you’re not comfortable with surfing, then go to the Yellow Pages under CLUBS. Look for church organizations, community center education classes, or college classes which retirees can usually audit for free. Be creative in your research. A lot of groups would love to have some new members!
*Become more involved. Working with others on committees or special projects is a great way to build new relationships with people who have similar interests.
*Hit the gym. Try a new exercise class like Pilago (Pilates and Yoga) or join a racquetball or tennis.
A cute new movie about a guy who's having trouble making new male friends is “I Love You, Man”. Check it out for a good laugh! You can find a review of it at: http://chicago.metromix.com/movies/movie_review/movie-review-i-love/1031605/content