Building friendships and engaging in social activities are important at all life stages and can help you feel more connected and supported. Joining a social group or participating in a hobby are both great ways to meet new people and make friends! By engaging in something you enjoy doing, you can meet people with similar interests and hobbies.

One potential option for connecting with your community and meeting new people is to volunteer. Giving back to your community can give you a sense of purpose, leave you feeling fulfilled, and strengthen your social connections. Another great way to make new connections is to join a senior center in your community. Senior centers have many opportunities to engage in social groups, activities, and hobbies based on your interests. Some options in Guilford County include:

For information about additional resources in Guilford County visit the Senior Resources of Guilford website!

Another way you can maintain a social support network is to reach out and reconnect with old friends. Reaching out to an old friend with whom you’ve lost touch can rekindle your friendship and lead to feelings of connectedness and community. Many times, old friendships can pick up right where they left off, regardless of how much time has gone by. Try reaching out to someone you were once good friends with by giving them a call, sending an email or text, or by inviting them to join you for a meal if they are close by.


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