Everywhere you live there will be possibilities for new friendships. Making friends is as easy and as hard as you want. Start by taking walks in the neighborhood, the shops, the library. Introduce yourself. Tell others what your interests are and ask for help in finding groups with similar interests. Be patient with your ability to open up to complete strangers.
Soon, you will join the first group and begin to spend time with people in an easy way. They might ask you to go for coffee after a meeting. Take the initiative and ask them. They are just like you, eager to join and participate, but also new to retirement. Ask for advice on how to meet people.Before you know it, your interests have connected you to others.
But, what if you want to explore new interests? That was my case. I wanted to write and needed a writing support group. I will share how I became involved, made many friends and in the process I became confident enough to begin my memoir and start this blog. Yes, one step leads to another.