How to Make Friends in your Golden Years

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The old codgers discuss the challenges of making friends as we grow older. It’s not always easy, but they offer some tips on how to make new friends in our golden years.

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11 comments on “How to Make Friends in your Golden Years

  1. Sonja says:

    What a great pod cast
    Love it
    And guess what
    I really need to know what meta verse is all about!!!

    1. Sonja–
      You are really going the like the next episode: WTF is the Metaverse! Please listen and let us know what you think.

  2. Marjorie says:

    I’ have been practicing for several years, something you suggested. That is, contacting long ago friends. You lose if you wait for them to come to you. Reach out and enjoy the friend renewal.
    And yes Gary—-SMILE more.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Marjorie–
      Thanks so much for your comment! Yes, it’s never to late to make a friend. And sometimes your NEW friend is an OLD friend that you recently reached out to.

  3. Judy henry says:

    this was a good one…I think getting a job , Gary, was NOT one of the best suggestions, this is where Volunteer stuff is important….as Randy said.

    1. Judy–
      Yes! And there are so many nonprofit organizations that would love to have us “old codgers” as volunteers!

  4. Judy Henry says:

    on another note- the “business Card”…now this reALLY SHOWS your Codger ages. Many people I know, myself included….have PERSONAL cards we hand out when appropriate, which kind of identify (like the Happy to be retired guy) who we see ourselves as we like to present ourselves now. Then we get our phone numbers clumsily on our phones. Love you folks!!

  5. jack turner says:

    just exposed myself to your last 3 episodes–keep em coming!–I get my news from the paper–that’s why they call it newsPAPER!–try applesauce in your jello; it still works after all these years; also, I find that young(er) people are eager to talk to dinosaurs

    1. Jack–
      I’m so glad we’re a podcast, so we didn’t see you exposing yourself. (Insert laugh track here.) But thanks so much for listening, and thanks for your kind words. Please subscribe to our podcast, and Please Please Please tell you friends!

  6. Mary Lawler says:

    Great podcast! I have found volunteer work to be a great place to make friends. Also taking a class!! Or teach a class! Back to school!! Mary

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Thanks, Mary. Going back to school as a teacher or a student is an excellent suggestion!

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