The children are grown. The house is empty. Now what? After the children graduate high school and move away many baby boomers find themselves socializing less. The reason? There are no more soccer games, school plays, church youth groups and other outside activities where both kids and parents meet up with up with their friends. The common bond which once held friends together is no longer there.
What is a baby boomer to do? The answer is not to hide away in the house only making excursions to buy food or go to work. The key to keeping up a social life post children is to find or start a social group in order to get together with other baby boomers who have like interests.
Kathy and her friends meet together once or twice a week for a yoga class. The whole idea of the class is to get a little exercise but at the same time she says, “we don't just exercise we also share a lot about how our week is going.”
Tom and a few of the men from his church meet on Monday nights for a bible study, Thr group started as a way for the men in the church, both young and old, to meet with other men.While Tom says,” The groups is mainly about studying the Bible but it also an outlet for the men to talk about their problems.
Social groups like the ones Kathy and Tom attend are easy to set up. All that is needed is a group of people with like interests, who are willing to meet at least once a week, schedules permitting. Add a place to meet and a social group is born.
Once started a social group should offer a retreat from the pressures of everyday life and attending a social group shouldn't cost a lot of money. Social groups usually meet in someone's home or at other places like libraries or at churches, places where there is little or no charge to use the sp