This is a group for women 40 and over who are interested in making friends with women for lunch/dinner a movie, travel or anything that sounds like fun. This is all about having fun and making new friends.
It is intended to be a group where you make friends. While not every event may appeal to you, remember that the more events you come to, the better you will get to know members in the group. I would love for us all to become a close group of friends who support each other.
"A landmark UCLA study suggests friendships between women are special. They shape who we are and who we are yet to be. They soothe our tumultuous inner world, fill the emotional gaps in our marriage, and help us remember who we really are. By the way, they may do even more...
In one study, for example, researchers found that people who had no friends increased their risk of death over a 6-month period. In another study, those who had the most friends over a 9-year period cut their risk of death by more than 60%.
Friends are also helping us live better. The famed Nurses' Health Study from Harvard Medical School found that the more friends women had, the less likely they were to develop physical impairments as they aged, and the more likely they were to be leading a joyful life. In fact, the results were so significant, the researchers concluded, that not having close friends or confidants was as detrimental to your health as smoking or carrying extra weight."