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This group is for those that attended Woodstock, were too young to go but remember Woodstock or were at least born when it took place:)

A meet up group for people in their 50's and 60's (approximately). A great way to to meet new people in an area where this age group is a minority. The goal is fun and maybe friendships. Great if you're new in town or just want to meet new dinner, lunch, happy hour, tennis, travel, walking, golf partners, etc.

We have over 303 members in just moonths between Facebook, Meetup and newspaper articles!

See Face book page (Club 50/60):

Sandpaper article:

New Social Club Debuts at Element Restaurant Oct. 22 Oct 07, 2015  

— Eric Englund 

To Barnegat Township resident Lori Shomer, people in their 50s and 60s represent a lost demographic.

“It seems the population here is heavy in the over-70s group or those under 45 raising a family,” said Shomer, a retired business consultant. “So in a way, people in their 50s and 60s get left out of the loop.”

She said people in that age range who live in the adult communities have some advantages in that they are “socially sustained within their gates.”

“But for those who live outside of the gates it’s a different story,” said Shomer. “When new to this area, it can be especially difficult to meet and create meaningful friendships. Although friendships can be ageless, it is also nice to have some friends that are close in age.”

With this situation in mind, Shomer has formed Club 50/60, and the group will be holding its inaugural social on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Element Restaurant and Bar in Manahawkin.

“This group is for those who could have attended Woodstock, were too young to go but remember Woodstock or at least were born not too long after it took place,” she said. “Our first get-together will be like an informal meet and greet.”

Shomer stressed that the group is not a singles organization or a dating service. Both married and unmarried are welcome.

“The goal is to have fun and hopefully find friendships,” she said. “It could be great for those new in town or just wanting to meet new partners for dinner, lunch, happy hour, tennis, travel, walking, golf ... and other activities.”

Shomer said she has more than 60 people signed up for the event. She said members can suggest or lead any activity, from book clubs to walking groups.

“After our first social, we’ll have a better idea what people are interested in,” she said. “We could have more social events down the road. Right now, we’re hoping that people will develop new friendships and have more fun in life.”

Shomer said that for more information, people may email her at, access the group’s Facebook page or log onto and search for Club 50/60.

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