And by way of introduction, here's some info about what our group, Concord 55 Alive, is all about:
Concord 55-Alive (formerly Concord Single Boomers) is a group of single Seniors who have fun socially. We have a bocce club, a dinner-group, a Happy Hour group, a movie night once per month, occasional trips to live theater and concerts mainly in the Concord area, a board-games night, a walking/hiking group, and several other interesting activities, events, and groups. You’ll likely find something here that’s interesting to you and fun-to-do!
Note that we are not a dating site. Please do not join our group with any expectation that you will meet and date anyone from our group.
Our group is open to single Seniors – ages 55 and over. And we don’t mind if you are a little under 55. But please be honest about your age and your status as a single, per our definition of same in our Policies section. You should familiarize yourself with the Policies section as soon as you have been accepted into our group as a new member. If – after you have been accepted for membership - you read the Policies and find that you may not be “a good fit” for our group, it’d be best for you to excuse yourself from the group. We want all of our members to take an active interest in our group and hope you will attend at least one of our events every 3 to 5 months or so.
Please don't apply if you live far enough away that attending will be an issue. If you live a distance away but visit our area for extended periods (visiting children, etc.), please note that, or you may be declined.
Please don't apply if you are already in or plan to be in any more than 20 or so other Meetup groups. By belonging to a very large number of groups you are "spreading yourself thin" and it's unlikely that you'll be coming to our events very often. We'd rather you take an interest in Quality than in Quantity.
We do not charge fees to join or attend, but instead we may soon rely on a voluntarily-contributed-to “50-50 Drawing” done twice a year. Once we start the Drawing, it will be announced to all members. The fees (the ones our Organizer has to pay to our"parent company," MeetUp/WeWork) will paid out of the proceeds of the Drawing and – if there are any funds left over after that - we will use the balance to fund an annual or semi-annual group picnic at a local or regional park. Participation in the drawing is not mandatory, but you could win a substantial amount by participating in it.
Our requirements for making application to our group also include:
* have a recognizable face photo... this is both for security and to help our hosts spot and welcome new attendees.
* have a real first name that you actually go by, and a last initial ...not just initials... for your “handle” with us.
* unhide your other Meetup groups and your Interests while applying to join this group.... again this is a security measure and lets us know that you are "Quality-oriented" rather than "Quantity-oriented." You may re-hide your lists of other Meetup groups that you belong to - and your Interests - just as soon as you get word from us that you have been accepted as a new member.
Note 1: Once you have gotten past our "velvet ropes" and gained admission to our "club" please come back to this location and read our policies and disclaimer under our Pages tab: https://www.meetup.com/Concord_55-Alive/about/ (All members are deemed to have agreed to them by joining us.)
Note 2: Please do not join us if you are an Organizer of a similar meetup group.
Those who are widowed may also want to join our "sister group," Concord Widows & Widowers.