When you are middle-aged you make friends in your job. After that, it's very, very hard to meeting varied, interesting women for female friendships. There are no limits to the size of the group or the variety of women who participate. There is not a particular topic focus, but rather an opportunity for creating areas of interest and exploration together with new friends formed through the Meetup. Many studies have concluded that friendships are vital to a person's well-being, and this is especially true for older women. Looking for women of varied and rich interests: art, exercise, food, social, causes, spirituality ... really, anything that excites and interests the group. The focus is finding interesting female friends. The founder of a similar group in LA, Dale Pollekoff, 71, wrote "At this age, you are who you are. Your life has been lived, your career is over or in its last stage, you're married or single, had children or not. You're not looking over the horizon for the next best thing. So there's no jealousy or competition. The struggle is over, you come to terms with who you are because there's no alternative. Acceptance is all that's left."