What we're about
It seems as we age it becomes harder to maintain old friendships and making new friends is not so easy - especially for those of us who live in rural areas. So, this group is for women who are 50+; need to socialize more; are looking for positive ways to fill the voids in our lives; and who are seeking encouragement to pursue new goals.
If you are a stay-at-homer, retired, or have a somewhat flexible work schedule - this group may be for you! Married, single, widowed, divorced - all 50+ ladies are welcome!
We have a regularly scheduled meet-up on the 1st Wednesday of every month titled "What's Up Gals?". This meet-up is generally held at the organizer's home in Norvell Township. We talk about books, travel, work, family, life, food, and whatever the conversation leads to, while enjoying coffee, tea and a snack. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, we gather for "We Got Game" meet-ups at our co-organizer's home near Grass Lake. What games we play depends on attendance. Not competitive - just great fun!
Throughout the month, we also have member-hosted meet-ups. These meet-ups are held on various days/times and include whatever activity the hosting member chooses such as doing crafts or sometimes things like boat rides or luncheons. We also do occasional day trips or nights out, visit wineries, gardens, attend plays - all sorts of fun & interesting things! We have a "buddy" system if you're just looking for someone to take a walk with or go to a movie; and we're always open to new ideas.
This is a lovely group of women, from all walks of life. We share good conversation about common interests, and thoughts and ideas about coping with life's changes. In talking about whatever it is that matters most to us - friendships have been made, and we have both laughed and cried!
**PLEASE READ - IMPORTANT** Given these heated political times we are living in - we do not openly discuss politics or religion during our group meet-ups and everyone is welcome regardless of their views. As we have gotten to know each other however, it is sometimes difficult to avoid at least touching on certain topics as they relate to our conversation, but we do our very best to make sure everyone is comfortable with the subject matter and that our meet-ups do not become debates.
Also note that our group is for socializing and making friends. It is NOT a group for promoting personal businesses or other meet-up groups. And while members are not required to attend every meet-up, we ask that you not join simply out of curiosity and that your intention is to be a regular participant.