I created this group for senior women (ages 50+) to find girlfriends. Why? Because I'm lonely. We all need girlfriends we can call for advice, lean on if something happens, maybe find a roommate. Have different types of activities. It's up to you as to what you want to do in this group.
Some seniors like meet ups and staying busy. We have meet ups open to members who would like to host a meet up. If you'd prefer to look at profiles and find someone that might make a good friend, you can do that. Please feel free to text each other and get to know people.
As we get older and lose our children to marriage and maybe they end up across the country, we are widowed or divorced, we get lonely. We may find ourselves in a new city with no one. I have ended up with great online friends from all over the world, but I want to find girlfriends in San Antonio that I can actual meet with, have a cup of coffee, lunch or dinner. To just be able to have a dinner at each other's home. Some women may be ill and need help getting through the illness.
I miss having girlfriends in my life who do not judge me. Girls that accept their girlfriends unconditionally. Maybe it's a tall order, but I can at least try and see if there are women out there that are looking for the same. We can all have a part in how to build this to whatever members want out of this group.
Having said that, I want to add that being part of a group of friends takes commitment and respect. Please remember that the hosts of these fun and interesting activities, are making these activities available to you. Last minute cancellations and no shows are not a part of friendship and respect, and cannot be allowed.
Your suggestions are welcome and your friendship is welcome.Thanks for your joining and your time. Vicki
Most importantly, why do we need a cancellation or no show policy?
Think of it this way, if you had made plans with your parents, sibling, or best friend to catch a movie, grab a bite to eat, or go shopping, would you then not show up or call? You probably wouldn't stand them up, you probably wouldn't be that inconsiderate...at least we hope you wouldn't! When a Girlfriend hosts an activity, she is making a commitment to you to be there. She is providing an opportunity for you to have fun. This is a community of friends. We all want to be with Girlfriends who are courteous, reliable and respectful. Some events fill up very quickly and often have waiting lists. It is simply not fair to those on the waiting list who would like to attend to lose a spot to someone who no-showed, or who cancelled with insufficient notice for others to make plans. Also, if your host expects you to attend an activity, quite often they wait for you to show up. In another case where the host makes reservations for a group of people, she needs an up to date exact count whenever possible to provide to the restaurant etc. If a certain number of ladies is needed to play a game, like Bunco, and they are counting on you to show up, your absence might affect the whole group of ladies who wanted to play. I'll bet you didn’t realize how important you are to Senior Girlfriends!
What is the attendance and cancellation policy of Senior Girlfriends? When your schedule changes you are expected to update your RSVP as soon as possible in order to make room for others. No-shows are not acceptable and cancelling less than 24 hours in advance will be considered the same as a no-show in our attendance records. We understand that there are exceptions to this. Emergencies happen and that will always be taken into consideration.
•1st Last-Minute cancellation/no show: No problem, things come up, it happens.
•2nd Last-Minute cancellation/no show: We will check-in with you via email and remind you of our Last-Minute Cancellation Policy. We will also ask that you wait to sign up for an activity that you want to attend until the day of that activity when you know with more certainty that you can attend.
3rd Last-Minute cancellation/No show-You will be removed for the group for a period of 30 days. After that you can apply for acceptance again.