We are a group of widows and widowers who have lost their spouse or significant other and are ready to now get out and socialize in a group setting. The focus of this group is to help you to move on- we are not a support group. We offer friendship and camaraderie. Many of our members also belong to social groups on meetup and have learned that it's easier to move on when you can do so with others that can relate to your circumstance. You can learn to have fun again by just coming out and meeting some of us. It's not easy but if we do it together it helps. We are a varied group with people suffering new losses to veterans of 10+ years. We are here for each other...as life goes on. ON A SPECIAL NOTE: Although this is not a dating group, several folks have found love again within the group and they still remain active members.
There are no age limitations though we do range in age from the 50s to late 60s. Our event Calendar may be viewed once you join. You can also see the other members of our group. It is not a good idea to email other group members before you have met. If we are made aware of unsolicited emails you will be deleted from the group. If you have questions before attending an event please feel free to contact one of the organizers.
We schedule events from Bunco to Dominoes to dinners to movies to art strolls etc. Everyone in the group is open to suggest an event that interests them and get others to join in. We suggest that you give it a try and if it's not your "cup of tea" you are free to leave the group. No pressure. There's also no pressure to attend events. You can join and then come to a meetup event whenever you feel you are ready. Or bring a friend to your first event if you feel more comfortable doing so. We do ask when you sign up for an event, please follow through and attend. If you must cancel, please let us know. Repeated no shows will result in membership cancellation.
This is a closed group and we require you post a recent picture so it's easier for everyone to recognize each other at an event. Also use your first name and at least the initial of your last name as we have many folks with the same first name. We try to centrally locate our events but of course with such a large area sometimes a drive of some distance will be required. We try to appeal to as many people as possible.
Once again - WELCOME - and hopefully we will get to meet you soon!
UPDATE: This group will be moving to Facebook in June 2019