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But moving in later life can also be quite daunting. Not only can it be emotionally distressing to leave behind a home and friends you know and love, but there can be a lot of uncertainty around meeting new people and becoming part of a new community.
Finding a club or organisation that interests you is a great way of meeting like-minded people. Giving some of your free time to a local cause will open a door to other people who care about the same things as you do. Again, you can find out about volunteering opportunities through your local library, community centre or by a quick Google search. A social media site such as Facebook is a fantastic way to learn about your local community.
Once you have made some connections be sure to follow them up with some face to face meetings so you can really get to know people. Communal areas such as parks, community centres and outdoor spaces are a great way to get to know people around you.
Once you recognise the same faces doggy or human you can begin to strike up a conversation beyond the dogs. These are fantastic opportunities to find people who share the same interests as you. Being active is important for our health and wellbeing, no matter what age. There will be lots of classes to suit all abilities at your local sports centre or gym.
Just start with a hello, a smile, or a wave. If you have relocated on your own it can be difficult mustering up the courage to go exploring on your own.
Try inviting an old friend over to visit. Whether they come for the day or a weekend, you can make the most of their company by exploring places on your doorstep together.
Throwing yourself into every activity and group can be a little overwhelming, so take your time choosing what suits you. Getting settled can be a slow process but be kind to yourself, and try some of these tips. You will feel part of your new, local community before you know it. We're always ready to welcome new members to our local Oddfellows friendship groups. You can find your nearest by using our Branch Finderor use our Events Finder to search for social events and activities happening near to where you live.
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