You have my total respect Ed36, your dedication in looking after your wife is something wonderful more especially at your age. Just like to chat and see how the rest of the world is doing.Live in a rented retirement apartment and do have lovely neihbours. I live in Wales am a widow,would love to have friends to chat too.Am getting on in years, but brain working perfectly, though legs are not as good.
As we retire and our families move away to start new adventures, you might find you have more time on your hands or want to expand your social circle to find people who share your interests and hobbies or have had similar life experiences that you can relate to.
I go to a gym close by three times a week go walk on the other days and go into town with a friend and have a coffee and a chat.
I live in a small town in the countryside so there plenty of places of interest. I joined this one hoping to find some friends to chat with about gardening, animals, movies, books, and life in general.
lol kids are all grown with families of their own, besides I moved away several years ago 2k in fact.
Love the state I picked, you shouldn't pass the chance to visit Oregon.
Being mindful of your own personal safety and security will allow you to enjoy yourself and make the most of your time chatting to new friends.