This is really silly... Here I am, a semi-retired 66-year old woman asking you what the "H" I should do with my life.
I have been retired since Dec 2005, and am now feeling very lost, unwanted and useless. I truly do not know where to turn.
Can you offer any suggestions?
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Dear Looking For More,
You don't tell me what you have looked for but there is a lot out there. You can do any volunteer work which is so needed in schools, hospitals, and many organizations.
Then there are many courses of interest you can enroll in at the "Y" in your town. There are courses you can take and meet many new friends. If you are well and can get around, the world is your oyster.
Get to it and enjoy.
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I know my grandmother signed up for classes at a local adult school. She took a writing class, and now she shares her stories with us.
Many towns have "adult schools" that offer great classes in all sort of areas. And the best part is, when you take the class you'll be with other people your age. It's great way to explore new things you may be interested in. Watercolors? Tap dance? Botanical Design?
You might feel old but actually you are so young - check out idealist.org for places in your community that could benefit from your wisdom and experience
I always thought the red hat society sounded excellent:
Or, I always believe doing something creative can help you feel grounded in the world. I felt lost after a car accident made me disabled but I have discovered a whole new life painting. There are a lot of great art societies out there.
We had a couple and their grandson sign up for lessons at our martial arts school. Grandpa and grandson got their black belts together -- when grandpa was nearly 70! Grandma was no slouch, either, with a blue belt. They were such fun to watch!
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