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gvstn Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-28-10 03:57 PM
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14. In a state the size of Texas this is a million to one shot but i thought
Edited on Mon Jun-28-10 04:00 PM by gvstn
I'd mention it because the structure of it puts you in contact with many educated or interested older people. It is an offshoot of our State University that provides a building on campus for older adults to attend credit-free (exam-free) classes to keep themselves active. It is different than tuition free auditing of regular university classes in that it is a separate program where only older adults attend( they've lowered the age to 50 here because they are greedy and want as many attendees as possible). I live in Delaware and here everyone is less than an hour away from one of our two campuses.

My mother loves it as do many of her friends. Many people join after divorce or losing a spouse of just finding retirement a bit too isolating. It gives structure to their week and gives them a chance to meet people with similar interests.

Our University just joined a national group of similar programs (thanks to a $1 million dollar bribe to put Mr. Osher's name on the program). You can check here --Last paragraph gives an overview of the idea behind the program-- --Second link on the top left gives a list of participating universities--

Like I said Texas is a big state so a nearby participating university may be unlikely but might be worth a look. :)
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  -serious question-is anyone here old and single...what do you do? w8liftinglady  Jun-27-10 09:07 PM   #0 
  - Sometimes this is a difficult situation...  hayu_lol   Jun-27-10 09:28 PM   #1 
  - I am old and single. What do I do? A lot, but mostly what I want  david13   Jun-27-10 09:57 PM   #2 
  - Pretty much keep to myself since I do live in a conservative  doc03   Jun-27-10 11:10 PM   #3 
  - Oh.. I don't do anything really.  MiddleFingerMom   Jun-27-10 11:49 PM   #4 
  - +1  Iggo   Jun-28-10 09:43 AM   #9 
  - handle it? handle what?  Skittles   Jun-28-10 12:45 AM   #5 
  - It's so easy to make friends when we are children  Tobin S.   Jun-28-10 01:57 AM   #6 
  - putting on my flame-proof underpants. .  jcboon   Jun-28-10 02:56 AM   #7 
  - Actually,you all have been a big is hard in right-wing Tx to find liberals.  w8liftinglady   Jun-28-10 09:27 AM   #8 
  - my recollections of Tejas ..try near any local college  Capn Sunshine   Jun-28-10 09:07 PM   #21 
  - Adult Friend Finder worked for me and Mrs. Mopar  Mopar151   Jun-28-10 09:50 AM   #10 
  - First of all, thank your lucky stars that you're not stuck in one of  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-28-10 10:18 AM   #11 
  - what great ideas!Thanks!  w8liftinglady   Jun-28-10 10:33 AM   #12 
  - As a couple of posters have pointed out here,  Q3JR4   Jun-28-10 03:08 PM   #13 
  - In a state the size of Texas this is a million to one shot but i thought  gvstn   Jun-28-10 03:57 PM   #14 
  - Meetup groups are always fun  HipChick   Jun-28-10 03:58 PM   #15 
  - I'm 56 and married, but my job is in Philly and my home is in MA.  Old Troop   Jun-28-10 06:09 PM   #16 
  - i'm over 50, been single for over 20 years. gotten used to enjoying my own company  KG   Jun-28-10 06:19 PM   #17 
  - 55 and single...  Bennyboy   Jun-28-10 06:25 PM   #18 
  - Unfortunately, just about everyone I meet is married.  Kat45   Jun-28-10 07:52 PM   #19 
  - Also 55 and single  LearnedHand   Jun-28-10 08:48 PM   #20 
  - Nothing. I'm old and divorced  The Velveteen Ocelot   Jun-28-10 09:42 PM   #22 

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