Single seniors need encouragement to get out and meet new people to prevent isolation, loneliness, and depression. If your loved one is looking for a fresh romantic connection or just some new friends, he or she may want to check out this list of local meetup spots for seniors, brought to you by the Scottsdale 24-hour care experts at Home Care Assistance.
1. Scottsdale Over 50 Just for Fun Meetup Group
Founded in 2011, this group of older adults gathers regularly for various activities in Scottsdale and the surrounding cities. They regularly meet for dinners, dancing, hikes, and luncheons, and they also host a weekly event called Wednesday Coffee and Conversation at the Wild Flower Bread Company on East Indian School Road. During this event, which takes place every Wednesday at 9am, your loved one can join other seniors for coffee, wonderful conversation, and laughter.
2. Newly Single Over 50
Founded in 2016, this group of recently single men and women over 50 meet and exchange ideas, support each other and have a lot of fun. Every Saturday at 9am, the members of this group hold an event called Walk, Coffee, and Conversation: Healthy Is Happy at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on Camelback Road. Members walk for an hour while enjoying delicious coffee and interesting stories and conversations.
3. 50 Is the New 30
Founded in 2014, this upscale group is for mature professional adults who want stimulating conversation and excitement. They host many weekly and monthly social activities in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas, including their Upscale Relaxed Happy Hour event that takes place the last Wednesday of each month at 5pm at the Blue Martini Lounge on East High Street, which runs through December 28th. Members get discounts on the entire menu and drinks. Another bonus is they invite other meetup groups to join, which gives your loved one a better opportunity to meet even more men and women he or she might have otherwise never had the chance to meet.
4. Scottsdale’s Best Over 50 “Happy Hours and More” by Debra
Founded in 2016, this is a group of individuals who simply want to have fun and make new friendships. They host many fun activities, including their featured event of line dancing at Handlebar J on East Becker Lane every Tuesday at 6pm, which runs through November. Your loved one will have a blast socializing and making new friends while learning new dance steps.
When it comes to the desire for companionship, every senior has unique needs. If your loved one needs someone to engage with socially on a regular basis, consider hiring an in-home caregiver from Home Care Assistance. In addition to providing companionship care, our compassionate caregivers can also assist with bathing, grooming, cooking, and many other household tasks. Learn more about the senior care Scottsdale families trust by calling a friendly Care Manager at 480.448.6215 today.