I also joined a “lunch ladies” group but have only attended one lunch due to my financial restraints now. I do plan on going there more often, as my money frees up. These ladies are all ages and it is nice to be with younger adults, too. It keeps me young.
I intend to keep going to both groups when I can, but I am searching for one that fits me, even better. I have even been toying with the idea of starting one of my own, when finances permit. I need an acronym for it -Seniors Living on Fixed Incomes (SLFI) or Poor Single Seniors (PSS) or Over Fifty Indigent Seniors (OFPS). None of these seem to fit, but I think there is a need for those of us practically living in poverty in our senior years. I know many just in my apartment complex. They, as I, lost their retirement savings to illness. I bet there are quite a few out there. Maybe some of them are looking for something to do other than playing bingo.
And all of this rambling means that I have not given up yet. There is still a life for the poorer retiree out there after 65 years, 70 years or even older. I want to create one since no one else seems to be doing it. The ads for growing older show healthy, young looking retires with money. Oh, is that so wrong.
So “into the breach” I go. Who knows what will happen?