Do folks have advice for how to social engage/nurture your elder parents in their retirement? My mom is deeply lonely, and I’m getting worried for her. She retired from teaching just before the pandemic hit, and she has very limited socialization. She’s very lonely and depressed. Did you have empty nest parents that has hobbies or groups that helped them feel more fulfilled/satisfied?

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Can she move to a retirement community? We did that with my grandma and she has a blast gossiping with neighbors, going to karaoke, playing cards. Or maybe there are retirement groups that don’t involve moving

My grandma is in Florida and moved years and years ago at this point, so I’m not really sure about the money side. I hope everything works out!!

She needs to find hobbies or back to work. Substitute teaching maybe? For hobbies, book clubs, golf, tennis, volunteering for a non-profit, fostering a puppy….

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