Dear Fellow Seniors:
 
My name is Dolores and I am a volunteer at SeniorNet. I am SO excited about setting up a brand new SeniorNet Chat Forum ! I am looking forward to hearing from all of you.
 
Think of this program as a journey to a better quality of life!
 
I am a senior, 86 years old, and live in a lovely senior development. I have three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. My late husband and I traveled to over 49 countries and thankfully stored all our pictures in albums which I look at from time to time and it’s almost like re-visiting these countries again.  I fully understand how at times life seems to be dull, boring and routine. Many of us seniors cannot get about as we used to and feel lonely at times. Just think – once you log on to our new Chat Forum, you will be able to communicate with other seniors and you will have more friendships than you did when you were younger. We will be able to talk to each other about our life’s journey and our feelings, about our family, our aches and pains, some of the things we are involved with.  Of course, we will not discuss politics or religion because sometimes these subjects are just too controversial. But we will here to listen and talk about what is happening in your life!
 
The “golden years” are often lonely years. As adults age, many older Americans find their inner circle shrinking when adult children move and spouses and friends become ill or pass away. While senior living communities promise an active second chapter, loneliness and isolation still exist behind closed doors.
 
Here at SeniorNet we can conquer the trials of aging and deepening our humanity by accepting life for what it is and having the joy of sharing our thoughts and feelings with other seniors.
 
I cannot wait to hear from all of you! I am so looking forward to all the new friends we will make here on SeniorNet. Let me know if you would be interested. 

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