>> Feb 9, 2013
I believe that love may come at any age and love doesn’t belong to young people only. When my late mother passed away in 1999, my father was sixty four years old. Actually, as her daughter, I allowed if my father wanted to meet a new female friend at any place where seniors meet other seniors is facilitated. I would give my agreement if he found a right woman and planned to get married again. But my father told me that he didn’t want to replace my mother with any woman else; he still kept my mother in his mind and heart.
Since my father was already in retirement, he spent most of his time at home. My husband and I decided to accompany him by living together at the same house. Fortunately, he knew how to fight boredom and loneliness. I’ve never heard his complaint of feeling bored. He loved to read different books and look after some plants. During weekends we often did things together like fishing and eating out at restaurants; he also met some of his old work colleagues while taking his pension fund regularly. When my father left us forever last year, he’s a widower for more than thirteen years.
Not every senior citizen can face their single times with joy like my late father; there are many other senior people who suffer severe loneliness. Meeting other senior people who has the same interests would be a great pleasure. For elderly people, pursuing happiness is becoming priority; as career and child care aren’t their most concerns anymore. The specially created online community such as www.50plus-club.ca can be a great place for seniors to build relationship with other seniors; it can be done without leaving their homes. If you’re including senior single citizen, it’s not impossible if you meet someone special there and love comes to you again.