19 Sep Boomers, seniors connect through electronic meetups
South Florida boomers and newly retired seniors aren’t looking to make friends or explore new interests the way their parents did. They aren’t going to AARP chapters, joining fraternal groups, checking fliers in the condo clubhouse or playing bingo at the local senior center.
Instead, they are hitting the Internet to make face-to-face connections with like-minded people their own age.
The result: gatherings where former hippies can break out their tie-dye tees and feel groovy again; a dance for ballroom fans who might not have regular partners; and a book club exclusively for mature readers.