You’ve moved! After successfully moving to a new place and tackling the Mt Everest of To Do list of setting up residence in a new town, now you’re now ready to start enjoying your life and finding your tribe.
Just Say YES
The most common advice on how to make new friends in a new place is to find the courage in you to say YES to new adventures. Think twice before turning down invitations to meet new people, even if those invitations include doing something outside your comfort.
That said, it’s always easier to give that advice than follow it. In reality, making friends in a new place can sometimes be difficult. Here is a guide to form new friendships and find good friends for life.
- Connect with friends of your friends
It’s can be difficult to make friends in a new place after you move. So, a great beginning is working our networks – reach out to your old friends for assistance and ask them for contacts in your new town. With a little luck, you should be able to get a few contacts and when you do, make sure you reach out to those people and meet up with them.
- Invite your neighbours to a housewarming party
Try to meet your neighbours with an informal get-together in your home and invite the folks next door to a casual housewarming party. It’s your genuine opportunity to get a feel for what your neighbours are like – after all, you never know where you’ll meet your next good friend.
- Join local Facebook Groups
Finding Facebook groups for activities you enjoy can be the catalyst for meeting like-minded people who share your hobbies.
- Heed to Call – Volunteer
Without a doubt, the noblest way to make friends in a new city is to volunteer at non-profit or charitable organisation in your area. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, if not the most rewarding and satisfying thing a person can do for a fulfilling life.
- Find a Lifestyle Community
Of course, the easiest way to combine all of the above is to move to a lifestyle community. This option has become increasingly popular with Australians over the age of 55 as it provides complete independence with the added benefits of resort-style facilities, including built-in regular activities and social events all within a secure environment. What could be easier than living in a community with like-minded people with all the activities you enjoy and the opportunities to cultivate favourite hobbies and discover new ones? Your friendship network will blossom in no time!
Interested in learning more about community lifestyle living? Consider Latitude25 Lifestyle community, in sunny Hervey Bay, QLD, that is proving that active lifestyle community with a luxury fully planned RV lifestyle gated community catering to discerning over 50s lifestyle enthusiasts in a vibrant safe community complete with resort-style facilities. For more information on touring Latitude25 call 1800 025 025 or www.visitlatitude.com.au.