How to find somewhere to go for the holidays, if you have no where to go when your over fifty?

If  you have no where to go for the holiday, you SHOULD not be alone!  Being over fifty, can sometimes be hard because your kids may live far away- and you may be alone- HOWEVER this is NO reason for you to be alone on the holidays. Below are some great tips that will ensure you get an invite, and share the joy of the holiday!

Tips for finding you a place to share the holidays:

1. First, and foremost, always be aware that if you are a religious person visit the local religious services. Whether you are Catholic, or Jewish or whatever you may practice- houses of worship are great places to start.

I know from experience that when you visit a house of worship, people are more than happy to talk to you, and get to know you. Do not shy away from a place of worship! You still have time- get yourself over to one, and try to talk to the head of the institution- and see if he can help you. Ministers, Rabbi’s or whomever even the directors- are more than happy to help someone in need.

2.Try calling some of your friends. See what they are doing. You do not want to impose, but most of the time- if it is just you, there is no reason for them to say no. People love to hear our stories, and learn more about us.

3.Openly admit it- and who knows, you may get an invite. Technology is such a great tool. We need to learn to use it well. No one should be alone on the holidays! So- join the DONTBEALONEFORTHEHOLIDAYS campaign- and maybe there people will volunteer.

4. Volunteer. This is a great way to make yourself feel great! If you do not celebrate the holidays- there is no harm in volunteering. Volunteer your time, and meet new people. This is a fantastic way to meet new people, and at the same time- keep yourself together with others. Do not allow yourself to be alone. The more people you meet the better!

 

So- remember, whatever you do, be proactive. Ask your friends, visit the religious institutions, volunteer, and try and be open to sharing holidays with others.

 

Best,

Fifty and loving it 🙂