Can you help me find new friends?

I have recently retired and found your newspaper in my local library and now have registered online. I am struggling to find things to do in my local area –  it really isn’t easy.

I have joined a fortnightly club by being introduced by a friend and I do have friends, but I can see the winter being a long one.

I enjoyed my work but am enjoying my retirement but just wish there were more things I could do without relying on friends that have their own social life.

I love your emails and glad I have found you.

Maureen Healey by email

Can you offer Maureen any advice to help her meet new friends, as I’m sure she’d appreciate your suggestions? Ed.