Yes, your peer group can be a great source of comfort (so don’t ditch them), but it’s also easy to sit around and just kvetch. "Younger friends," says Elizabeth Crook, 67, of Nashville, TN, and creator of DiscoverYourYippee.com
, "can be a source of fresh ideas and enthusiasm for you." Yay! “Even better, you’ll be a source of inspiration and hope for them.” Yippee!
Where to find younger friends? The dog park, an exercise class (not Silver Sneakers—more like yoga or Zumba), a community center class (on something other than retirement).