How can our baby boomers join the e-society to share their experiences with like-minded people?

on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Staying connected to your hobbies and passions adds to the quality of life, for both boomers and non-boomers alike. It can, however, be difficult to find individuals who are interested in your pastimes, or have time to do them. While there are several online group forums available, BoomersLink is the foremost location for online groups targeting seniors and baby boomers interests.

Everyone has their own passions and pursuits. Whether it’s cooking with unique and delicious ingredients, keeping up on recent movies at the theater, or traveling to see Broadway shows; everyone, regardless of background, has some interest or interests that captivate their soul. Finding others to enjoy these leisures can be difficult at times. BoomersLink has created a solution to this problem. The BoomersLink Groups section allows website users to create or join interest groups. Once you are part of a group, you can speak with other group members, arrange activities, or share stories about your hobby.

“I was pretty surprised by the response to my ice fishing group,” said Dan St. John, a BoomersLink user. “Within the first week of setting up my group, I had 7 people join; I emailed with 3 of those folks; and planned a first fishing trip with 2 others. Not just sharing tall tales of fishing stories, but actually meeting new people and participating. That’s pretty neat.” added St. John.

Groups have different privacy options. You can create a group and only invite your friends. Or you may create a group and leave it open for anyone to join. This latter option allows other BoomersLink users to search the different groups and potentially join yours.

“I’m a recently relocated Denver resident. I found several groups that I joined on BoomersLink in my area.” stated Lynn Vail a recent BoomersLink member. “Being in a new area is a little less intimidating if you find a way to meet people who share your interests, or find interest you never knew you had.” said Vail. “I joined the Denver Burger Buddies group, and have now both made a few new friends and tried some of the best burgers in town.”

Joining a group doesn’t mean you have to meet up though. Groups also serve to simply let people read or participate in group related posts. The IT Group Help group is a question/answer group where individuals with technology experience offer up nuggets of wisdom. Other groups are just photo sharing parties. “I’m a member of a few groups,” said Maude Waddler, a BoomersLink active user. “But the group I find I’m going to the most is the Pet Lovers group. I guess I’m just a sucker for puppy photos.”

BoomersLink staff member Mark Stevens summed up the Groups section by saying that “The (Groups) section really keeps people connected. Not just with similar interests, or pet photos, but by providing a rich vein of knowledge and experience on a wide range of hobbies, topics, and interest.” If you are interested in a hobby, chances are you are not alone. And sharing that hobby just makes it that much more enjoyable.  Head over to BoomersLink and look in their Groups section – start a group, join a group, and get connected.

Author Bio

Boomers helps seniors to meet boomers of their kinds and extend their social network. The virtual friends registered at the website can talk about any topic under the sun and listen to each other.