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Is there a senior center in your community? The one here has re-opened after being closed for a year.
Many will provide transport or help you arrange it with someone near you.
Are you a vet or a widow of a vet? Try the VFW... or even some of the lodges that aren't tied to the military. See if they offer an outreach program. Call your local city hall and see if they have a person involved in senior services who could provide you with contacts.
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Do you have a religious preference - many religious organizations have different group meetings; check with your community - Area on Aging may have groups you may be interested where there are groups you may find interesting and provide socialization. Check out your local community center - they often have activities - the one I went to pre-COVID to work out - had a card group.

If you can afford it an Independent Living Community has a lot of activities.

I believe to keep mind and body working socialization is necessary, I hope you find something that meets your desires and needs.
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This link might help: https://agencyonaging4.org/info/
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Once again. I come back to the center. Who pays for it? Am I alone here? All these answers involve a lot more than fear, anxiety, loneliness, depression, etc.
Money! It’s either getting better or getting worse. Planning doesn’t help when the foundation is eroded by inflation. You must find an offset that is dependable or it will erode your life like rust on iron.
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I also agree with transitioning to a community but maybe you would be able to reside in Independent Living, in a place that has all levels of care: AL, IL, MC and LTC. Some communities have their own bus service for a very low cost, and activities, and social events. It's not easy to make this change but it would be worth it.
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I have to agree with cwillie, that it may be time to move into an assisted living facility, where you will be around folks your own age, and get to mingle as much or as little as you want. They will also be there to arrange transportation to and from your doctors appointments as well. It will be a win, win for sure. Best wishes.
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Finding social interactions is difficult for single seniors at any time, if you have been fully vaccinated I think you can venture out a little more and reconnect with the things/people you used to pre pandemic. If the problem is something that has been brewing long before covid19 then I think you might be wise to consider a move to a place where your social needs can be better met, perhaps and independent living facility that offers a continuum of care should you ever need it. I understand that making a change is very difficult (and scary) as we get older but the fact you are posting here leads me to believe you are up for the challenge!
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