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Old 12-30-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Lakeshore Drive
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I am new to the area, relocating to Chicago with my husband for his new job. I am recently retired and moved from Naples, Florida to Lakeshore Drive. I am having a difficult time adjusting and making friends.
Is there anyone in a similar situatuon? Does anyone have a recommendation for social clubs or charity organizations in the Lakeshore area? I have moved often with my husband in the past but have always had a job- which was the primary way to meet new people in a new city.

I look forward to hearing from anyone with some advice.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Do you go to church? Thats a good place to start. Go to your neighborhood police beat meeting too. Then you can meet your neighbors.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:30 AM
 
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Why not volunteer at the Art Institute of Chicago?-- You will meet all types-- http://www.artic.edu/aic/aboutus/volunteer.html
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Loop
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Default Get a dog!

I'm not kidding. I've lived in Chicago for 17 years now, but it's only since I got a dog 5 years ago that I feel like I live in and know my neighborhood. City dwellers can't just let the dog out into the backyard, so a dog is a commitment, but it will make you a happier and more connected person. Dogs make you get out into the parks a couple of times a day, along with all the other dog lovers, because they need social opportunities, just like we do. Dogs are a better social lubricant than alcohol. Go by the Anti-Cruelty Society on LaSalle or PAWS on Clybourne and visit some shelter dogs. It's the best thing I ever did for myself.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:39 AM
 
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I am in a similar situation- moved to the city on lsd but not working anymore. Looking for girlfriends to share fun times.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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Become a regular at a local bar, go several times a week. Over time you become friendly if not friends with the bartenders, regulars, etc.
Volunteer with some groups at Chicago Cares.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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go outside, talk to people?
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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The OP's post is 11 years old. What's up with all the zombie threads lately? Either she has learned to meet people here or she hasn't and has moved on. And even if she was a rather early retiree back then, she'd still be pushing 70 now, which makes the "Barbie Girl" thing a little odd at best.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:35 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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The OP's post is 11 years old. What's up with all the zombie threads lately? Either she has learned to meet people here or she hasn't and has moved on. And even if she was a rather early retiree back then, she'd still be pushing 70 now, which makes the "Barbie Girl" thing a little odd at best.
Because someone had a similar question recently and decided to revive this thread instead of create a new one which sort of makes sense.

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Originally Posted by Allymelissa View Post
I am in a similar situation- moved to the city on lsd but not working anymore. Looking for girlfriends to share fun times.
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