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Love and Friendship after 60! A DOROT series

We're excited to share a new DOROT series, Love Sex & Friendship After 60. This series speaks directly to the U.S. Surgeon General's recent health advisory warning that people of all ages are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation. But there is a solution. The single best thing you can do to live a longer life and stave off depression is to cultivate meaningful relationships.

Whether you are looking to deepen an existing relationship, searching for a romantic partner, or hoping to make a new friend, join us! You will hear from men and women age 60+ who have built relationships later in life, and who represent a range of experiences and preferences.

With candor, insight, and humor, they will share stories about starting and ending relationships, the online dating world, experiences unique to older adults of color as well as embracing life alone. We also include programs on Safety and Online Dating and Cultivating Friendship, as well as opportunities to mingle with other DOROT community members in person.

Part 1: The Search Friday, June 16, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (VIRTUAL) Hear from five older adults on their experiences looking online and in person for rewarding romantic relationships later in life. Moderated by Nan Bauer-Maglin, co-editor of Gray Love: Stories About Dating and New Relationships After 60.

Part 2: Cultivating Friendships Wednesday, June 28, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM (VIRTUAL) Join Dr. Marisa Franco, New York Times bestselling author of Platonic: How The Science of Attachment Can Help You Make–and Keep–Friends as an Adult to uncover the best ways to decrease loneliness with evidence-based tools for making, maintaining, and deepening friendships.

Part 3: The Match Friday, June 30, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (VIRTUAL) Nan Bauer-Maglin returns to moderate a conversation with older adults who have found love later in life. Discover the possibilities, pitfalls and joys of looking for love, sex and friendship, whether you're 60, 80 or 100. Register Here: Part 3: Love After 60

Part 4: How to Find Love, Enjoy It and Keep It Followed by a Reception on our Rooftop Patio Friday, July 14, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (IN-PERSON) Francine Russo, journalist and author of Love After 50, shares practical advice on looking for love and companionship later in life. Topics include recovering from divorce, widowhood, and unfulfilling relationships; looking for a partner online; dealing with adult kids; and adjusting to age-related changes to the body and sex.This session will take place in person at DOROT. Join us after for a summer mocktail reception on our rooftop patio. Register Here: Part 4: Love After 60

Part 5: Safety & Online Dating Tuesday, August 8, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (VIRTUAL) Learn how to stay safe while looking for love and friendship online with Roberta Goodman, Senior Staff Attorney, and Susan Carroll, Director of Training, Outreach and Education, with the Pace Women’s Justice Center. Register Here: Part 5: Love After 60

Part 6: Fast Friends Friday, August 18, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (IN-PERSON) Fast Friends is like speed dating, only for friends! We will pair you in groups for fast, fun, stimulating conversations that go wherever you take them. Register Here: Part 6: Love After 60