- Buy a map and start exploring. Seriously, you need to understand the lay of the land, especially if you’re moving for good. You can just get on a bus and let yourself be driven around. Seeing your new place for the first time is fun and gives you a topic for discussion when meeting a neighbor.
- Go beyond your basic comfort level. Persuade yourself each week to do something you wouldn’t normally do. This can be as simple as deciding to walk your dog one morning in a park crowded with pet owners instead of lonely streets.
- Join a club. Chess, dancing, tennis, how about rock climbing? Find affinity groups in the neighborhood. You’ll meet people with common interests instantly.
- Volunteer. Volunteering is one of the best ways to create meaningful new ties. Find opportunities by going to the local community center or gardens, churches, schools, online, or even your job.
- Call someone new. If a relative or friend knows someone in the new neighborhood, try asking for their number/s and call them. Take your new neighbor to a coffee and ask them to tell you about the community.
- Do something new. Go for activities you’ve always wanted to do: cooking, gardening, and teaching classes are a simple way to find friends with common interests. Try it out!
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