Get a post-retirement job
When you’re retired, extra income need not be your only motivator, for seeking out a new form of employment. Despite what you’ve heard, the job market is not closed to older Americans. You may have to get creative in your job search, but that’s one of the great things about a post-retirement job; it doesn’t have to be the be-all and end-all you needed, years ago.
Workplaces, from the local supermarket to an office, are wonderful places for making friends as an adult. Make work as social an activity as you can and forget the solitary lunch on a park bench, and ask your colleague to join you for a sandwich or an after-dinner drink.