These singles are making sure they’re not lonely

They’re single, getting on in age, but it’s not going to be a lonesome life of Solitaire for this lot. Meet the JOY Club (Just Older Youth) — a small group of strangers on Facebook who are getting to know each other now so that, one day, they can all live together as neighbours.
The club has about 30 single men and women in their 50s and 60s who intend to move en masse into a retirement community in the near future. It was started six months ago by Nishi Malhotra, 58, a former consultant editor with World Bank in Washington DC. She created a Facebook page with the intention of forming an offline alliance that would collectively prepare for retired life.

“I know friends, particularly single women in their 50s and 60s, who are taking care of old parents and starting to think about their own future. What’s going to happen to us after our parents pass away, they wonder,” says Nishi, who lives with her mother in Noida. “I have seen single aunts end up with relatives,…

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