Please tell me your “social capital” retirement stories!

I’m reading about Social Capital and looking to write something about the issue as it relates to retirement, and hoping readers will share their stories, not here, but at JanetheActuary.com.

What is Social Capital? It’s social networks, community and church involvement, the bringing of casseroles at funerals and when loved ones are in the hospital.  It’s giving and receiving support.  And I’d like to hear what readers have to say, about their own experiences, or those of people they know, in retirement.  Does moving — to a retirement community or a sunnier locale — cut-off or build social capital?  Do people take advantage of their free time to build up relationships with others, or do they lose existing relationships when they become infirm, and all of those community members who are all about taking care of others, would rather extend their efforts to new mothers instead?

So please share!

 

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