Meeting New People

We know how difficult it is to meet new people, let us help.

Did you know?

  • According to Stats Can in 2020, there were almost 2 million widowed people in Canada
  • Becoming a widow or widower ranks as #1 on the stress scale and increases the prevalence of depression, anxiety and social isolation.
  • Widows and Widowers have higher rates of healthcare utilization and economic hardships than non-widowed populations.

What does this mean to you?  

First, that you aren’t alone.  There are a lot of us out there and we understand the stress and pain you may be feeling.  Second, we are here to offer social connections to assist in your journey to a new life.  

We know how difficult it is to meet new people right now,  but sometimes stretching out, extending your boundaries, helps take your mind off your situation if only for a little while. 

It helps to be a part of a community, even if it is just an hour long walking group or attending a presentation on Zoom.  Each little step helps move you along your journey and opens a door to a future where you can reengage with the world. 

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    What Our Members Say…

    • Thank you all for kind thoughts and support. It brings me comfort knowing there is a supportive group of people who share similar interests and concerns. I'm glad I'm part of this wonderful group!
    • "Joining Widowed Friends Zoom meetings is like walking into your living room and finding all your friends there!  It's been wonderful to have so many Zoom meetings each week to connect with others and feel a part of a larger community. "
    • Margaret H.
      I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that works so hard in the group for providing this network for people like myself and others.
      Margaret H.
    • Jill B
      I have never joined a group like this and was hesitant at first. I was welcomed and felt a sense of belonging and a real connection.
      Jill B
    • Alex S
      I felt alone and isolated due to Covid until I joined Widowed Friends. I quickly made friends and found others with something in common. They get it. I value the time, effort and support from the group. It’s a life saver.
      Alex S
    • Barb L
      Widowed Friends has helped ease my new journey into widowed life since we are all of like minds. It has helped make my life more meaningful.
      Barb L
    • Mark A.
      I can’t come close to expressing my gratitude and love for our Widowed Friends group.
      Mark A.
    • Margaret B.
      Being widowed, lonely, then moving to Oakville and only knowing my son and his family, Widowed Friends has been a godsend to me. With this group I met lovely new friends and this group opened up for me a wonderful new life with lots of social activities.
      Margaret B.
    • Don D.
      Since joining Widowed Friends, my loneliness and sadness, as a result of my wife’s death, have decreased. This personal change, is due to the warm interactions, offered to me, from the many widows and widowers I meet, at the socials. Thanks to everyone for your sincere caring.
      Don D.
    • Melodie S.
      I think it’s fair to say that Widowed Friends saved my life.  My husband died of a particularly aggressive cancer last winter.  The shock and tragedy of it shook all the joy out of me.  I was so very lonely… Widowed Friends threw me a lifeline when I was drowning.
      Melodie S.