If you're over 50 and have recently found that your diary is empty, you are not alone. Many people reach their half-century milestone and find life is less full than they would like it to be. Perhaps children have grown up and flown the nest, or you've recently been bereaved or divorced. Suddenly it can seem like old friends and familiar faces from the past have vanished. Here are some tips for making new friends if you're over 50.

There's bound to be other people just like you looking to make new friendships, too, so try one of the tips at https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/inspire/life/how-to-make-new-friends-if-youre-over-50 today!