Boomerly, affinity groups, companionship, isolation, aging and community

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Tools for improving the quality of life as we grow older — shared by the Tech-enhanced Life community.



Boomerly is an online service for older adults helping the user to connect with people with similar interests and goals. A community-building communication tool, the Boomerly website helps persons over 50 connect with others of like interests to develop a relationship or an affinity group, whether for travel, hiking, companionship, or even to find a roommate.

From the website: "Boomerly is a free discovery and messaging service that helps older adults to make friends with people who share their interests. It’s not a dating site, forum or social network. It’s an easy-to-use messaging service that makes it easy to find and talk with people just like you."



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Boomerly, isolation, affinity groups, companionship, Aging and Community