This is a continuation of the CAFE Happiness survey. ( Other posts in this series can be found either by clicking on “CAFE Project” in the Tag Cloud or by clicking on “GrumbleSmiles Trust” in the Topics list)
There is a very high level of engagement of this group in the social networks already operating in Coventry. Nearly 40% of them are members of four or more organisations. Clearly this is a key mechanism by which people build and retain friendships.
There is significant research evidence that the more older people are involved with clubs and societies, the more likely they are to be happy in retirement (click on this link to see my earlier GrumbleSmiles post on the subject – “Friends Key to Happiness“.
HERE ARE THE GROUPS THAT OUR CAFE GROUP WERE MEMBERS OF — THE BIGGER WORDS INDICATE GREATER REPRESENTATION : –
FOOTNOTE: Information on how often and where these groups meet, is already available, but not necessarily readily accessible unless you are a skilled user of the internet. An App that lists all upcoming events may be a useful tool, as well as simple links to organisations websites.