One of the most difficult integration aspects for people in relocation/expats is the social one. We tend to enter social bubbles and remain there as it is easy to enter, it gives a sense of belonging, norms and language are known and not much effort is required (you can read my full article on the topic on my website).
Meeting new people in an advanced age can also be tricky and therefore, to feel belonging, we aim to what is there in front of us. But it prevents us from discovering a whole new world.
So how do you meet new friends? Start with joining activities that interest you like sport, art, visiting museums and so on. In those activities you can find people sharing the same interests.
If you struggle with this and you question your social integration, contact me and we will find your way.
Dr. Efrat Tzadik