What is the Laterlife Community?
According to the indispensible (in my opinion!) Wikipedia, a virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific media, potentially crossing geographical and political boundaries in order to pursue mutual interests or goals.
And, interestingly, the term virtual community is attributed to the book of the same title by Howard Rheingold, published in 1993 where he pointed out the potential benefits for personal psychological well-being, as well as for society at large, of belonging to such a group.
Virtual communities encourage interaction, sometimes focusing around a particular interest, or sometimes just to communicate.
The Laterlife Community is here for you to be able to share your experiences, views and ideas, to ask questions, help others, have fun and above all, enjoy your later life!
How it works
Simply browse the discussion threads and if you have any questions, ask! You never know who may have the perfect solution for you. Or start a discussion on a topic of your choice.
We want to make this forum a lively and enjoyable place to visit and to encourage participation by everyone. So, there are just three house rules that we ask everyone to abide by:
Be supportive to others in the forum, and welcome and assist new members.
We want to encourage lively debate and controversy at times and as you know, everyone has different opinions. If you disagree by all means debate the point, but respect other opinions and don’t attack the person by making hurtful or damaging comments. In other words, try not to browbeat others!
If someone disagrees with you, don’t take it personally and be over sensitive. It is pretty easy to get the wrong impression so give the author the benefit of the doubt and respond to the point under discussion.
The Laterlife website is optimistic and constructive in its outlook.
We hope forum users will take these rules on board so that we all enjoy our later life to the full!
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