Companionship and dating
It’s no secret that intimacy and relationships are the most important part of life.
He has taken a few women out to lunch since her death, but he says he wouldn't call that dating.
“When you’re married that many years as long as I’ve been, you figure you’re never going to find love again because it’s too big of a loss," he explains, pausing, his voice beginning to crack.
Hoping to combat the scourge of social isolation among older adults, the Portage Senior Center has begun offering speed dating.
Some projections say the over-60 population in Kalamazoo County will shoot up 80 percent by 2030.
The senior population has steadily increased with each passing year.