Welcome to Silver Connections!
Please click on the link below to read the CARY MAGAZINE (April 2019 edition) article on "Friendship after 55", highlighting Silver Connections!
(first part of the article and first five pictures is Silver Connections)
In 2016, Silver Connections received the Ageless Hero Business of the Year Award. This award honors an individual and/or business that provides exemplary service, support and opportunities to those in Wake County, age 55+. We are very thankful for this honor as well as the other awards (please click here), recognition and support that we have received from the Triangle community for over a decade.
"I just wanted to drop a note and tell you how much I appreciated the chance to be part of Silver Connections. I’ve never had a more positive experience with social interaction and just plain fun than the great people I met there. There is nothing like it here and I really wish I could find it again. I cherish the friendships I formed in the group and the great time on group outings. Again, thanks for allowing me to be a small part of your adventure." - from a former Silver Connections member who moved out of state recently to be closer to his family.
SILVER CONNECTIONS is the Premier Socializing Group for those "55 and better!" in the Triangle area of North Carolina. We have been a a full time business and membership organization for 12 years and are committed to providing unique events and travel for those single and active adults, age 55 and over!
Local activities, international and domestic trips, new friends, community, personal service, quality members, laughter and fun!
Don't let the word "Silver" fool you! Our members are a group of active adults and the word "senior" does not apply. Age truly is just a number! We have members who range in age from 55-59, many members age 60-69 and also members who are very active in their 70s. Our membership is made up of many "boomers", both single men and women, looking to meet new friends, participate in events and enjoy an active social life!
Since we are not a matchmaking or dating service, there is never any pressure at our events. You never have to feel uncomfortable or that the goal is finding a date. That is not what we are about! We have had five couples meet and get married who met in the group and several who have dated, but that was over time and flourished outside of our events It is wonderful when love happens, but that is not the goal of our organization.
Silver Connections is also not a large, impersonal group, but a social community where members get to know each other at our events. We don't plan events where you walk in the door and no one greets you or you are just a number in a noisy room with many others. We are welcoming and inclusive!
Our members live in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex, Morrisvillle, Knightdale, Louisburg, Wendell, Holly Springs, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Clayton, Durham, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro and other areas throughout the Triangle.
Every detail of our professionally planned events are organized for you, so all you need to do is pick what events every month you would like to attend (and there are alot to choose from!) and ENJOY! You may choose to attend as many or as few as you would like. Our events are also planned with you in mind - location, cost, convenience and personal service are all top priorities.
There are many options available for the 20's and 30's crowd and the elderly adult, but what about the active age 55+ individual, who wants to meet others like themselves?
If you are widowed or divorced, how do you go about getting out and meeting others?
How do you find a group that offers security and protection while also offering numerous opportunities to meet others of the same age, socialize, make friends and have fun?
You may already have some great friends in the area, but they might be married and spend the majority of their weekends with their spouse.
Or, you may find yourself working all the time and need to get out more and have fun!
You may be adjusting to being single after being part of a couple for many years and want to meet others in similar circumstances.
Some of you may participate in area events, but would like to have them completely planned for you and enjoy them with others like yourself.
Or, you may have relocated to the area and want to make a life for yourself in your new home.
Silver Connections offers unique events every month orchestrated throughout the Triangle (*please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see examples of some of our past events!) including dining, museum visits, theater outings, movies, sporting events, exercise opportunities, private tours, happy hours, golf group, Supper Club, volunteering, food tours, seminars, appetizer parties, dancing, new member socials, wine tastings, home parties, member mingles....just to name a few! These activities provide a terrific opportunity to meet like-minded people in a relaxed, pressure-free environment.
Silver Connections members are also offered travel options (local, US and international) as a part of membership. (Please see our TRAVEL page here on the website).
Personal service is always a top priority! The owner offers a complimentary meeting over coffee to meet each potential member, offer a packet of information and answer any questions you may have. If you decide to join, you are not just a number coming through the door for your first event!
A wonderful benefit that Silver Connections also provides is that with so many events every month, you always have a choice! You can pick and choose what fits your finances, preferences and schedule. There is never a minimum or maximum number of events you must attend. Cost is always taken into account with many discounts arranged and passed on to members.
The owner or organizers of some other groups are planning events and organizing activities for themselves to be included as well as the members. They are in it for their own enjoyment and for their own socializing opportunities. That is fine, but this is also where Silver Connections is different. It is a business, so the Silver Connections owner is planning events, travel and socializing opportunities for YOU, not for her to benefit. The group's members are the focus and always at the forefront of what activities and travel they would enjoy!
Each individual has a unique background, but also circumstances in common with others to share. If you are “55 and better”, single, lived in the Triangle awhile or are new to the area, we welcome you to our website and invite you to learn more about what a membership to Silver Connections has to offer!
Enjoy attending unique events in the Triangle, wonderful travel opportunities and making new friends
.....come join the FUN!
*** NOTE: You will notice that some, not all, of the pages on our website require a Username and Password to enter. These pages contain our member news, schedule of events and other member/calendar information. We believe that privacy and security are important and feel that this information should be available only to our members.
When you meet with the owner, you will see details about our events and view our calendar. If you join Silver Connections, you will then have your own private Username and Password to access all pages and information.
JUST SOME OF OUR PAST EVENTS
(MANY WE CONTINUE TO ENJOY!)
Koka Booth Amphitheatre- Symphony/Picnics (The Music of Paul McCartney, Broadway Music Night, Salute To The U.S.A., Rogers and Hammerstein, Rhapsody In Blue And More)
Dining at Area Restaurants (Brunch, Lunch, Dinner)
Silver Connections Smaller Groups- Hiking/Walking Group, Book Club, Card Group, Golf Group, Bridge Group, Bunco Group, Supper Club and more!
Coffee and Conversation-At Coffee Shops Throughout The Triangle
Group Sunset Cruises on Lake Jordan
Member Mingles/Meet and Greets
Raleigh Little Theater, Theater In The Park, Cary Players, Chapel Hill Playmakers, North Raleigh Creative Players, Burning Coal Theater, Kennedy Theater - Theater Performances
NC Symphony- Marvin Hamlisch, Music of Billy Joel, Music of Elton John, Best of Broadway, Singin' In The Rain, Music of Frank Sinatra, Classic Films/Musicals and More!
Duke Homestead Tour
Private Wine Tastings and Wine Dinners
"Fridays On The Front Porch"
Gathering on the Holidays- Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter for Those Who May Not Have Family in Town or Have Plans
Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day- Member Home Hosted Cook-Outs or Picnics
A Christmas Carol-
Duke Energy Center Of Performing Arts
Private Tours Just For Our Group
Candlight Holiday Tour and Spring Tea and Garden Tour - Historic Oakwood Neighborhood
Raleigh Pub Crawl
International Dinner Socials
Angus Barn- December Holiday Dinner and Wine Cellar Special Dinner Events Throughout The Year
Visit To Fearrington Village- Lunch and Author Events
Kentucky Derby Party
DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) - Rain(The Beatles Musical Experience), Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, An American In Paris, Music of Motown, Wicked, Beautiful And More!
"Lunch and learn" - Lunch and Presentations Led By Professionals on Current Topics Relevant To "Age 55 and Better!"
Viena Boys Choir - At Meymandi Concert Hall
"El Greco" Exhibit and Brunch-
Nasher Museum of Art
Dinner and Dancing
Triangle Food Tours - History Tour and Tastings at Various Restaurants (Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough)
Holiday Tea at The Washington Duke Inn
Dinner at Marquaxs
(Prix-Fixe Special Dinner Menu)
Durham Bulls- Baseball Game and Hurriacanes Hockey Games
Farm To Table Dinner At The Celebrity Inn and Dairy
North Carolina Museum of History- Private NC Themed Lunch and "The Story of North Carolina" Exhibit, Private Russian Tea and the "Russian Exhibit", "NC and WWI" Exhibit and Private Themed Lunch
Group Line Dancing, Shag, Mambo, Swing and Salsa Beginners Lessons
Saturday Brunch at Kipo's
and a Visit to The Ackland Art Museum
Monthly Member Birthday Celebrations
New Member Socials
The Irish Tenors on St. Patrick's Day
North Carolina Museum of Art- Private Lunch Followed By Norman Rockwell Exhibit, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Rolling Sculptures, Childe Hassam and More!
Titanic Exhibit- NC Museum of Natural Sciences
for Dinner and Music
The Making Of A Legend-"Gone With The Wind"
NC Museum of Art
Group Volunteering at
The Caring House, Raleigh Rescue Mission, Bucket List Foundation, Holiday Giving and Philanthropy,Wreaths Across America
Holiday Tour of The Governor's Mansion and Dinner at Cafe' Luna
Member Home Parties
Cooking Lessons (Various Themes Such As Italian, Chinese, New Orleans (Cajun), Peruvian, Tapas and Tequilia, Recipes of Julia Child and More!
Dinner and Movie Nights
Back to the 1960's!" Party (Music, Food and Decorations all from the 1960's!)
National and International Travel (click on our TRAVEL page!)
THESE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES....WITH 8-10 OR MORE EVENTS TO CHOOSE FROM EACH MONTH! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!