Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Considering Cape Cod For Retirement? by Laura Haddad

Considering Cape Cod For Retirement? Many people find themselves contemplating a move to the Cape full-time or part-time in retirement or semi-retirement. Often they worry about starting over, meeting new friends, or "having enough to do." Nauset Newcomers is an organization which is perfectly suited to address all of these concerns.

Nauset Newcomers is a non-profit social organization which has been welcoming and bringing together new residents for 30 years. The organization's membership has topped 1000 members. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, Spetember through May, in Wellfleet at the Wellfleet Cinema on Route 6. The programs at the monthly meetings educate and inform members about the Cape and the pertinent issues of our region. Raffles are held at the monthly meetings with prizes donated by local restaurants and other local businesses. Proceeds from the raffles are donated to local charities.

Interested in skiing, bowling, volleyball, or astronomy? Are you a game player (poker, bridge, cribbage, chess, mah johgg)? Do you love to go biking on our beautiful bike trails? How about kayaking? Groups for those interested in painting, needlecraft, gardening, and book discussion are all available. For a complete list of group activities, see the website below. Members are invited to sign up for as many groups as they wish and if their particular interest has not been organized yet, they are invited to start a new activity group. Many members are also involved in a variety of volunteer activities.

Some of the most popular activities are planned by the Social Events Committee, for example the Holiday Dinner Dance. The Dine-Out Committee plans monthly group dining experiences at some of Cape Cod's finest restaurants. Many people enjoy small group Dining-In groups, rotating dinners in members' homes.

Interested in joining or finding out more about Nauset Newcomers? Visit the website at

or contact Laura Haddad 774-722-3993

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