Actually we’re just kidding! With apologies to Dale Carnegie, we ARE a social medial platform that helps mature, active and engaged adults find new friends but we are NOT about “influencing” people – unless it’s to influence having fun and sharing adventures! Who are we? We are Amintro and if we had to name just one common theme running throughout the Amintro website it would be this one: “friendships.” That’s because promoting, forming and facilitating friendships is what Amintro is all about. July seems a particularly fitting month to talk about friendships because it’s on July 30th that we celebrate the International Day of Friendship, according to our friends at the United Nations. With summer often serving as the perfect backdrop to any kind of get together with friends, there really is no better time than now to talk about the benefits of Amintro and how important it is, at the end of the day, to have a few good friends we can rely on.

Who We Are

If your parents recently mentioned signing up for a new app and you’re a little dubious or sceptical – allow us to introduce ourselves. Amintro is the go to social media platform for adults who are 50+ and living life to the fullest! We might even be interesting to you! Whether you want to learn more about travel adventures, sports, cycling or other fitness pursuits, fine dining and wine tasting or simply meeting up for coffee, the Amintro platform acts as a friend facilitator, finding like-minded and mature adults with similar interests whom your parents might form new friendships with. You might even say we’re your “friends” in helping you find friends! We all like a little quiet reading or some downtime once in awhile but let’s face it, bucket list travel or kayaking and camping with a few friends is way more fun!

Challenge and Change

It can sometimes be a challenge to make new friends as we mature. Even active and engaged seniors might sometimes experience a life change like moving to a new community, the loss of a loved one or downsizing to a retirement setting. If this has recently happened with your parents, chances are you’ve noticed a drop off in their ability to stay in touch with past friend groups and maybe they are finding it challenging to make new friends. That’s where we come in. Our platform is easy to use, designed with the older adult in mind and offers not just a friendship making opportunity but plenty of helpful lifestyle advice, tips and tools for your health and wellness, financial information as well as webinars and when the timing is right, we’ll be offering in-person events too. To be honest, we provide the kind of information you might be looking for as well, read more about our preferred partners next.

Preferred Partners

Our many preferred PARTNERS offer an array of services geared specifically to the 50+ community – including both those (perhaps like you) enjoying their “middle years” and their more senior, “boomer” parents. Whether you are looking for information, trying to help your parents navigate the web or you’re an EngAGER, our partners have what you are looking for. Sponsoring exciting events online, providing articles for our Get Social magazine and offering news you can use, we only work together with recognized brands that offer best in class service and all at no cost to your loved ones! There are no gimmicks and there are no hidden fees. Our only interest is in helping your loved ones find friends who share their interests because at Amintro, we truly believe social connections are priceless.

Speaking of Sponsors

We started this article inspired by July 30th and the United Nations Declaration that this day be recognized around the world as the International Day of Friendship. As the official sponsor of the day, the UN asks us all to set aside our differences and to promote friendships amongst people, cultures and countries. It asks us to respect one another and our differences and to build bridges between those differences – to promote mutual understanding and reconciliation. In a big way, by asking cities and countries to promote friendly activities and events, or in a small way, by extending an “olive branch to a neighbour,” the day asks us to focus on a world that is a friendlier, more peaceful place, and that sounds wonderful to us. Start planning now – what can you do to help get your parents on the Amintro platform and to help them celebrate the International Day of Friendship perhaps even with friends made the Amintro way?