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October 18, 2010 12:01 PM Subscribe
Help my mom find her social bearing in the South.
posted by haplesschild to Human Relations (13 answers total)
My mom just retired as a teacher for 25+ years, and kind of surprised the family when she moved to Camden, TN. She lived in busy, 24 hour Las Vegas over half of her life, and had many close friends there- she was also very active in her community, and volunteered as much as she could.
Since moving to Tennessee, she has been trying to get out into her new community, but she is having a hard time finding where she fits.... she was very excited to attend a "Meet the Candidates" event- only to find that it was a Tea Party Meeting. She attends church once in a while with my grandfather, but he is very Southern Baptist, and my mom is very progressive Catholic, and not to pick one side over the other, but I want to help her feel more comfortable. She enjoys Harry Potter and loves her non-Christian daughter...I want her to find people she can be herself around.
So, if you're in the Camden area, or have any experience in that area, what social events, volunteer groups, etc could you recommend for her? Are there any cool places I could tell her to go check out? I know they have to drive 45 minutes away just to see a movie, but she also loves bookstores, going out for dessert.