camaraderie in retirement

Outings. Barbecues. Bridge games. Bowling. Golf outings. Hiking. Social luncheons.  Dinner dances with the wives. These are just some of the many activities that members of the Old Guard of Westchester, a social organization of retired men, participate in together.

As with the programming schedule, the Old Guard membership is diverse and the organization is committed to their “stay young” through involvement and engagement philosophy. This men’s group of Westchester County retirees have had active careers as lawyers, doctors, accountants, teachers, entrepreneurs and government workers, and maintain a bit of that work discipline with their weekly meetings.

Old Guard Board Member Alan Stern notes, “I’ve made new friends, become more active and have picked up so many new skills through the work I’ve done for the organization.” Stephen Loewengart adds about his membership, “Retirement is well spent when filled with possibility and exploration as it leads to new avenues of personal growth.”

The group, which has served Westchester since 1954, meets at the Ethical Culture Society on Saxon Woods Road in White Plains on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Many members come early for some extra socializing and coffee before the speaker presents at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and perhaps some bridge or a group discussion.

These Old Guard men know that staying active, intellectually stimulated, and socially engaged enables them to be successfully retired. So whether it’s their Timely Topics discussion group, a friendly game of bocce or community service, The Old Guard of Westchester regularly enables their members to be vital, lifelong learners and contributors to the community. And, with their camaraderie and varied activities, membership may be just what your body and soul crave.

Contact them at 914-548-8448 or visit to learn more.

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