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Connect and Celebrate with The Ethel Gathering Groups

Ride the wave of friendships forming in your area

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Welcome to The Ethel Gathering Groups, where fun, friendship and camaraderie flourish. As avid readers of The Ethel newsletter and participants in The Ethel Circle closed Facebook group, you have undoubtedly witnessed this community's vibrant energy and enthusiasm. Recognizing the power of local connections, we have created The Ethel Gathering Groups to help you forge deeper bonds with fellow Ethels in your area.
How It Works
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Find
Find a local group.
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Join
Request to join your local gathering group on Facebook.
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Gather
Use the group to discuss opportunities and learn about upcoming events.
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Connect
Enjoy meaningful interactions with fellow Ethels in your community.
Search for a Local Gathering
Find your local group:

Arizona
Gilbert & Southeast Valley
Greater Scottsdale North
Northwest Tucson Area
Phoenix West Valley


California
Auburn/Foothills
East San Gabriel Valley
Murrieta
Pasadena
Sacramento
San Diego County
Silicon Valley
Sonoma County
Ventura County


Colorado
Denver Area


Connecticut
Connecticut


Delaware
Northern Delaware


Florida
Bradenton & Beyond
Broward County
North/Central Florida
Pasco-Hernando-Citrus
Ponte Verde
Southwest Florida
Tampa Bay


Georgia
Marietta/Kennesaw
Northeast Metro Atlanta
North Georgia Area


Illinois
Chicagoland - City and Near West
Chicagoland - Lake & Cook Counties
North/Central DuPage County
Northwest Suburban Chicagoland
Southern DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties


Indiana
Mid-Indiana
North Central Indiana


Iowa
Iowa City


Kansas
ICT (Wichita and Beyond)


Kentucky
Kentuckiana Ethels


Louisiana
North Louisiana


Maryland
Annapolis
Baltimore & Harford Counties
Howard County
Prince George's County


Massachusetts
Boston South Shore
Central Massachusetts
Southern New Hampshire & Merrimack Valley


Michigan
Detroit & Suburbs
Michiana
Yoopers (Upper Peninsula)


Minnesota
Minneapolis/St. Paul Northern Suburbs


Mississippi
Mississippi Pine Belt


Missouri
Jefferson County
St. Charles County & Surrounding Areas


New Hampshire
Southern New Hampshire & Merrimack Valley


New Jersey
Burlington & Camden Counties
Mercer County
Monmouth County
Morris, Passaic & Bergen Counties
Southern New Jersey
Union County


New Mexico
Albuquerque Area


New York
Central New York State
New York State Capital District
Twin Tiers of Central New York & Pennsylvania
Westchester County & the Bronx


North Carolina
Chapelboro
Greensboro
Lewisville
Northwest Raleigh-Cary
Orange County and Beyond
Western North Carolina
Winston-Salem


South Carolina
Charleston
The Grand Strand


Ohio
Canton/Stark Counties & Surrounding Areas
Cincinnati
Columbus
Mahoning County
Southwest/West Cleveland
Toledo


Oklahoma
Tulsa Area


Oregon
Beaverton, Hillsboro & Tigard
Springfield


Pennsylvania
Center City Philadelphia
Greater Lancaster '
Northeastern Pennsylvania
North Montgomery County/Upper Bucks County
Philadelphia Suburbs
Greater Pittsburgh Area
Pottstown Area
State College and Surrounding Central PA Area
Twin Tiers of Central New York & Pennsylvania


Tennessee
Murfreesboro


Texas
Arlington
Austin
Dallas
Ft. Worth
Bay Area Houston
Fort Bend County
Heights & Near Northwest Houston
San Antonio/North Central Location
Waco Area
West/Far West San Antonio
West Houston


Utah
Ogden


Virginia
Central Virginia
Fairfax County
Loudoun & Western Fairfax Counties
The Peninsula
Virginia Beach


Washington
Inland Northwest (WA/ID)
Seattle
Tacoma Pierce County

Wisconsin
Northeast Wisconsin
Southeastern Wisconsin

Don’t see a group in your area?

Interested in helping organize Ethel’s in your community to get together?

Organize a Local Gathering in Your Area

Pictures from a recent Ethel Gathering.
Here's What Gatherer's Have To Say...

It's so awesome getting together with fellow Ethels! I've had such a great time meeting and getting to know so many beautiful women in my area. This has been one of the most positive aspects of my life in recent months. — Rhonda G.


I'm really enjoying getting to know this new group of Ethel women. I just love all the stories and experiences represented. It's so nice to get together face-to-face and to form a new network of friends — SueAnn T.

Have Questions?


Check out some Frequently Asked Questions or contact aarpethel@aarp.org .