Erin Pehlivan is a writer and editor based in Toronto. She is the founding editor of Return Trip, an independent magazine that explores how travel makes us feel. It has been featured in Monocle, She Does the City and other media outlets.
Becoming friends with someone outside your age group offers a rich and rewarding experience. Not only can meaningful intergenerational friendships positively impact physical and mental health, reduce ageist beliefs and combat social isolation, they can also provide value, perspective and support in a way that same-age friendships might not be able to.read story