greysnet

About

Welcome to Greysnet! The voice of older people online.

Greysnet was created as a dedicated space for older people online. It’s a place where people at all stages of greyness (even those who dye their hair) can read, chat and find out about things that interest them.

Read

In the “Read” section you’ll find articles on a whole variety of different subjects, from health to hobbies, travel to entertainment. We’re adding new articles all the time so if there’s something you’d like us to cover then let us know.

Chat

The “Chat” section is the real heart of the site, here you can join in conversations with other Greysnet members around the world. You’ll find chats about almost everything and if you can’t find the one you’re looking for then why not start the conversation yourself. To join in you’ll need to register and create a simple user profile. Once you’ve registered you’ll be able to join conversations, comment on articles and message other Greysnet members.

Privacy

Greysnet will always look after your privacy. You can find out more about our privacy policy here but the most important thing you need to know is that Greysnet will never sell your information or share it with anyone else!

Be Nice

There are some rules for using Greysnet which you can find here, but this lengthy statement can be condensed into one simple all-purpose phrase – Be Nice! There’s enough nastiness in the world without adding to it. You don’t have to agree with everything you read on Greysnet, it’s how you disagree that matters. As my grandmother used to say, “It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it.” If you spot any inappropriate comments in the Chat section use the flag button at the bottom right of the comment frame to let us know.

Greysnet Belongs To You

The most important thing to remember is that Greysnet belongs to you. How it works, how it develops, how it helps you and others, and how it helps to change the world is all up to you. We love to get your thoughts and ideas for how we can improve the site and how works.

Spread The Word

We hope you enjoy being using Greysnet. Please help us to grow by inviting all your friends to join!

And Now, a Word From Our Funders

Greysnet would not be possible without the support of the National Lottery Community Fund.

We are delighted to support this great work, helping connect older people from their own homes, improve creativity and build friendships. This is a very lonely time for many older people who have been cut off from their families and particularly those who live on their own, but the Greysnet online service is a great example of how we can still bring people together virtually to help and support one another. National Lottery players can be proud that the money they have raised is helping to fund some of these efforts.

Kate Beggs, Northern Ireland Director of The National Lottery Community Fund