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As soon as he got his second Covid-19 vaccine shot, Ronald Boorstein, an 85-year-old retired lawyer from Wilmette, Ill., booked a flight to Florida for a date.
He met up with Roberta Rubin, 84, who was also recently vaccinated—one of three women with whom Mr. Boorstein regularly goes to dinner—in Vero Beach for two weeks of sunny strolls on the sand and chats about books.
Mr. Boorstein has also joined a ROMEO group (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and plans to join a bridge club.
“For the last year, my social life was zilch!” Mr. Boorstein said. “It feels like I’m getting my life back.”
About 45 million Americans are 65 or older, and they belong to the first group of people starting to reclaim their social lives en masse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this month that fully vaccinated people could socialize privately in small groups without masks.