Chirpy Plus, the online social network designed for connecting Boomers offline, is booming!

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Created just over 12 months ago, Chirpy Plus is the brainchild of Carol and Shaun Mahoney, a mother and son team who joined forces six years ago in the field of technology. The pair spied an opportunity to help prevent loneliness and social isolation in people aged over 55 and developed an online platform that provides a safe, moderated environment designed to facilitate offline introductions, networks and friendships. Too often, technology is to blame for disconnection – the irony of over half of all Australian and New Zealanders expressing feelings of loneliness and social isolation in the age of ‘connectivity’ was not lost on the Mahoney’s.

With many studies continuing to show a connection between loneliness and a range of negative health issues, Shaun and Carol could see that a unique approach was required in order to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of this fast-growing sector.

A lack of companionship quickly leads to feelings of social isolation and anxiety. Combatting loneliness is decidedly personal, but research proposes the best option to be meaningful social contact. And it’s contact that needs to be regularly maintained in order to get the most benefits, for optimal emotional and social well-being. And so Chirpy Plus was created with face-to-face social contact at the epicentre of their vision.

Chirpy Plus currently has over 20,000 members across Australia and New Zealand who benefit from all the features of the platform such as Chirpy Hosted Catch Up groups, Chirpy Chats, Chirpy Cruises and Travel, along with News, Wellness (they research worldwide for the best tips on health), Events and Stories all curated especially for people over the age of 55 to ensure relevance.

Chirpy Catch Ups are curated for members safety, allowing them to connect with like-minded people in the real world. Events are hosted by a Chirpy Host who has been specifically trained and screened. Other  membership benefits include Forums, Rewards & Discounts with Chirpy Coins, and Chirpy’s SOS Alert Application, providing peace of mind for families and loved ones, it will alert up to 3 people in a second with just 2 clicks on a mobile phone device that the person needs help.

With a state-of-the-art geographical mapping system that allows members to clearly see all the other members in the area surrounding them, they can easily message people, request a coffee and organise to meet up. Interestingly, 90% of current Chirpy members are female and regional areas of Australia are proving hugely popular for the platform.



  1. Irma. Clements

    I would like to know if there is a chirpy group in Yeppoon qUeensland. .?

  2. Please advise what days things are on in Padstow/Moorebank group. Silly to join if I can’t go. Thanks

  3. Beryl Wilkins

    Would like to be in touch with hosts for Ballina & Lismore

  4. Teresa Dietle

    Hi. Is there a group in mudgereeba qld. Thanks

  5. Joy baker

    I have paid for a membership. As I live in Geelong Australia am wondering where their meeting take place .would like if possible for a phone number of a member for more information. Thank you

  6. Paul Cave

    My hearing is terrible for me at only 58. I am already a recluse. Anything Salisbury area South Australia?

  7. Hi ,my name is Maxine and I’m very interested 8njoini g yur group however I live in Newcastle NSW and not sure if u guys r up here . Couod you please let us know if u are .
    Regards Maxine

  8. Marji Valenti

    Is there a group in northern suburbs of Perth.

  9. Geraldine Cowell

    No contact by phone, nor address makes me very suspicious of this organisation, please confirm why? Not trusting this website. Am so sorry, as I am one one the ones that would be interested in meeting others, I am widowed & lonley for company.

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  11. Nigel Element

    I’m a 73 yo widower. I live in the Beenleigh area and am just about ready to start socialising again.
    My wife died just on a year ago after 50 years together.
    Do you have any groups in my area?

  12. Nigel Element

    I’m a 73 yo widower. I live in the Beenleigh area and am just about ready to start socialising again.
    My wife died just on a year ago after 50 years together.
    Do you have any groups in my area?

  13. Good morning, my name is Jude do you have this in Mornington Victoria? I’d like to travel and make groups not for personal relationships. Kind regards, Jude

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