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My group had a few older volunteers. Two retired married couples, two older men, and an older woman. There were also a few in the group before, and the group after, so there was quite a bit of overlap. From my perspective, they fit in rather well. They were invited to pcv gatherings (although most of them skipped the parties and opted for smaller gatherings- something I did as well). They partnered with other pcvs on projects at their sites, they had visitors, they went exploring the country on their own and with other pcvs. A couple of them got really cool placements, with agencies we all wanted to work with, due to their experience, which also helped to ensure a lot of visitors. Occasionally one single older man complained that it was agism that none of the younger girls would sleep with him, which annoyed the younger girls (or at least me). But, for the most part they had a normal pcv experience. I think that the young volunteers do alienate the older volunteers. Ageism is major. It is common to see the younger ones being clannish but the older ones tend to shy away from hanging together as they feel it makes them look like they are segregating. It is sad that the older ones felt that way. I was between the age groups so I could go in and out of both the groups. I know the older woman missed home a lot, and missed seeing her grandchildren, but most volunteers miss something about home. I think it is important to remember that all volunteers feel lonely at some point in their service. I was not very connected to my training group (less than most of the older volunteers seemed to be) so I didn't have a lot of visitors to my site, and I never went to the pcv parties. I got enough pcv interaction at mandatory trainings twice a year. There were actually quite a few pcvs in my group who were like me, and just weren't interested in the pcv group as a social scene. We treated it more as a work network and less like the college, "best friends for life." I think the best thing you can do, at any age, is focus on making a few authentic connections at training, who will be there when you are feeling lost/alone, and then focus on your site. The host nationals at your site will be there everyday, unlike the volunteers, so making sure you establish a support network there is a bit more helpful, I think. But yeah, the great thing about most pcvs, is they are very accepting. So, you may be very different than your training group, age, race, physical or mental ability, but people will not really care, unless you make a big deal out of it. Oh, and one other thing, our country had affinity groups, to help people who felt they were going through a specific set of problems. One of the groups was for older volunteers. If your country doesn't have such a group, perhaps start one.