Congrats on thinking outside the box. In regards to ads on Facebook, I have about 12 plugins that block all ads in Facebook and I post in "Everything Kayaking" and I block anyone who either is there to self promote or post up 3rd party links. Pretty simple. But, I also am a guy that probably has blocked about 3500 people on Facebook. I keep my Facebook experience as simple as possible. I am not a fan of apps. I have 119 apps installed on my Android and they all must be critical for my day-to-day or they get unistalled. BTW, I access Facebook soley through a web browser. The Facebook app is 10x evil as far as harvesting personal information. IMHO kayaking over 55 sounds so limited. I am plenty over 55 but most or all of my social activities are with people under 50.
Welcome to CAKE. Some good peeps here.