If nobody wants advice anymore, how do you give referrals?
Try telling them something new you learned about a company. "Hey, I just found out that this organization has this kind of service."
If they talk about difficulties, let them know how you got over it. "I used to have that problem until I found ..."
Use segue ways to ease into a topic. "That reminds me of ..."
These are all ways that allow you to introduce a topic or idea without you telling them what they should do. Everyone likes success stories or new discoveries, but no one wants advice.