1. The Role of Retired Person II: Some Informal Community Research

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    October 8, 2014 by Jean

    After writing about the role of retiree as an ambiguous one and thinking about the implications of that ambiguity, I’ve …
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  2. The Role of Retired Person

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    October 3, 2014 by Jean

    During my long years teaching sociology, I always enjoyed introducing students to the sociological concept of “social role” because they …
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  3. Retirement Transition Reading: With A Little Help From Our Friends

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    September 22, 2014 by Jean

    After writing a post (Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends) about the importance of building a community …
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  4. Life On Hold

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    September 1, 2014 by Jean

    Through the summer, I have felt that I would begin living my retirement as soon as the addition on my …
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  5. Time for Food

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    August 20, 2014 by Jean

    I love food. My love is for whole foods, simply prepared, and I cook most of what I eat.  Typically, …
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  6. A Life Course Perspective On Retirement: Normative Trajectories

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    August 14, 2014 by Jean

    In Pascale, Primavera and Roach’s book The Retirement Maze (see Retirement Transition Reading: The Retirement Maze), “life course theory” is …
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  7. Does Retirement Make Me a Financial Risk?

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    August 5, 2014 by Jean

    Part of my plan for retirement has long been to build an addition on my 900-square-foot home to make it …
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