Monthly Archives: July 2013

  1. Transition to Retirement: It’s Starting to Feel Real


    July 26, 2013 by Jean

    I am a long-range planner. (I used to joke that if I washed out of academia, I could pursue an …
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  2. Growing Older: Independence and Needing Help


    July 15, 2013 by Jean

    For much of my life, I’ve been regarded as a fiercely independent person. When I was in my early teens, …
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  3. Growing Older in a Youth-Obsessed Society


    July 6, 2013 by Jean

    In my recent appearance on Huff Post Live, I was rendered almost speechless by one online comment shared during the …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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