Category Archives: Aging

  1. The Plan

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    March 6, 2017 by Jean

    Over the holidays, during an annual celebratory dinner with friends, one of our party said that she had recently spent …
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  2. Generational Transition

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    January 30, 2017 by Jean

    I have a vivid memory from my grandmother’s funeral in 1975. She had died at age 85, the last of …
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  3. Help From Friends

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    November 28, 2016 by Jean

    I recently joined a Facebook group for “elder orphans” – older people without spouses, partners or children. This is a …
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  4. Health: The Wildcard in Retirement

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    July 22, 2016 by Jean

    Recently I found myself marveling at what a good summer this has been. Maine has been having sparkling summer weather …
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  5. The Unexpected Flowering of New Friendships

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    May 31, 2016 by Jean

    When I contemplated retirement, I expected it to be a time for the flowering of friendship. I was looking forward …
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  6. Becoming Who We Really Are

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    May 10, 2016 by Jean

    Recently, I’ve been thinking about how the retirement years can provide us with an opportunity to become more who we …
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  7. Senior Birthdays

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    March 15, 2016 by Jean

    Last week, I had a birthday. I’m not a person who dreads getting older. A serious cancer diagnosis when I …
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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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