Category Archives: Social relationships

  1. Retirement as an Expansive Time of Life

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    November 3, 2018 by Jean

    I used to chuckle about retirees who claimed they couldn’t remember how they previously found time to hold a job, …
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  2. Social Isolation, Social Engagement, and Networks of Support

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    September 30, 2018 by Jean

    At last week’s meeting of my Solo Seniors support group, the discussion turned to the topic of social isolation. As …
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  3. Solo Seniors: The Courage to Change the Things I Can

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    July 21, 2018 by Jean

    I try to live by the philosophy of the serenity prayer. I’m probably best at the second part, “the courage …
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  4. New Year’s Check-Up

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    January 4, 2018 by Jean

    One of my favorite rituals for New Year’s Day is to review the year that has just ended and make …
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  5. Homeowner Stresses and Social Support

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    August 20, 2017 by Jean

    Owning a home can be a source of great pleasure, but maintaining a house can be very stressful. The stress …
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  6. Marches and Musicals

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    May 2, 2017 by Jean

    This past weekend, I stepped outside my comfort zone to participate in two events. The first was the People’s Climate …
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  7. New Year’s Check-Up: Wellbeing

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    January 16, 2017 by Jean

    In my last post, I focused on evaluating my use of time and money as I begin my third year …
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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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