Tag Archives: aging

  1. Looking Back, Looking Forward

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    April 10, 2019 by Jean

    Last month, I returned to my former workplace, Gettysburg College, for a weekend of activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary …
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  2. Resisting Ageism Through Education

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    March 12, 2019 by Jean

    Although I am proud to be an educator, I’m not a person who feels that education is the solution to …
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  3. Going to School Forever

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    January 28, 2019 by Jean

    During my college teaching career, I sometimes joked to students that college professors were people who were better at going …
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  4. Finding My Volunteer Niche

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    December 11, 2018 by Jean

    When I was planning for retirement, I always assumed that it would include volunteer activity, which I had difficulty finding …
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  5. Framing Aging: Second Childhood

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    November 14, 2018 by Jean

    In American culture, we often imagine aging as the downhill side of a parabola, a period of decline that follows …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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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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