Tag Archives: aging

  1. The Way Life Should Be

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    August 23, 2021 by Jean

    Coming back last month from my first trip out of Maine since before the pandemic, I crossed the bridge over …
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  2. Aging Alone in a Pandemic: Social Distancing and Social Isolation

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    March 17, 2020 by Jean

    A few days ago (Was it really only a few days ago?) when Maine’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed, …
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  3. Caring, Stress, and Coping

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    January 6, 2020 by Jean

    The phrase “to care for” has two distinct meanings. One is about warm emotional attachment to another person, to care …
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  4. Challenges of Aging Alone

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    November 28, 2019 by Jean

    Since I last posted here about my friend with the degenerative illness, my life has been taken over by a …
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  5. Caring for Others, Caring for Self

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    October 23, 2019 by Jean

    Lately, I’ve been struggling to find the right balance between caring for a good friend with a serious degenerative illness …
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  6. Conversations About Aging

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    June 20, 2019 by Jean

    It will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I am enjoying my experience of aging. …
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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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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