Tag Archives: living alone

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. A New Creative Writing Project

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    December 6, 2017 by Jean

    Several weeks ago, I began work on a new creative writing project, a journal to document my daily experience of …
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  4. Camping at Home

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    November 4, 2017 by Jean

    During the last week in October, the local meteorologists kept warning us about a big storm that would crash into …
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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. Retirement Communities

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    July 18, 2017 by Jean

    Several months ago, I began to think seriously about what I will do when the hassles and physical work involved …
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  7. 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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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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