Tag Archives: living alone

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Snow, Snow and More Snow

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    February 12, 2017 by Jean

    Maine is currently in what the meteorologists call an “active weather pattern;” and in February that means, snow, snow, and …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Taking Stock: Well-Being

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    January 19, 2016 by Jean

    This is the third of my “Taking Stock” posts for the new year. This one focuses on how I am …
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  7. A Single Woman’s Holiday

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    December 21, 2015 by Jean

    Christmas morning. I will be up early, before the sun, to begin preparing Christmas dinner. I will plug in the …
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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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