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Pursuing Long-Term Interests in Retirement

“Retirement’s so great, I don’t know why I worked those 45 years before I did it,” says Virgil Hoftiezer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

Virgil Hoftiezer

Virgil Hoftiezer

Since he moved to Kendal at Granville in Ohio, Virgil Hoftiezer has been pursuing long-term interests in retirement—including international travel (he has visited all seven continents), aviculture (he raises Australian birds because of his interest in genetics) and genealogy. He has written one biography based on his genealogical research and is now working on second biography. “Retirement time goes faster than ‘dog years’; there is not enough of it on a daily basis, nor weekly, monthly or annually,” he says.