I finally got my Coronavirus vaccination. The card indicating that has a place of honor on the fridge, plus several pix in my phone.  And a Xerox copy in my files. And in my wallet. Considering how much trouble I went through to get it, it’s worth making sure it’s not going astray. I spent
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From time to time, Senior Planet reaches out to expert sources at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and offers their information to our readers, such as this article, below.  Visit the FTC website for this article as well as others from the FTC archives. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. It’s also the greatest
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The online world can be a wonderful place to meet people….but many find it a frustrating place where people brag about hundreds of “friends” they’ve never met. Connectivity online may not mean connections online. Forming true connections First, find people who share your interests on an online platform. This can be cooking, knitting, owning a
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Turning 65 brings benefits–Medicare, Social Security (unless you’re a 70-or-bust holdout), maybe retiring or at least downsizing your hours. But—and there’s always that “but,” right? It’s also the age at which your doctor starts taking any symptoms with even a whiff of cardiac involvement very seriously.  He or she may have previously chalked up a
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The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce that our next online Book Club offering is….. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros For week one of our Book Club, please read chapters 1-11 by Tuesday, February 23rd. Then come back to https://seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we will open a conversation in the comments so
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Normally, my Sex at Our Age column presents one detailed reader question and my detailed answer. Occasionally I switch it up to give you “Quickies”: a few short questions and answers. These are always popular with readers, so here’s another round!  Husband Watches Porn Secretly Q #1:  I caught my 62-year-old husband watching porn and masturbating. I
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Despite my late husband’s insistence that Valentine’s Day was a “made up holiday,” (to which I replied, “So is Thanksgiving but you still take the day off”), he was smart – and kind – enough to make the gesture.  He gave me gifts I still use to this day, with fond remembrance. A website, a
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With the end of the pandemic possibly in sight, and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, maybe you’ve taken a longer-than-usual look in the mirror and thought: “Oh no! I’m not ready for dinner parties/eating out/dating/seeing friends.” We get it. And we consulted two respected doctors—with no ties to companies or devices—to ask them about some
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By Howard Bedlin & Marci Phillips | 2.9.2021 Things are moving quickly in Congress on the next round of federal COVID-19 relief. In response to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, House committees are writing legislation to provide additional stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, and rental, nutrition, and utility assistance—as well as important provisions that would support
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The pandemic has had a slew of unintended impacts to almost every facet of life…even Social Security. Retirement planner Beau Henderson, with RichLife Advisors in Gainesville, Ga., says the biggest trend he has seen during the coronavirus pandemic is people being forced into early retirement.  “Because there is so much uncertainty in the workplace, with
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We’re all dependent on Zoom these pandemic days–for our social lives, family visits, clubs, business meetings, community meetings and just about everything else. One reason Zoom took over the video chat app field so fast is that it’s so easy—one click and you’re in.  But that ease of use comes (or did until recently) with
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To date, there are many poems and songs written to document the mistreatment of Black and Brown people and people among marginalized communities; many works that were created solely for the purpose of amplifying the looming shadow of America’s past (and present), that people of color might one day be truly liberated and validated. These
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We all worry about online security these days because so much of our lives are conducted on the internet.  The war between hackers and security experts is ongoing, with no one side declaring victory yet.  Luckily, we consumers have some smart security wonks on our side and they came up with a simple, almost foolproof,
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