Month: March 2020

By Vivian Nava-Schellinger & Jenna McDavid | 3.31.2020 We want to hear how COVID-19 is impacting your community. Please take a moment to answer this short anonymous survey. Last week, more than 1,600 older adults and professionals in aging attended our tele-town hall event. (Listen to the recording here.) It was a wonderful—and easily accessible—way
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It’s taxtime, and scammers are working overtime to trick you into sending them your dough. Here are some quick tips from the experts: [embedded content] Other scammers try to trick you by threatening your Social Security benefits… [embedded content] The FTC has some info (link here) on scams that fake tax returns made in your
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Senior Planet is launching an “open thread” series on Sundays to bring together all our readers and solicit your input and thoughts on the different topics.  Please share your thoughts in the comments!  During this epidemic, we’re stuck at home, we can’t socialize, and we limit our time outside…but not outside the refrigerator! Many studies
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Stores around the country are opening their doors early for older adults. If you find yourself needing to venture out, here are a few of the major chains that have made accommodations. Keep reading for some online grocery-delivery options you can try without leaving your home. Costco 8 – 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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You heard it here first: Senior Planet is starting a (virtual) book club! If you find you have a lot more time on your hands these days, then you’re in the perfect position to cozy up with some tea (or something stiffer) and dive into great book along with fellow Senior Planet readers. Each Tuesday,
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Everybody knows by now that you’re not supposed to go outside now except for the most basic of needs, especially if you’re over 60. That’s social distancing, and it’s supposed to slow down transmission of the coronavirus. So no more sitting in coffee shops, meeting a friend for lunch, or going to a class at
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Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! If you’re over 60, submit your questions to this column by emailing Joan directly at sexpert@seniorplanet.org.  I am a 66-year-old healthy and vital
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Since we’re all staying home—and it’s looking like we will be for at least a while— you might be starting to wonder how exactly you’re going to fill up your time. Senior Planet has got some tricks up its sleeve with digital gatherings and events. But it’s also important to stay as connected as possible
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With COVID-19 taking over televisions and dominating social media, there’s lots of anxiety-provoking news being shared right now. It’s hard to tune out. There are plenty of reliable sources of information, including the CDC and WHO. But we want Senior Planet to be a place where you can find some respite from the 24-hour news
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Note: While we take every effort to keep our statistics current, the fast-moving nature of this pandemic makes it difficult to stay on top of the numbers and locations of infections and mortality rates.  If you’re over 60, the facts are clear: you are at higher risk for developing the coronavirus infection causing COVID-19. As
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The news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is moving at lightning speed, but some advice from expert organizations like the CDC and WHO has remained consistent. Senior Planet has rounded up some reliable sources of information and basic tips for prevention, care, and coping below. Check back here for updated resources. It’s also a good idea
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By the fifth day of my nine-day pastel painting workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, I was bushed. I decided to skip the class trip to a ranch and instead hung around town with my husband…but over the previous four days, I’d lugged all my gear out into the field twice, painted two churches,
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