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
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
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
During the worst of 2020, I had a playlist that reflected my mood. Most of the time it was (and remains) smooth jazz because sometimes I just don’t want any words of any kind in my head…especially if the song became an earworm. Besides that, I kept playing “The Waiting” by Tom Petty (“Every day
A new year is like the first blank page of a journal or a fresh layer of snow. There’s the possibility of starting something new – like picking up a paintbrush or cutting up some magazines and gluing them into a collage. Of course, because of the pandemic, we can’t take these classes in person.
On to 2021. Looking ahead, there’s plenty of room for improvement and plenty of room for optimism, too. Time to do a little dreaming. For 2021 I hope to snag a schedule to get that vaccine and maybe, finally lose those ten pounds that crept in while I was distracted. I hope to tackle and
Learning how our interviewees think about “aging with attitude” is a gift that keeps on giving at year-end. Here’s a quick summary about ‘Aging with Attitude” from all our profiles throughout 2020 – all the more compelling given our ongoing challenges. Celebrity actor and profile subject Franco Nero (at left) mentioned his 55 year history working
Marking New Years this year will be especially celebratory. Who wouldn’t want to pop the champagne and make a toast (socially distanced, of course) to the end of 2020? No celebration would be complete without fireworks, so here’s a repeat from out archives that’s a cheat sheet of some popular ones. Brocade: (at left) A spider
Here’s another favorite from the Senior Planet archives. Enjoy! Hanukkah, Christmas… time to think outside the cookie jar. For the holidays, baker Norma Saulino created some brand-new treats by mixing elements from well-worn recipe cards with her own take on new favorites from the web. Gingerbread + Rugelach = Gingerugelach This idea came about while I
The GIF (or Graphics Interchange Format) is an image file made of several related pictures (the branch image below is made of 23 pictures) layered in an endless loop. However you pronounce it (like the peanut butter or with a hard ‘g” – the debate still rages!) they can be a magical addition to an
The holidays seem to get the creative juices working for ad agencies in the U.S. and around the world. This short selection from the past few years will make you smile, make you laugh….or make you think. (New to YouTube? Click here for best viewing tips.) “Aw…” Inspiring From the U.K. hails “Mog’s Christmas Calamity,” courtesy of British supermarket
Life during quarantine made virtual socializing more important than ever, and few resources are as valuable as Facebook…until recently. If you hate the new Facebook you’re not alone. It’s been optimized for phones and tablets – great for some of us – but on a computer it’s very confusing. There so much more white space, which
During my daily walk this morning, I saw a strikingly handsome young man wearing shorts, who was running in the park. Instead of immediately thinking “Hmm, hello handsome” (that came second!) the first thing that came to me was “OMG, put on some pants! You must be freezing!” Getting older is like moving into a
Apparently I’m not the only one who spent time in lockdown parked in front of the TV. Popcorn and binge watching seems to be the guilty pleasures of choice among the readers who commented so far. And some of ’em get pretty darned fancy. “I love Popcorn. Sometimes it is my meal, others my dessert.
On Monday, December 14th from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM MST, (Check for your local time zone) Senior Planet will host its first Virtual Holiday Entrepreneur Fair over Zoom! Stuck for a last minute holiday gift? Want to see how talented and enterprising the Senior Planet community is? Join us as Senior Planet hosts a
Senior Planet San Antonio always brings a unique South Texas flair to all its programs – celebrating loved ones with Day of the Dead events, or hosting virtual cooking classes to learn the regional recipes passed down through generations. During Thanksgiving, members and staff alike enjoy the tradition of eating tamales at Thanksgiving. DeAnne Cuellar,