How are you experiencing sex during lockdown? I’ve read articles about how people are dealing with their sexual urges and behavior during the pandemic, but how are seniors, specifically, coping? I asked my newsletter subscribers, and many shared eagerly.  Most wrote that they are sheltering in place with a spouse or romantic partner and experiencing
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This lockdown seems like it will go on forever, but there will be an end…but how do we keep our attitudes up in the meantime, and combat depression or other mental/emotional challenges? Some studies suggest that gratitude can be a major influence in our level of happiness, and can even have lasting positive changes in
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When Los Angeles went into lockdown, musician Bill Bonk immediately knew how to cheer his quarantined neighbors in Laurel Canyon. “I thought: Why not do a concert from my porch – where all the neighbors could hear some great vintage music while keeping a social distance?” says Bonk, 60, who has toured with artists around
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During this virus pandemic, the last thing anyone should worry about is filling and receiving prescriptions, especially if you rely on them to treat serious or chronic conditions. Experts recommend keeping several weeks’ worth of prescriptions you take regularly on hand in the event that you need to stay home, due to illness or shelter-in-place
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During this virus pandemic, the last thing anyone should worry about is filling and receiving prescriptions, especially if you rely on them to treat serious or chronic conditions. Experts recommend keeping several weeks’ worth of prescriptions you take regularly on hand in the event that you need to stay home, due to illness or shelter-in-place
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By Dan Reiner | 5.8.2020 Every year, Older Americans Month provides an opportunity to show gratitude toward older adults for the important roles they play in our communities and reflect on the experience of aging in America. Despite the long shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic has cast over our lives, there are many ways older
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The votes are in! We are pleased to announce that our next Online Book Club offering is….. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett For week one of Online Book Club, please read part 1 (chapters 1-7) by Tuesday, May 19.  Then come back to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we’ll open a conversation in the comments so everyone
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Listening to the nightly news and its update of COVID-19 cases and deaths can put you in a less than happy-hour mood. While the situation with the pandemic remains critical and protective measures remain crucial, there are also some glimmers of hope, both on the treatment and vaccine fronts. Faster Cures, a center of the
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I”m Virge Randall, Managing Editor of seniorplanet.org, and lifelong New York City resident.  Living in the epicenter of this epidemic presents some unusual challenges – some familiar to people in similar urban settings, some completely foreign.  Here’s a quick look at a typical day in Plague Central. Good Morning! I wake up between 7 and
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By Howard Bedlin | 5.6.2020 Last month, Congress passed a bill with additional funding for small businesses and hospitals, but Democratic requests for new resources for state and local governments and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits were not included. With Congress discussing a new round of relief legislation, people concerned about the wellbeing of older
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By Howard Bedlin | 5.6.2020 Last month, Congress passed a bill with additional funding for small businesses and hospitals, but Democratic requests for new resources for state and local governments and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits were not included. With Congress discussing a new round of relief legislation, people concerned about the wellbeing of older
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Online games are a huge help staying entertained during a quarantine, but they can do more than just divert you.  As we age, playing certain games can help us cognitively…and according to research, might even improve our mood and sense of well-being. To keep things simple, we looked for games that you can play online
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