• SUMMER HAZARD: LYME DISEASE
  • AN OCTOGENARIAN’S UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY
  • SENIORS STAR IN ANNIE HALL REMAKE
  • ASK JOAN: WHY NO ORGASMS?
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Some spots still open for free tech classes

Although summer courses have already begun, there are still some spots open at Senior Planet Centers’ summer sessions for free five or ten week classes. Whether you need a basic introduction to computers or are ready for something more challenging, you can find free, in-person tech help. Curious to know more? Here’s a complete map…

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Healthcare Data Breach: symptoms and cures

Having your records stolen in a healthcare data breach can be can be a prescription for financial disaster. If scam artists break into healthcare networks and grab your medical information, they can impersonate you to get medical services, use your data open credit accounts, break into your bank accounts, obtain drugs illegally, and even blackmail…

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Summer Hazard: Lyme Disease

Ah, summer. Prime time for outdoor barbecues, golf games, hiking, walking through the woods…and—uh, oh–ticks that can spread Lyme Disease. Sorry for the potential monkey wrench in the dreamy summer scenario, but forewarned is forearmed. Lyme Disease affects about 300,000 Americans annually, the CDC estimates. Most will recover. The usual treatment is a course of…

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How safe is your router?

The FBI recently reported a new malware hack striking routers. Senior Planet is running this update to alert our members, courtesy of Experian.  The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning “any owner of small office and home office routers” of a dangerous new malware hack called VPNFilter, which has infected 500,000 routers in 54…

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Watch: Diary of a (famous) Sixty-Year-Old

Award-winning Canadian writer Ian Brown (“Boy in the Moon”) was having a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that he was turning 60. What did it mean? Should he feel the way inspiration-mongers say we should — like a sexy silver fox? Or will he just feel decrepit? Brown, an occasional contributor to This…

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How safe is your router?

The FBI recently reported a new malware hack striking routers. Senior Planet is running this update to alert our members, courtesy of Experian.  The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning “any owner of small office and home office routers” of a dangerous new malware hack called VPNFilter, which has infected 500,000 routers in 54…

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Tips to Age in Place

Most seniors would prefer to live in at home rather than in an assisted living community, enjoying your independence and comfort as long as possible. As seniors’ needs change, though, “home” can become less than welcoming.  Luckily, more and more resources are becoming available to keep you living at home (AKA “aging in place”) – as…

Seniors star in Annie Hall remake

(Left to right)  Recreating the tennis scene from “Annie Hall” are Earl Thompson (Rob), Shula Chernick (Annie Hall), Sheila Flaxman ( Janet), Harry Miller (Alvy Singer). Photo by Jeremy Cohen. When Millennial Matt Starr decided to remake Woody Allen’s classic ‘Annie Hall’ using seniors, the last thing he expected to gain was a surrogate grandfather…but Starr’s…

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HEALTHY AGING


We know now that we can increase our chances of staying physically and cognitively healthy through our final years — it’s not all in the genes. Here’s what you need to know and the resources to help.

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Senior Dating and Sex


Who says we don’t need meaningful relationships and sexual healing when we’re older? We might just have to rethink what “sex” means now and how dating can work for us. Check out these articles and links.

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TECH TIPS FOR SENIORS

Whether you’re a digital newbie or have been using computers since your first Commodore, there’s always something new to learn — and new online experiences to taste. Take look at our tips and links.

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SENIOR TRAVEL


Travel post-60 doesn’t have to mean Caribbean cruises and group trips. Online services make it easier and cheaper to adventure – and even to retire abroad.

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