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Spring Classes kick off at Senior Planet

With registration for the spring quarter taking place, the first week of April was a busy one for Senior Planet. Members looking to sign up for courses convened at the Manhattan Senior Planet Exploration Center, and at our partner sites across the city, in New York State’s North Country and in Montgomery County in Maryland.…

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Enjoy Facebook Safely and Securely

This week, some Facebook users may have received a note in their newsfeeds advising them that they, or a Facebook friend, logged into a now-banned personality quiz app. The notice will explain how the app misused their information by sharing it with the UK data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica. The information shared could include their public…

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We did it! Senior Planet North Country Lives on!

On Saturday, March 31, the New York State Legislature voted to continue funding the Senior Planet North Country program through April 2019, as part of the 2018-2019 state budget. This may not have been possible without the hundreds of messages of support that poured in from Senior Planet members and to the on-the-ground efforts of…

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FTC says Taxtime is scamtime

They’re at it again… tax scammers scheming new ways to steal personal information and money. In the first scenario, identity thieves file a fake tax return and have the refund deposited into your bank account. The thieves then contact you, often by phone, and — posing as the IRS or debt collectors for the IRS…

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Lives Well Lived

When acclaimed photographer Sky Bergman decided to film her 100-year-old grandmother Evelyn Ricciuti working out in the gym, she had no idea it would kick-start her own second career as a documentary maker.  Now “Lives Well Lived” – featuring 40 inspiring people aged 75-plus talking about their lives – is picking up film festival prizes…

Navigating Long-term care

While you’re probably hoping to live in your home in good health without assistance as you age, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, someone turning age 65 has nearly a 70-percent chance of needing some form of long-term care in his or her lifetime. Long-term care is costly, and prices vary…

Meet the Member: Calvin Ramsey

Becoming a writer was a decades-long dream for playwright Calvin Ramsey.  Although he worked hard to get published in his early 20s, nothing came of his efforts. He pursued satisfying work in advertising, marketing and insurance sales, but the dream lingered. Then in 2001, the unexpected happened. During an airport holdover at Boston’s Logan International Airport,…

Get digitally savvy – for free

Seniors are becoming more and more digitally connected, according to the Pew Institute, which reported in 2017 that 67% of adults over 65 use the internet and around four in ten adults in the same age group own smartphones. Embracing new technology, however, can be scary; some studies say only 18 percent of those over…

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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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