• BACK TO SCHOOL: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR ONLINE LEARNING
  • ASK JOAN: DATING? YES! MARRIAGE…?
  • DANCING THROUGH LIFE: MARTHA HALAS
  • AGING WITH ATTITUDE: ZANDRA RHODES
  • ALIDA RUBIN'S MAKEOVER MISSION

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Senior Planet reaches out

It’s mid-afternoon in the computer lab at the Queensbridge Riis Senior Center in Queens, one of the five boroughs of New York City. Ms. Ann, a 69-year-old woman with a beautiful smile, is at one of the computers, completely immersed in her work. It’s hard to believe that just two years ago — during a…

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Ask Joan: Dating? Yes! Marriage…?

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! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert@seniorplanet.org. A member writes: I’m a widower, age 71, and I’ve been dating a woman…

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Tech of the Month: Streaming services

Want to cut the cord? Tired of paying hundreds of dollars a year on cable subscriptions?  Some studies indicate that costs for TV service rose almost twice as fast as inflation, rising more than 50 percent in about ten years to an average of $100.98 in 2017. There are plenty of alternatives to traditional TV,…

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How can women make friends after 60?

The world is changing for 60-year-old women. We no longer have the social context that we enjoyed as a wife, parent or co-worker. Building community and creating a network of like-minded friends is a challenge, but not impossible. There are many groups that are trying to offer a platform for people to connect with one…

Long Term Care Insurance: the basics

Many older Americans will need help as they age. Among those reaching age 65 in 2017, almost 70 percent will need some form of long term care in the future, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While most Americans expect long term care to cost $25,350, the actual price tag is more…

Dancing through life: Martha Halas

When grandmother Martha Halas decided to “unlearn” everything she’d been told growing up, she had no idea it would put her on the music map and earn her a starring role in singer-songwriter Jackie Greene’s latest video.  The three-time cancer survivor started dancing alone at her local restaurant on Florida’s Gulf Coast five years ago.…

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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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