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Virtual Reality: August’s Tech of the Month

VR, or Virtual Reality, once a staple of military or medical training, or flight simulation, is entering the mainstream. VR is an interactive, computer-generated experience within a simulated environment, communicated via a VR headset. It is most commonly used in entertainment applications such as gaming and 3D cinema, but research in using VR to ease dementia symptoms…

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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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Alexa, what shall we have for dinner?

Who, or what, is Alexa? Alexa is Amazon’s voice service. She comes into your home via one of the Amazon Echo products. She can play music and audiobooks, control other smart devices in your home such as the light switches and thermostat, get information, news, weather, and more… using just your voice! During the month…

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Speak out for Affordable Housing

Starting June 7, city residents can speak out about affordable housing. There are some 900,000 rent stabilized apartments in New York City housing an estimated two million New Yorkers; rent increases in these apartments are governed by the NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB)  which establishes the lease guidelines for rent stabilized apartments, lofts and hotels. The…

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Senior Planet and the #MeToo Movement

Recently, members of Senior Planet had the opportunity to weigh in on the #MeToo movement, the grassroots campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in all its forms. Online publisher Vox visited the Senior Planet Exploration Center as part of a survey conducted with Morning Consult, a nonpartisan technology and media company, to learn what our members…

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Inspiring quotes for Older Americans Month

As we enter Older Americans Month, what do famous artists, activists and authors thought as they contemplated age?  Here’s a quick look: “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”  ~ Frank Lloyd Wright   “Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet…

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A Special Message for Senior Planet members

While every month is Older American’s month at Senior Planet, May is specifically designated Older American’s Month by the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living.  The 2018 theme is one Senior Planet members are well familiar with: Engage at Every Age.  This theme encourages everyone to enrich their own lives and to…

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Extended deadline for vendors at NYC Entrepreneur Fair

On Wednesday, May 9th, from 11am-2pm, Senior Planet will host a Spring Entrepreneur Fair at our Center in Chelsea (127 West 25th Street). We’d like to invite Senior Planet members with businesses to set up tables to sell and promote their products. This is the perfect opportunity to spread the word about your business to…

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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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