Author: Senior Planet

December 30, 2016

Carrie Fisher Taught Us How to Handle Age Shamers

General Leia rallied her troops as she flung 140-character comebacks.

December 8, 2016

Watch: “Never Too Old for a Tiara”

A beauty pageant for older women? Watch the video and share your thoughts!

November 30, 2016

What’s Up with Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan?

Half buried in recent news is the HouseSpeaker’s plan to dismantle Medicare as we know it. Here’s what’s in the Ryan plan.

November 12, 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment: Help from Online Resources

You can save money and/or frustration by checking out your options during Medicare open enrollment, which runs through December 7.

November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen: A Video Tribute

Leonard Cohen released his poignant and powerful final album — a kind of farewell — just weeks before his death on November 10.

October 31, 2016

11 Weird Ways to Avoid Ending Up in an Urn

Sitting on a dusty shelf might not be the best way to live on, and sprinkling ashes has its issues…

October 27, 2016

Watch: Take a Stand Against Ageism

How can governments worldwide “Take a Stand Against Ageism”? The UN held a special event, with Ashton Applewhite as keynote speaker.

October 24, 2016

Opulent Mobility: Making Assistive Devices Fabulous & Fun

Why are wheelchairs and walkers so ugly? An artists’ project reimagines assistive devices.

October 20, 2016

Debate Watch 2016: The Third Debate

Missed the debate? Watch it here and get links to fact-checking of the candidates’ statements.

September 23, 2016

Is This the Beginning of the End of Ageist Advertising?

Take a look at three ads from the past month that almost get it right, and rate them.

August 30, 2016

Video of the Week: Oliver Sachs’ Final Interview

Oliver Sachs died a year ago, two weeks after recording this moving, optimistic video interview on life and death.

August 22, 2016

Video of the Week: My 93-Year-Old Flatmate

Five students looking for free rent are changing life at a Dutch nursing home.

August 15, 2016

Are You Avoiding Facebook?

If you don’t really want to connect, you can still use Facebook as a newsfeed. It’s a great way to stay abreast.

August 4, 2016

Video of the Week: How to Age Gracefully

People from age 7 to 93 offer their nuggets of honest and sometimes ungraceful wisdom. Watch!

August 2, 2016

Bulletin Board: A Casting Call & A Workforce Study

Are you in the NYC area? Check out these two paid opportunities.