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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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More Adventurous Aging

Here’s another installment of pictures, culled from Pinterest, of people “Aging with Attitude” to inspire, inform, and uplift you. Curious about Pinterest? Read  “How to Use Pinterest: 4 Tips for Getting Started” on Senior Planet.) Dancing whenever the mood strikes you   Anytime is a good time to dance through life like no one was looking….and…

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Adventurous Aging in Pictures

  If a picture is worth a thousand words, this could be a book called “Aging with Attitude.” We scoured Pinterest for images of older people having a blast, being creative and doing exactly what they feel like doing, like….   Riding a skateboard around town This professor  became an internet sensation when he discovered skateboarding.…

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Bulletin Board: Take part in a survey

From time to time, Senior Planet receives requests from casting agencies, research groups and others looking for help in finding seniors to participate in paid or unpaid projects of various kinds. In our occasional Bulletin Board feature, we pass along any that look worth following up. (We have been in contact with each company that…

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Some spots still open for free tech classes

NOTE: Classes at Senior Planet Exploration Center on West 25th street in Manhattan are currently full! We do offer classes at many other locations, however. Check the map linked below! 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.…

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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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Get free tech help this summer

Seniors are becoming more comfortable with technology, with the Pew Institute reporting that some one third of those over 65 are online several times a day and 8 percent online almost constantly. While an improvement over previous years, those numbers lag far behind the rest of the population. Fortunately, seniors can do something about it. Whether…

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Senior Planet hosts Entrepreneurs

With the help of Senior Planet classes, nine 60+ entrepreneurs were open for business ahead of Mother’s Day at the Senior Planet’s Exploration Center on May 9. They took over the space in the Chelsea Center to offer jewelry, scarves, pillows, wall hangings, scented sachets, wallets, iPad holders, digital art, Mothers’ day ‘rose” corsages, soaps,…

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Best Websites for Playing Online Games

Videogames aren’t just for kids. In fact, as you age, playing certain games can help you cognitively and, according to new research, might even improve your mood and sense of well-being.  So we looked for games that you can play online for free without having to download any software. We found several good ones on…

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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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