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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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Quotes for an inspiring Spring

Spring is the season of renewal, inside as well as outside. Besides shaking out carpets, cleaning out closets, and breaking out of our winter health habits (suggestions here) it’s a good time to do a mental tune-up, sweeping out old ideas, freshening up a point of view, and trying something different. Here are some thoughts…

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Aging with Attitude Film Awards

It’s time for our 5th Aging with Attitude Film Awards—Senior Planet’s take on the Oscars; this time with a special comment from a certain famous director, exclusively for Senior Planet. Read on! As in earlier years, we’re nominating films released over the last year that embody “aging with attitude.” The pressure is increasing in Hollywood…

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Got a minute? Watch a movie.

“One Mobile, One Minute, One Film” is the motto of the international Mobile Film Festival, but you don’t need a mobile to screen these 50 one minute films. Now in its 13th year, a panel of experts have winnowed down the top 50 entries from among hundreds submitted from aspiring filmmakers the world over. Until…

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What Albert Einstein – and others – had to say about love

Love takes many forms – romantic love, sexual love, family love, the love we have for friends, for pets, and for ourselves. Here are some thought starters for all different kinds of love as we approach Valentine’s Day. “Love is a better teacher than duty.”  – Albert Einstein   “I sustain myself with the love…

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