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Coffee, Cake…and end of life issues

We give little thought to death and dying when we’re young. Then as we grow older, sooner or later we’re confronted with the deaths of people we love – family and friends. So how do we come to terms with the stigma and fears surrounding death and difficult end-of-life decisions? Thanks to the growing popularity…

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More reasons to get tech savvy

Learning new technologies can be daunting, and at times may seem like more trouble than it’s worth. But as members of the Baby Boomer generation reach retirement age, there are plenty of good reasons to make sure they’re up to date on the latest technology. The good news? It doesn’t have to be difficult. Scott…

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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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Ask Joan: Why no orgasms?

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. I’m a woman who loves women. I’m 60, and it’s been a decade since…

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Senior Planet Rallies on New York City Hall

Senior Planet Gets Active at Senior Tech Forum and City Hall Rally

Senior Planet members wrote down their pledges for the #mytechpledge campaign. On Thursday, June 7, 2018, the New York City Council convened at City Hall in Lower Manhattan for a critical budget meeting. Senior Planet was there… and our voices were heard! Thanks to the hard work of the Senior Planet members enrolled in the…

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Top Makeup videos for older women

Most of us get into a lifelong makeup routine, but at some point the makeup we wore at 35  is not flattering at 65. Those smoky eyes are too dark. That lipstick is too bright. The foundation we’ve been using accentuates our wrinkles instead of hiding them.   Older women face a double whammy, too:…

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New Scams on the horizon

According to the FBI statistics, adults aged 60 or more years lost more than $342 million as victims of internet scams in 2017; the statistic was part of the “2017 Internet Crime Report” released by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Senior Planet is running this update to alert our members, courtesy of Experian.    What…

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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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Making 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…

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