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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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Don’t Let Someone Steal Your Heart . . . And Your Money

You meet a new sweetheart online through social media or on a dating website. Quickly he or she professes their love for you and prefers to communicate through email or phone calls. They’re from the U.S, but happen to be traveling, in the military or working abroad — too far away to meet in person.…

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Friends with Benefits?….or more?

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. Friends with Benefits?….or more? I am a sensual, 68-year-old woman. I believe that sexual…

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Preview some 2018 Oscar® Nominated Short Films

Curious about the 2018 Oscar® Nominated Short Films? ShortsTV, which bills itself as “the global home of short movies” (learn more here), presents short films on selected TV channels for selected providers, online and in theaters. They also produce and distribute the annual Oscar® Nominated Short Films theatrical release nationwide starting February 9. Links to the participating…

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Older Musicians Get Back in Tune

  Among the thousands of victims devastated by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria last year, elderly professional musicians were especially hard hit. They lost everything,  from their homes to their precious instruments. Regular gigs that kept them solvent were cancelled – indefinitely. The Jazz Foundation of America stepped in, and thanks to its efforts and…

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Flu 2018: Myths and Facts for Older Adults

You know the flu season is bad when you can’t find anyone to join you at happy hour, dinner, or the movies. They’re all begging off because they have the flu, or don’t want to catch it. All those ”maybe next week” responses underscore how bad the 2017-2018 flu season is shaping up. Public health…

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The Joyful Hearts Choir: Music, Memory and Meaning

  Hearing a group of older adults in their late 70’s to 100 years old singing standards like “America the Beautiful” and “Hello Dolly” is heartwarming.  The performance becomes even more touching when you discover that many of the singers suffer from memory loss. Music is a well-known therapeutic tool, helping relieve stress and improve…

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