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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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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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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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New advancements in Stroke Prevention

Can there be good news about stroke?   Stroke—an interruption of the blood flow in the brain—has dropped from the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. to the fifth. It’s still a serious and frequent emergency—one occurs in the U.S. every 40 seconds – but medical advances mean that more and more people are…

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Building muscle after 60

As we get older, our bodies undergo many natural changes that impact mobility, muscular, skeletal and cardiovascular health, not the least of which is age-related muscle loss, or sarcopenia. Starting as early as age 30 in some cases, sarcopenia causes a decrease of up to 5 percent muscle mass per decade. While even the most…

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Higher Medicare premiums?

Some Medicare beneficiaries with high incomes are paying more for their Medicare Part B and D benefits in 2018 than ever before. While Medicare recipients have been paying higher premiums for several years, the MACRA legislation of 2015 changed the thresholds beginning this year. As a result, some high-income individuals are paying more this year…

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