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Apps to Help our Planet

Earth Day is April 22nd, but the whole month is dedicated to saving our beautiful planet’s environment. According to the Earth Day Network, that date’s the largest civic observance in the world, with more than one billion people participating in Earth Day activities each year. You can become more eco-savvy simply by using your mobile…

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Lives Well Lived

When acclaimed photographer Sky Bergman decided to film her 100-year-old grandmother Evelyn Ricciuti working out in the gym, she had no idea it would kick-start her own second career as a documentary maker.  Now “Lives Well Lived” – featuring 40 inspiring people aged 75-plus talking about their lives – is picking up film festival prizes…

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Navigating Long-term care

While you’re probably hoping to live in your home in good health without assistance as you age, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, someone turning age 65 has nearly a 70-percent chance of needing some form of long-term care in his or her lifetime. Long-term care is costly, and prices vary…

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Meet the Member: Calvin Ramsey

Becoming a writer was a decades-long dream for playwright Calvin Ramsey.  Although he worked hard to get published in his early 20s, nothing came of his efforts. He pursued satisfying work in advertising, marketing and insurance sales, but the dream lingered. Then in 2001, the unexpected happened. During an airport holdover at Boston’s Logan International Airport,…

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Get digitally savvy – for free

Seniors are becoming more and more digitally connected, according to the Pew Institute, which reported in 2017 that 67% of adults over 65 use the internet and around four in ten adults in the same age group own smartphones. Embracing new technology, however, can be scary; some studies say only 18 percent of those over…

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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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Is a Smart Home for You? Here’s What You Told Senior Planet

Years ago, living in a smart, or automated home was the stuff of science fiction, but technology is catching up… ..but would you live in a smart home? Senior Planet recently fielded a survey of some of our readers to learn more about your attitudes and concerns about smart home technology. Here’s what we learned. Does this…

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Sexy New Year’s Resolutions

Do you want to make some changes in your sex life? These New Year’s Resolutions will make a big difference, and they’re easy and fun to put into action. Some come from my Sex At Our Age columns, others from my newsletter. Redefine Sex. Change your definition of sex to whatever activities arouse you and bring…

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Resolve to be healthier in 2018

Looking for a Healthy New You for the New Year? Here’s a grab bag of tips and advice from our archives. Get healthier with meditation This might be the year you learn this ancient and remarkable practice to improve your physical and mental health. You’ll find a complete guide in the Senior Planet Toolbox on…

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