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Saturday, March 26, 2022

PJ, 68: Do Your Best, and Your Best Gets Better

Sponsored Athlete Paul “PJ” Gammarano, Sr., one of the oldest hockey players in NYC, is accomplishing his goals both on and off the ice.

Monday, March 14, 2022

McKnight’s Home Care: “Senior Planet Book Club fosters social connections”

The Senior Planet Book Club — a free, online group led by Senior Program Assistant Rebecca Altneu — is explored in this in-depth feature.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Anabel Rivera’s Journey

Follow Anabel’s journey to a new world full of exciting and empowering possibilities…and to her crusade against loneliness.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Staten Island Advance: “A 68-year-old ice hockey goalie? This S.I. ‘super senior’ and cancer survivor was named an AARP sponsored athlete”

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Paul “PJ” Gammarano, Sr. spoke with the Staten Island Advance about his hockey-playing days — then and now — his battle with cancer, and inspiring a new generation of skaters.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Pat Jasso: Every Day is Women’s Day

With her active volunteer work in her San Antonio hometown, every day is Women’s Day for Senior Planet trainer Pat Jasso.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

MsFAITH!, 62: Walking the Walk

Sponsored Athlete Evon “MsFAITH!” Bennett shares her story of walking her way to fitness….and enjoying the journey.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Guo Nian Hao (过年好) – Happy (Lunar) New Year

Here’s an inside look at how to celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Make Your Smartphone Smarter!

Make your smartphone smarter with these clever hacks to enhance your smartphone experience on an Android phone and an  iPhone.

Friday, January 28, 2022

KMVT 11: “3G to 5G will leave millions of devices obsolete”

Tom Kamber, Executive Director of OATS & Senior Planet from AARP, discusses the shutdown of 3G networks and how older adults can prepare to upgrade their cell phones and communications devices.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Introducing the 2022 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes

Meet the newest Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes and learn their inspiring — and unique — approaches to fitness, from ice hockey to surfing.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Strength at Any Age: Sponsored Athletes 2021 Wrap-Up

The 2021 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes share their favorite moments from the program, and leave the community with some lasting fitness advice.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Let’s Talk Money!!

New Senior Planet trainer Jane Burk gives the low-down on an exciting series all about finance. Let’s Talk Money!!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Abbey: Maintaining Motivation

Sponsored Athlete Abbey shares tips on staying motivated to complete your fitness goals — throughout life’s unexpected ups and downs.

Monday, December 27, 2021

A Year-end Note From Tom Kamber

Review the exciting events and accomplishments Senior Planet achieved in 2021 in a special message from Tom Kamber.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Hollis: Support from Trainers and Friends

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Hollis shares the benefits of working with a personal trainer, and reflects on her time in the SPSA program.