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Wednesday, May 5

Call for Entries: Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete 2021!

Could you be the next Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete? Read about this exciting opportunity to share your fitness lifestyle!

Wednesday, May 5

New Name, Same Mission

Become a Senior Planet Supporter Today!

Wednesday, April 28

Beverly Black: Using Tech to Teach the Importance of Family

A great grandmother learns to connect with the her newest great-grandchild via Zoom – and gets a touching surprise.

Thursday, April 15

Expert Advice: How to Beat Writer’s Block!

Got writer’s block? Here’s some advice from the author/panelists we’re hosting for our writer’s panel on April 20.

Wednesday, March 31

Daryl Ries: Living Abroad and Loving It…and Life

One Senior Planet participant reports on living abroad from her winter home in Panama.

Wednesday, March 10

What’s Your (Short) Story?

An online short story discussion group is building community thanks to one innovative Senior Planet trainer.

Monday, March 8

Calling All Authors!

Want to lend your experience and expertise to help other older adults break into the literary world?

Thursday, March 4

San Antonio COVID-19 Vaccine Resources and Updates

Read about our town hall with Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales (D5), Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran (D3), and Dr. Lyssa Ochoa.

Thursday, March 4

TODAY: “How you can help your aging parents from afar”

NBC News correspondent Vicky Nguyen interviews Tom Kamber, Executive Director of OATS & Senior Planet, about our virtual programs, help hotline, and more.

Thursday, February 25

Senior Planet Updates: Recovery Efforts in San Antonio, Texas

Here’s a field report from Texas in the aftermath of the devastating winter storm – and one way technology can help.

Wednesday, February 24

Senior Planet Montgomery Launches Five-Week Course in Mandarin

Senior Planet is partnering with Montgomery County and the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center to teach iPad essentials.

Wednesday, February 24

Lisa Holzkenner on Poetry, Power and Perseverance

“Yes, I have a dream. Imagine, yes, imagine, what it would be like if we could find new paths…”

Wednesday, February 17

One Lesson, Three Lives

How could one simple tech lesson change three lives? A Senior Planet trainer tells the story.

Tuesday, February 9

The New York Times: “Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Kids”

In this New York Times article, Kerry Hannon reports on how the internet has empowered adult learners by providing new online tools to ramp up education and training.

Monday, February 8

Senior Planet Joins Forces with AARP

After a series of successful collaborations, OATS and Senior Planet are officially joining forces with AARP as charitable affiliates.