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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Betram Pickell on Embracing a Life of Volunteerism

Bertram Pickell, a twice retired, 30-year veteran of the United States Air Force, and survivor of stage IV cancer, is busier now than he ever has been before.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Online Learning Day: A Trainer’s View

For Online Learning Day one Senior Planet trainer shares her thoughts and advice on getting the most out of an online learning experience.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Cleta Bradwell on “Good Trouble” and Book Club Reunions

Cleta Bradwell talks about making “Good Trouble” and reconnecting with old friends through the Senior Planet virtual book club.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

It’s YOUR Day!!!

To honor National Senior Citizens Day (and all the days that follow!), Senior Planet celebrates the senior citizens who make our community so exceptional and supportive!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Hollis Wagenstein-Hurturk, 69: Do What You Can Do

Sponsored Athlete Hollis isn’t letting a disability stop her from living a strong and healthy life. Get to know Hollis and her work with functional fitness training.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

iPad Classes in Mandarin Close the Gap

The “digital desert” in which many seniors live is not just a divide due to geography or income, but to language… but not anymore for a group of Mandarin speakers in Montgomery County.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Arlene Toonkel, 68: Jumping with Joy

Sponsored Athlete Arlene is “bouncing back” from life’s challenges by exercising on a mini trampoline — better known as rebounding — and discovering joy in the process.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Escaping the Digital Desert

Millions of seniors are living in a desert -a digital one. Learn about some new initiatives to help increase their access to the internet.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Mark Newton, 61: Super Bowl-er

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Mark Newton explains his passion for a 7,000-year-old sport. No, it’s not bocce… it’s lawn bowling!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Becoming a Local Advocate with Barbara Witte-Howel

Learn about Barbara’s fight for “equitable representation of seniors in every aspect of San Antonio decision making.”

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Digital Essentials for Caregivers

Here’s a preview of Digital Essentials, a new, free program that teaches caregivers and care recipients 60+ to use tech to shop, get help and more. Register now!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Abbey Moon, 76: Powering Through Life

Sponsored Athlete Abbey turned trauma into triumph through her mastery of powerlifting. She is determined to prove that strength, power, and confidence can be achieved at any age.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

More Seniors Achieve Digital Equity

A report on digital equity reveals a few welcome surprises.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Ready to Return? Take Our Reopening Survey

How do you feel about going back to Senior Planet centers in person? Fill out this short survey.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Elisse Barnes, 60: Dancing Her Way Around the Globe

Sponsored Athlete Elisse overcame challenges to meet her weight loss goal. Now she is taking the next steps to inspire others on their own fitness journeys.