Category: All Stories

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Checking In With the 2021 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes

See what our five athletes have been up to, and join them live on Zoom for sessions on weightlifting, adaptive exercise, and more!

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Louise: Embracing Everything New and Positive

“Before I would just take pictures and that was it. I didn’t know I had other options for how to cut, shape, and edit the photos!”

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Save Energy…and Money

Learn how to save money and energy….and about an expert talk on the subject coming up in mid-October.

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Seattle Times: “Seattle powerlifter, 76, wants you to know it’s not too late to get started”

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Abbey Moon is a 76-year old Seattle resident with a passion for powerlifting.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Introducing the LGBT+ Discussion Group

Learn about Senior Planet’s newest social offering: our Pride Discussion Group. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Bertram 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.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Vernell: Connecting with Family and Long-Lost Friends

Meet Vernell, a member of our Connected NYCHA program, who is connecting with old friends with the help of her new device!

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!