Inspiring Stories

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Connected NYCHA: Meet Amalia

Amalia has been taking Senior Planet classes since 2016, but it wasn’t until joining the Connected NYCHA that she tapped into the joys of using technology in her day-to-day life.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Carolyn, 73: Adventure is Out There

Sponsored Athlete Carolyn Hartfield shares her story of transformation from city girl to outdoor enthusiast; join her on a virtual hike May 18!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Sally, 66: Making Waves

Sponsored Athlete and competitive surfer Sally Saenger is defying stereotypes about aging and aquatics.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Connected NYCHA: Meet The Trainer – Eva Pacheco Perez

Trainer Eva Perez talks about the benefits of virtual learning and the satisfaction of helping empower people through technology.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Keo, 85: Barbells and “Brio”

Sponsored Athlete, octogenarian, and weightlifter Keo Capestany is on a mission to prove that strength doesn’t have to disappear with age.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Mattie: “We’re all learning.”

At 76, Connected NYCHA participant Mattie learned how to Zoom into a virtual birthday party. “Yesterday they told me to pat myself on the back!”

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

People We Love: Seniors Who #ShineOnline!

Meet three members of the Senior Planet community who demonstrate how they #ShineOnline…and learn how you can, too.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Abbey: Competing Across the Globe

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Abbey Moon reflects on her medal-winning experience at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships in Halmstad, Sweden.