Press Highlights

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

The Washington Post: “Americans over 50 are doing extreme sports their grandparents never imagined”

OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber and a selection of 2022 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes spoke about how older adults are redefining what it means to be an athlete.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

El Diario: “Capacitación en sistemas y tecnología impactan a minorías de la tercera edad en NYC”

Un reporte revela impactantes resultados sociales en abuelitos de la Gran Manzana, muchos de ellos latinos, que se lanzan al reto de aprender computación.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

NYN Media: “Report: Tech training helps older adults better connect with friends and family”

The “Fly like an eagle: Measuring Transformational Social Outcome Among Seniors” report shows how the impacts and benefits technology has on older adults living in isolation.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

PIX 11 News: “Free technology classes offered for older New Yorkers”

Reporter Monica Morales visited the Senior Planet center in Chelsea for the launch of the Fly Like an Eagle report.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Santa Barbara Independent: “Santa Barbara’s Sally Saenger Has a Lifelong Passion for Fitness”

66-year-old competitive surfer Sally Saenger discusses what it means to be a Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete and fitness trainer in this interview with the Santa Barbara Independent.

Monday, August 22, 2022

KSAT 12 News: “These digital literacy classes can help older adults connect to people, resources”

Senior Planet in San Antonio and AARP San Antonio discuss upcoming free digital literacy classes for older adults in this interview for SA Live.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Press Republican: “Local libraries helping seniors jump the digital divide”

Art and Norma Menard, who teach Senior Planet classes at their local library through the Senior Planet licensing program, are featured in the article for creating meaningful change in their community.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Axios: “Exclusive: The new AARP-backed social network for seniors”

OATS unveiled a new social media platform for older adults called Senior Planet Community. The social network’s approach is something of a return to the early days of online services, with message boards centered on topics such as gardening, fitness and photography.

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.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Texas Metro News: “Texas Women’s Foundation Honors Seven Women At Its April 26th Leadership Forum And Awards Celebration”

Senior Planet in San Antonio Trainer Pat Jasso will be honored at this year’s Texas Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards Celebration.

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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

My Green Montgomery: “Online Programs Help Residents Lower Energy Costs”

Since 2020, Senior Planet in Montgomery has partnered with Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection to offer unique online programming that allows older adults to explore technology that can help lower their utility bills.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

UTSA: “Researchers awarded over $1M to address technology disparities facing older adults”

As part of a $1.18 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), OATS from AARP and Senior Planet in San Antonio will help increase access to technology among San Antonio’s older adult population.

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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

News 4 San Antonio: “Senior Planet San Antonio offering free technology classes for senior citizens”

Darryl Greer, Program Lead at Senior Planet in San Antonio, joined “Evening Break” to share how older adults can join free online classes and receive no-cost tech help.