Category: Stories of Change

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.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Hollis: Getting Better All the Time

Sponsored Athlete Hollis Wagenstein-Hurturk reflects on the changing nature of exercise fads and “self-care” and how group classes can keep you motivated and moving!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Tunde: “You won’t know what you’re missing unless you join”

“It’s all about communicating with the family.” A NYCHA Connected participant shares his experience.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Mark: Six Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all want to be healthy, but lifestyle changes aren’t always easy. Sponsored Athlete Mark Newton is here to help!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Loretta Campbell Writes Scary Stories that Say Something 

In the long tradition of classics like Dracula and Frankenstein, Loretta Campbell writes horror stories that warn her readers of the dangers of injustice.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Hollis: The “Right Stuff” for Accessible, Affordable Exercise

Sponsored Athlete Hollis Wagenstein-Hurturk shares inspiration and recommendations on the best fitness products for adaptive exercise.

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, 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!