Category: Stories of Change

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.

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 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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Kathy Mathieson on Learning From Senior Planet and Cicadas 

Kathy Mathieson shares her thoughts on technology, lifelong learning….and cicadas.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Introducing the 2021 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes

Meet the newest Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes and learn their inspiring — and unique — approaches to fitness.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Beverly Black: Using Tech to Teach the Importance of Family

A great grandmother learns to connect with the her newest great-grandchild via Zoom – and gets a touching surprise.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Daryl Ries: Living Abroad and Loving It…and Life

One Senior Planet participant reports on living abroad from her winter home in Panama.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Victor: “It was an essential part of me being hired.”

Meet Victor, a member of our Connected NYCHA program, who was able to get a new job with his new tablet!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

What’s Your (Short) Story?

An online short story discussion group is building community thanks to one innovative Senior Planet trainer.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lisa Holzkenner on Poetry, Power and Perseverance

“Yes, I have a dream. Imagine, yes, imagine, what it would be like if we could find new paths…”

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

One Lesson, Three Lives

How could one simple tech lesson change three lives? A Senior Planet trainer tells the story.