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May 7, 2018

Senior Planet and the #MeToo Movement

Recently, members of Senior Planet had the opportunity to weigh in on the #MeToo movement, the grassroots campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in all its forms. Online…

September 18, 2019

A Peace Corps Volunteer at 61

When Ken Shaw of San Francisco joined the Peace Corps in rural Zambia as an agriculture specialist, he was 61. “To say it was eye-opening is an understatement,” said the…

July 18, 2018

Meet a Member: Michael Butler

Michael Butler remembers playing a hard-fought tennis match during a winter indoor tennis session, gasping and straining as he returned ball after ball. Clearly something was wrong. After resting…

April 2, 2018

You’re never too old to be a space archaeologist

Doris Mae Jones recently moved from Indiana to Ohio to be closer to her sons. And although the 91-year-old has a weekly Mah Jongg game, she still has a lot…

August 9, 2019

Q&A: Terry Moore, 90-year old star

Oscar-nominated for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba 66 years ago, Terry Moore, 90, has just one dream left. She hopes to receive another nod for what might be…

May 30, 2019

Help for Holocaust survivors

The recent completion of the “Our Voices” program pilot at Senior Planet (read about it here) doesn’t mean the end of services for Holocaust survivors. One of the program partners,…

April 22, 2019

Change a life. Volunteer.

Want to make a difference in someone’s life while meeting new people and having fun? Try volunteering to teach English to non-English-speaking adults. Volunteers stay connected with changing communities –…

April 17, 2019

Quiet, Please!!!

Are you tired of all the noise from dawn until dark—dogs barking, construction projects, traffic in the big city, people on the subway blasting music, horns honking even in a…

June 22, 2018

Coffee, Cake…and end of life issues

We give little thought to death and dying when we’re young. Then as we grow older, sooner or later we’re confronted with the deaths of people we love – family…

September 19, 2018

How can women make friends after 60?

The world is changing for 60-year-old women. We no longer have the social context that we enjoyed as a wife, parent or co-worker. Building community and creating a network…

November 14, 2018

Tech empowers Holocaust survivors

A unique pilot program designed by Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is helping a special group of trauma survivors gain a sense of community, access resources, and enter the digital…

March 7, 2017

Meet the Raging Grannies: Troublemakers in Disguise

“People need to understand that despite our cute little old lady appearance we are very serious women working with urgency as we reach the end of our lives.” The…

August 3, 2018

Statement on Leaving No One Behind

The Gray Panthers (one of the few NGOs actively addressing the concerns of older people on the global stage, learn about them here) made a big impact at the United…

April 23, 2018

Apps to Help our Planet

Earth Day is April 22 nd , but the whole month is dedicated to saving our beautiful planet’s environment. According to the Earth Day Network, that date’s the largest civic…

April 20, 2018

Earth Day Q&A: Peter Harnik

Peter Harnik, now retired, was one of the first leaders of Environmental Action, the non-profit formed by the organizers of Earth Day. He was also longtime director of the…