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10/26/2020 | EDT

Day of the Dead | Día de los Muertos 2020: What is Day of the Dead?

Join Senior Planet San Antonio for a week of special events focusing on the cultural significance of Día de los Muertos also known as Day of the Dead. During this…

Friday, October 30, 2020

KSAT 12 News: “Senior Planet launches series of virtual Day of the Dead events”

…from KSAT 12 News, an ABC affiliate station in San Antonio, TX. Watch the report below, and join one of the upcoming Day of the Dead events at seniorplanet.org/dayofthe*]}*dead!  

10/27/2020 | EDT

Day of the Dead Altars: How to Create an Ofrenda Workshop

…mementos to remember loved ones. Learn about the Day of Dead Mexican holiday and which traditional items to use for an altar. After this virtual workshop you’ll be able to…

10/28/2020 | EDT

Day of the Dead: How to Make Papel Picado and Paper Marigolds

Did you know that Marigold flowers a.k.a. “Flowers of the Dead” have a cultural significance in Mexico as being the pathway for souls to follow during Día de Los Muertos….

11/02/2020 | EDT

Day of the Dead | Virtual Watch Party of “Macario”

…novel of the same name by B. Traven, loosely based in an old border legend, set in the Viceroyalty of New Spain (modern-day Mexico). Macario was the first Mexican film…

10/30/2020 | EDT

Day of the Dead: How to Make Sugar Skulls with Artist Vanessa Mata

Come learn how to make Día de los Muertos sugar skulls which are customarily used to decorate family alters as offerings to their loved ones. Participants will learn how to…

10/29/2020 | EDT

Day of the Dead: Virtual Cooking Class on Pan de Muerto

Go behind-the-scenes with the Panifico bakery, a local mainstay in authentic traditional Mexican pastries, to learn about the traditions of Pan de Muerto bread. Join the bakers of the South…

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day Q&A: Peter Harnik…and more

…that day. So it really was a thunder-clap. Senior Planet: What do you think was the impact of that Earth Day poster, the “Love Your Mother” poster, where you’re looking…

Friday, April 20, 2018

Earth Day Q&A: Peter Harnik

…brothers and sisters out there also concerned about related issues. And so when Earth Day was announced they suddenly realized they were part of something big. And Earth Day was…

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Ready, Set, Sweat: Senior Fitness Day May 26

If the pandemic’s put you in a fitness rut, doing the same old routine every day—or you don’t even have a rut to climb out of—you are in luck. Wednesday,

Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day: Ghosts of History

(This was originally published in 2013; we’ve since updated it and run it every Memorial Day.) One day more than 10 years ago, Dutch history buff Jo Teeuwisse found a…

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

It’s Easy Being Green on Earth Day — And Beyond

…an Earth Day song, which you can listen to here: What about tomorrow? Earth Day might only last 24 hours, but the momentum doesn’t need to end once the calendar…

Friday, May 21, 2021

Open Thread Update: Best Mother’s Day

…She IS my Mother’s Day Gift.” “The best Mother’s Day gift I got was a poem written by my son…” Inez W. Like a friend who preferred getting a plant…

Friday, May 8, 2020

A Day in Quarantine in NYC

…similar urban settings, some completely foreign. Here’s a quick look at a typical day in Plague Central. Good Morning! I wake up between 7 and 8 am. After coffee and…

Monday, March 16, 2020

Joan Janek, 67: Mastering Fear

…tents, surviving not being carried off by the troops of mosquitoes. We stayed here for 3 days, canoeing the lakes during the day—and bumping into mama Moose and her baby!…