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December 19 | 1:00pm2:00pm

Lecture: Online Health Resources

one’s health. This presentation will introduce you to the topics and tools offered on two reputable websites, MedlinePlus and Mayo Clinic. You’ll also learn how to evaluate health-related information online….

May 1 | 6:00pm7:00pm

The real forces affecting US health

Despite spending more on health than any other nation in the world, Americans today live shorter, less healthy lives than citizens of other rich countries. Why? Because, as Sandro Galea…

May 29 | 7:00am3:00pm

Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day!

May 29th is National Senior Health & Fitness Day and Senior Planet is partnering with the Chelsea Recreation Center to make fitness more accessible to older adults — free of…

March 2, 2016

Creativity Meets Health in Simon Beck’s Stunning Snow Art

Simon Beck walks 40 thousand steps a day. He’s not just doing it for his health — he’s doing it for his art. Beck is a snow artist who creates…

May 20 | 4:00pm

Meditation for Health Workshop

Our fast paced world can leave us breathless and stressed – we forget our healthy habits, overindulge, and stay up late worrying. Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC, a long-time meditator, offers an…

May 14, 2013

Senior Sex: 5 Health Reasons to Keep Having It

…be or not. And that’s not healthy. Here are five important reasons for women—and men, too—to remain sexually active. That might seem challenging if you’re not in a relationship, but…

May 17, 2017

Health Update: Cannabis May Reverse Aging in Older Brains

…effect and exacerbate rather than reverse losses in memory and the capacity to learn. Read more at Science Daily Read “What’s the Deal with Marijuana for Senior Health” on SeniorPlanet…

June 6, 2013

Green Gym Day: Your Park Is Your Health Club

…(89th Street). Click here for info. Morning people can also take an 8am heart-healthy beach walk at Rockaway Beach in Queens (Beach 106th Street & Broadwalk). Click here for info….

June 20 | 10:00am11:30am

@ The Center: Health & Wellness Open House

Did you know that Senior Planet introduced an expanded health and wellness program this year? We launched new technology classes and lectures, Fit Fridays with yoga and other exercise classes,…

July 10, 2015

What’s the Deal With Marijuana for Senior Health?

…hurdles that researchers have to jump through to study pot’s medicinal effects. In June, the Obama Administration removed one major marijuana research hurdle – the public health service review requirement….

March 6, 2013

Research: Gaming Is Good For Your Mental Health

…good for memory; they’re good for your psychological health, too – if you’re older. The researchers asked a group of people age 63 and older how often they played videogames…

June 4, 2013

A New Age in Health Tech: the Scout Tricorder

…early version of the device before it becomes publicly available and at the same time become an important part of the health research that Scanadu is doing. Crowdfunding the Scout…

April 5, 2016

Video of the Week: Lessons from the Longest Study of Health & Happiness

…satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80.” — Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, speaking at TEDx about the 75-year…

January 1, 2018

Resolve to be healthier in 2018

health, you’re not alone. The National Institute of Health’s national campaign, “What is Brain Health” since 2015 has raised awareness about brain health for all Americans, especially older adults. The…

12/06/2018 | 6:00pm8:00pm

Sexual Health and Aging

In the Elliott Library, Room 507, Dr. Mark Brennan-Ing, Director for Research & Evaluation, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, Hunter College will discuss intimacy, sexuality and staying healthy at this…