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October 9, 2017

Finding Affordable Housing for Seniors

…and especially housing. Affordable housing programs exist, but how do you find the right program? And what does that process look like? Here’s a quick guide to options. Subsidized Housing

April 3, 2016

New housing solution unites youth & seniors + more from the week online

…by NYC subway ticket machines pic.twitter.com/47mXKMvsma — Tom Gara (@tomgara) March 23, 2016 What’s Up Housing First of its kind housing development unites LGBT seniors and youth Seniors in LA’s…

June 6, 2018

Speak out for Affordable Housing

Starting June 7, city residents can speak out about affordable housing. There are some 900,000 rent stabilized apartments in New York City housing an estimated two million New Yorkers; rent…

March 6, 2016

Urban Cohousing the Babayaga Way

…Clerc got together with some activist friends and came up with the idea to create an exclusively female, self-governing, environmentally friendly cohousing collective for women who want to live independently…

January 26, 2018

How Livable Is Your Neighborhood? You Might Be Surprised.

have moved out or whose spouses have passed away, single-parent families, childless couples, or people who choose to share housing with roommates may all prefer multi-family housing.” Engagement looks at,…

September 14, 2018

Senior Planet reaches out

…of five New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing developments and help with utilization of the broadband service. Classes are now offered at the Queensbridge Houses – the largest public…

November 2, 2014

A public school is raising scores by relying on elders, and more from the week online…

…Instagram Tech Tip Say goodbye to the Supportive Housing for the Elderly program Alternet.org reports that the Feds have stopped funding for a long-lived (and highly successful) housing construction program…

January 12, 2014

America’s oldest teacher turns 100 – and more hot news and cool finds for seniors

…afford housing, and many face housing discrimination today. Click here to read more. Scammers prefer older people With the aging of the population, instances of financial scams are proliferating. Among…

October 16, 2017

Senior House Sharing Is on the Rise

…don’t talk about very much, but it’s out there.” According to projections by the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone…

July 30, 2013

5 Best Countries to Grow Old In

…senior citizens volunteered to work at the radiation-damaged Fukushima power plant to save younger workers from getting sick during the cleanup?   Housing: NICARAGUA   Although some counties have cheaper…

June 26, 2019

Would you consider homesharing?

…put your shared housing agreement in writing and document provisions like termination, rent payment, deposits, etc. This document will give you and your housemate a shared understanding of what living…

September 5, 2018

Do You need an Emotional Support Animal?

…their pets travel with them (for free) or get around housing “no pets” policies; regulations are being suggested and discussed. (Learn more here.) Serious Needs “I was so depressed, living…

October 6, 2012

Our Team

…Dr. Kamber provides the vision and leadership for Senior Planet. Before founding OATS, Dr. Kamber was a leader in nonprofit housing and technology as well as on political campaigns. He’s…

May 26, 2017

A Kiosk for Living Well Could Be Heading Your Way

…supports and activities in places where many seniors gather, like libraries, housing complexes and senior centers. And because they’re in social spaces, the kiosks also become social magnets. Currently the…

May 5, 2014

Banish Boring! Designers Adapt to the New Aging

…an innovative take on the idea of co-housing and a solution for people who have grown out of the large homes they raised families in. Developed by IDEO Singapore, Care…