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Senior Artists at MoMA

Senior visitors to The Museum of Modern Art’s Prime Time: Keeping in Touch (until April 10) can see some innovative artworks…and they can register on April 3 to take a unique workshop and create their own to hang on its walls next time. Thanks to Prime Time, a unique program of MoMA, Senior Planet members (along with…

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Meet the Member: Richard Berger

“Manhattan is my backyard,” says Staten Islander Richard Berger, who worked in the city for 30 years as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and driver.  “I still come in almost daily.”  Richard and wife Roberta, both retirees, have an active schedule and enjoy taking classes together. “We can talk about what we’re learning,” he…

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Top Apps to automate your fitness

  Coming up with a workout that doesn’t have “boring” written all over it is essential if you’re going to stick with it.  And sticking with an exercise routine has big payoffs, experts say.   “Exercise has so many benefits,” says Amy Hess Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE, a dietician and nurse educator.  “You…

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Is a Smart Home for You? Here’s What You Told Senior Planet

Years ago, living in a smart, or automated home was the stuff of science fiction, but technology is catching up… ..but would you live in a smart home? Senior Planet recently fielded a survey of some of our readers to learn more about your attitudes and concerns about smart home technology. Here’s what we learned. Does this…

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4 New Wearable Devices That Will Change Your Life

The ultimate “selfie” technology may be a device that keeps your “self” strong, healthy, and safe from harm.  2017 brought to market dozens self-monitoring wearables, and more are sure to come. These smart tools are especially appealing to seniors who want to monitor their activity or sound a digital alarm they don’t want to wear…

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Find gigs online and earn extra cash

Looking to pick up some cash for post holiday bills? It might be time to try out the so-called “gig” or “sharing” economy. The gig economy is what economists call work arrangements that come without fixed hours, fixed salary or fixed benefits. The term originated with musicians, who’ve always called their jobs gigs. Now, though,…

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New eTools, locations for Kiosks

There are some new developments since a popular Senior Planet news feature appeared about Kiosks for Living Well, a new program that uses kiosk technology to help people better manage health and wellness. The Kiosks, an initiative of Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) in Massachusetts, offer people the chance to use large touch-screen programs that…

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