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Senior Planet Book Club: My Beloved World

The votes have been counted and we are happy to announce that our next book club offer online is … My beloved world by Sonia Sotomayor For week one in our book club, please read chapters 1-10 before Tuesday 27 October. Then come back to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we will open a conversation in the comments so that everyone can discuss …

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Open thread: Back to Normal yet?

When we slooooowly come out of the pandemic, life very gradually begins to return to normal. Mostly. Where I live, the church’s services and gatherings are limited – such as weddings – over 50, the police will break it up. (Demonstrations are another matter.) Gym is back with social distancing. Shopping IRL comes back without having to line up outside, …

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Ready for long-term care insurance?

For Americans who turn 65 today, there is a 70 percent chance that you will need some form of long-term care at some point in your life. But three-quarters of Americans do not have long-term insurance, many because they cannot afford it. One of the problems is that the policy is cheapest when you are young, but they are not …

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Open thread follow-up: the digital divide

Last week I mentioned the worrying experience of losing my internet connection completely, and it was scary. It was a combination of trying to understand a technique that is often too complicated for me to fully understand (and thus fix it or figure out what is wrong), but it was also the feeling of being cut off from a resource …

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Casting Call! – Senior Planet

What does aging mean to you? If you can answer that question in a cell phone video by up to 30 seconds, we want to hear from you! Senior Planet asks our members to take the plunge and tell the world how Senior Planet has helped you change aging by telling the world “Aging with attitude means _________” The deadline …

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Open thread: Do you know the digital divide?

Recently, I had the disturbing experience of losing my internet connection completely. No signal – not wireless, not wired, nowhere, anyway. Nothing. Nothing. Bupkis. I checked the wires, connections, restarted the modem and replaced the modem. Nothing worked. It took a day or so for the technician to arrive. In the meantime, I experienced what life without connection meant. And …

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Open thread: October birthdays! – Senior Planet

To all our outstanding, original and outrageous community members born in October: Happy Birthday! We are so happy that you are part of our family. In the open thread below, let us know how you celebrate, what you want next year or what you ever want to share! Not born in October? Join us to celebrate our opal-stoned friends! Source …

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