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Find a Financial Planner – Senior Planet

For several years you have managed your money well, but right now something has complicated your life. Perhaps a significant legacy has emerged. You may have a new medical challenge. You may want to make sure that your money can last through retirement. What advice would you seek? You can turn to someone who has given you good advice in …

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John Lewis, RIP – Senior Planet

Here is a rare speech by the US Representative for the 5th Congress District of Georgia at the Cooper Union in New York City 2017. He discusses his early life that led to his joining the Civil Rights Movement and the work that has not yet been done . He then sits down for a conversation with Laura Sparks, president …

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Senior Planet Book Club: Born a Crime (Week 3)

Welcome to our first week of discussion about … Born a crime by Trevor Noah We read Part III this week. What did you think? What do you like so far? What questions come up for you? Start discussing in the comments below! Join us tonight, Tuesday, July 28, at 5pm EDT for a discussion on Zoom. Have you not …

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Is Container Gardening For You?

Gardening is not only pleasant and productive, it is good for both your physical and mental health, studies on gardening for seniors show. If you connect with nature, your mood will be brighter, relaxation will increase and anxiety and depression will decrease. Plants improve the quality of the air you breathe, release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. It is a …

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Open thread: password fatigue – Senior Planet

Recently, my old cell phone broke beyond the hope of repair. Buying a new one, changing carriers, activating the new phone and migrating my info took almost a week and involved at least nine usernames / passwords / account numbers / security codes … and that does not include all “interim” passwords I had to log in to and get …

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Seniors update classic rock albums

A group of British nursing home residents refused to let the lockdown dampen their mood. They have spent their Coronavirus-quarantined acts as teenagers and recreated famous album covers, complete with makeup and fake tattoos … and gained world fame. Robert Speker, event coordinator at Sydmar Lodge in north London, came up with the idea to keep the seniors’ spirit alive. …

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Senior Planet Book Club: Born a Crime (Week 2)

Welcome to our first week of discussion about … Born a crime by Trevor Noah We read Part II this week. What did you think? What do you like so far? What questions come up for you? Start discussing in the comments below! For next Tuesday 28 July, we will read part III of the book. Join us on Tuesday, …

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Good news on the health front

With the pandemic dominating the news cycle and social media posts around the clock, it’s easy to fall into a gloomy-and-doomed situation. So here’s something to catch you straight from it, even when you’re at a social distance, wash your hands a lot and keep a mask nearby for excursions. We found examples of good news on the health front, …

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Open thread: Get tested – Senior Planet

Last week, I decided to take the plunge and get both Covid-19 tests – nasal congestion and blood tests for antibodies. I have not experienced any symptoms but was worried about asymptomatic spread because I have immune system relatives and friends. The experience was quite simple. The wait was not long and I was introduced to a small room and …

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Senior Planet Book Club: Born a Crime (Week 1)

Welcome to our first week of discussion about … Born a crime by Trevor Noah We are reading chapters 1-8 this week. What did you think? What do you like so far? What questions come up for you? Start discussing in the comments below! For next Tuesday, July 21, we will read Part II of the book (Chapters 9-14). Join …

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