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Bill Bonk Quarantine Concerts – Senior Planet

When Los Angeles went into lockdown, musician Bill Bonk knew immediately how to cheer his quarantine neighbors in Laurel Canyon. "I thought: Why not do a concert from my porch – where all the neighbors could hear some good vintage music while keeping a social distance? "says Bonk, 60, who has toured with artists around the world, including Grant Lee …

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Stuck at Home Guide: Filling recipes

During this virus pandemic, the last thing anyone should worry about is filling and receiving prescriptions, especially if you trust them to treat serious or chronic conditions. Experts recommend that you keep prescriptions for several weeks that you take regularly on leave in case you need to stay home, due to illnesses or restrictions on on-site protection, or if there …

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Senior Planet Book Club: The Dutch House

The votes are in! We are pleased to announce that our next Online Book Club offering is… .. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett For week one of Online Book Club, please read part 1 (chapters 1- 7) by Tuesday, May 19. Then come back to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we'll open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what …

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Open thread: What is the first thing you do?

States are opening up (or planning to) at different rates and in different ways, and some governors have already worried about the effects of all the tense demand. As a resident of New York, I have been having vivid dreams of being at restaurants with my family and friends, going to museums and going to the gym. How about you? …

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Resources for managing home economics in the COVID-19 era

It is now a matter of public safety to stay at home, and many financial institutions are closing branches or restricting access to their physical locations to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately, the internet can open up new options to save money and manage your finances without leaving the house. The key is to find services that are …

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Stuck at Home Guide: Simple online games

Online games are a great help to keep you entertained during a quarantine, but they can do more than just distract you. As we age, playing certain games can help us cognitively … and according to research, it can even improve our mood and sense of well-being. To keep things simple, we looked for games that you can play online …

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Senior Planet Book Club: Vote here for our next book!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our discussion both in the comments section of SeniorPlanet.org and at our first meeting of Zoom about our first book club book: "Tepper Isn't Going Out" by Calvin Trillin. Now is the time to choose our next reading! If you think you have a lot more time on your hands today, you are in …

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Is a reverse mortgage loan right for you?

Note: The pandemic has many people, especially the elderly, who are concerned about the economy. regular contributor Penelope S. Tzougros, PhD, ChFC, CLU, here discusses an alternative to get a lot of attention. You are buzzing and everything is going well. Then the property tax increased again. Telephone and cable bills also increased, but after a few long conversations with …

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Open thread: What have you learned?

Every morning I snag my new sneakers and walk on the morning walk. Every time I do it it is reminiscent of my newly acquired motto: Do it now . "Now" is not about the exercise (even if it is true). It is about the decision to stop waiting for a sale or until I felt it would buy something …

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