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Traveling solo? No problem! – Senior Planet

Have you dreamed of a trip somewhere, but have no one to join … so you end up at home? Not only do you miss, but you are alone except. There is good news: today it is easier than ever to travel the world as a single woman (or man) and find friendly friends to eat with and trade stories. …

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Back to school … voluntarily – Senior Planet

Gwen Garvey wait wait for school to start. She knows how many classes she will take or what topics she will study, but she still waits. As soon as the catalog comes out, deciding. And if history repeats, she'll likely take several classes. Garvey, 75, lives in the Beaufort, South Carolina area, and she's one of the star pupils at …

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It's Labor Day. Fight for your rights.

It's Labor Day, so you'll hear a lot about recipes, sales and the weather – especially when Dorian is in Florida. But with its roots in the labor movements of the 19th century, Labor Day is a good time to remember that workers over the age of 65 – the fastest growing segment of the labor force – are often …

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Want a life-long diet? Go blue.

The longer you live, the healthier you are probably during your last bit of your life. It's one of Dan Buettner's messages in his popular TED talks and books, and it's a compelling message. We may not all want to live to a hundred, but we all want to remain independent and active while we are still alive. So what's …

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Climb, hike, walk … and get into nature

At 89 years old, Anne Lorimor from Phoenix is ​​a poster girl for the benefits of coming outside and communicating with nature. In July, she returned from climbing Kilimanjaro – the highest peak in Africa. Oh, and for the second time. She made it 2015, 85 years, setting a world record for the oldest woman to do so. This time, …

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Five body parts that no one asks you to exercise

No matter how much you walk, your core works and lift weights, you may not do enough to avoid some of the problems we may begin to experience as we age – issues such as broken shoulders, shaking feet and weak hands. [19659002] Working out large muscle groups and performing cardio-respiratory training does not get the small muscles we need …

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A Peace Corps volunteer of 61

When Ken Shaw from San Francisco joined the Peace Corps in rural Zambia as an agricultural specialist, he was 61. "Saying it was an eye-opening is an understatement," said the retired employees of the county's health department and part-time actor, adding that he fulfilled "my old hippie dream." "It's the greatest experience you've ever had," concluded the native of Hicksville, …

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Do you think you are covered? What if.

Most of us will pay thousands or even tens of thousands in life insurance. All the money spent comes with an implicit confidence that as we pass, our spouse or other loved ones will receive a payout for all these years we paid loyally premiums. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. Life insurance companies are notoriously contentious and are often caught …

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Alexa, what should we have for dinner?

Who, or what is Alexa? Alexa is Amazon's voice service. She enters your home through one of the Amazon Echo products. She can play music and audiobooks, control other smart appliances in your home like light switch and thermostat, get information, news, weather and more … with just your voice! During June, Soundmind staff came to the Senior Planet Exploration …

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The Spookiest Short Movies on YouTube

You don't have to visit a haunted house or amusement park to get the excitement and fun – just pop up your laptop or desk, turn off all the lights and check out some of the spookiest short films on Youtube. These short films cover sci-fi, suspense and horror. The Black Hole: a regular office machine gets a mystery. Watch …

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