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Senior Planet Book Club: The Mothers (Final Week)

Welcome to our last discussion about … The mothers by Brit Bennett We are reading chapters 11-14 this week. What did you think? What do you hope to see happen? Start discussing in the comments below! Join us tonight, Tuesday, September 1 at 5pm EST for our discussion of the entire book over Zoom. Any ideas for what our next …

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Venture Capitalists Target Seniors – Senior Planet

30 Previously, veteran-led serial venture capital manager Alan Patricof (85) saw the potential of power plant companies such as Bumble and Venmo at an early stage. But his personal experience of one of the biggest challenges of aging – his wife’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s 11 years ago – brought him problems with older people and the products and services they …

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Open thread: 2020 gift shop?

This year is one for the record books, with enough catastrophes and natural disasters to make Pharaoh of Moses’ time believe he became easy. Pandemics, riots, two hurricanes at a time, tornadoes in California, shark attacks on the east coast, murder bouquets, checkpoints in NYC…. If it’s one for the books, it might deserve a museum. And if it has …

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Keep your memory in your 90s

We have all heard of famous people with amazing memories. Actress Marilu Henner, known for roles such as playing Elaine Nardo on TV’s “Taxi”, is said to have a very superior autobiographical memory. Tell her what year you got married, graduated or had children, and she will probably say, “Really a Sunday?” Former President Teddy Roosevelt was often said to …

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Senior Planet Book Club: The Mothers (Week 2)

Welcome to our second week of discussion about … The mothers by Brit Bennett We are reading chapters 6-10 this week. What did you think? What do you hope to see happen? Start discussing in the comments below! For week three in our Book Club, please finish the book no later than Tuesday 1 September. Join us on Tuesday, September …

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Questions and Answers: Tommy Chong! – Senior Planet

Canadian-born Tommy Chong, 82, is best known as half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech & Chong (their website here). With six gold plates and eight films during their reign, Cheech & Chong defined a pot era with their unique brand “stoner comedy”. After the duo split in 1985, Chong continued to work in film and television, playing an aging …

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Question and Answer: Dr. Melissa M. Freeman

Until the closure introduced restrictions, the internist Dr. Melissa M. Freeman patients four mornings a week at Beth Israel Medical Center’s opioid clinic. In the afternoon, she received patients at her private office in Harlem, NY. What’s so special about it? The internist is 94 years old! In addition, Dr. Freeman is still not ready to retire after practicing medicine …

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Senior Planet Book Club: The Mothers (Week 1)

Welcome to our first week of discussion about … mothers by Brit Bennett We are reading chapters 1-5 this week. What did you think? What do you hope to see happen? Start discussing in the comments below! For week two in our Book Club, read chapters 6-10 no later than Tuesday 25 August. Join us on Tuesday, September 1 at …

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Open thread: really? – Senior Planet

The strange thing about getting older is that everyone will face it (if they are lucky) and yet people do not understand it until they get there themselves. Last year I was out with a friend, her young teenage daughter and her daughter’s friends. We were contacted by a couple of middle-aged men who hold a map of the city …

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