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Virtual wine tastings – Senior Planet

During these moments at home – where my local radio stations joke “bar jumping” now means placing another bottle of wine in each room – many wineries have been offering tastings online on Facebook, Instagram and Zoom for weeks. Many are free. You often do not have to buy the wine to watch (but of course it is more fun …

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Senior Planet Book Club: The Mothers

The votes have been counted and in an unprecedented event – we had a tie for our next book choice. mothers and Deacon King Kong received equal votes. To break the bond, we decided to choose the book that would be easiest for members to get hold of. So we are pleased to announce that our next offer of Online …

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Open thread: August birthdays! – Senior Planet

To all our practically learning, zooming conquest, aging with attitude community members born in August: 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 August? Join us to celebrate our …

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Is an annuity right for you?

Pensions, which were once a basic basis in our pension system, disappear in principle in the private sector, replaced by employer-sponsored 401 (k) pension plans. Employees must now find out for themselves how to make money. But most people do not save enough even though they live longer. A GOBankingRates survey found that 69% of respondents had less than $ …

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Open thread: best in class

So many people have taken to the internet, to watch educational videos, watch movies, watch a show via Zoom or streaming video, watch a lecture or take online classes, especially with Senior Planet. I have explored various aspects of art with Fricks Cocktails with a curatorial series, and I am a member of a Zoom group group. I turn to …

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Louis Gossett Jr. talks to Senior Planet

Brooklyn-born actor Louis Gossett Jr., 84, estimates that we are never too old to learn anything new – today the word spreads about the connection between music and brain health with his role as an Alzheimer’s patient in a heartwarming new film, Thrse Cuban (link to info is here). After making his Broadway debut at just 17, Gossett went on …

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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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