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Open Thread: when already? – Senior Planet

Meanwhile, of course, we all wear face masks. I'm just as committed to narrowing the spread and flattening the curve as the next person. However, when I wear a mask when it's 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity, it feels like I'm wearing a (used) diaper! AUGH. Also, while it's nice to eat for food cooked by someone else, outside …

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Poetry helps memory … and more

Can poetry ease the boredom of locking and stimulate the brain and memory? While many studies indicate that poetry can boost memory in people with dementia (see here) in one nursing home, a chaplain used poetry as a springboard to much more for many more people. Since late 2019, Reverend Hugh Vincent Dyer has been a frequent visitor to nursing …

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Poetry helps memory … and more

Can poetry ease the boredom of locking and stimulate the brain and memory? While many studies indicate that poetry can boost memory in people with dementia (see here) in one nursing home, a chaplain used poetry as a springboard to much more for many more people. Since late 2019, Reverend Hugh Vincent Dyer has been a frequent visitor to nursing …

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Open wire: Grand Opening ….? – Senior Planet

The pandemic is still going on, with patchy results across the country. Some states and municipalities report declining trends, others report collection in cases. The rules for opening stores and service providers, wearing masks in public and what's open (or not) is literally all over the map … and the big unknown is how many people are willing to run …

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Gratitude at Six Feet Apart

If you're feeling the raw edge of COVID-19's terrifying world pandemic, you're not alone. And while it may seem like a difficult time to experience gratitude right now, doing just that can provide soothing comfort in these scary weeks. Take a look around. If you're healthy with a roof over your head, there's a lot to be thankful for. Are …

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Q&A with Talia Shire – Senior Planet

When Senior Planet talks to actress Talia Shire, you can't help but ask if her brother, Francis Ford Coppola, has sent care packs of his famous wine … especially since many of us take in much more during the closing of the Corona virus . Our entertainment correspondent, Gil Pringle, spoke to the 74-year-old actress prior to her last role. …

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Stuck-at-Home Guide: Filling Recipes – Senior Planet

During this virus pandemic, the last thing anyone needs to worry about is filling in and receiving prescriptions, especially if you rely on them to treat serious or chronic conditions. Experts recommend sticking to recipes that you use regularly for several weeks. Drop off in case you need to stay at home, due to illness or shelter restrictions, or if …

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Open Wire: Gratitude – Senior Planet

This closure seems like it will go on forever, but it will come to an end … but how do we keep our attitude high and fight depression or other mental / emotional challenges? Some studies suggest that gratitude can have a major impact on our happiness level, and may even have lasting positive changes in our brains. So what …

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Bill Bonk's Quarantine Concerts – Senior Planet

When Los Angeles shut down, musician Bill Bonk immediately knew how to encourage his quarantined neighbors in Laurel Canyon. "I thought, why not give a concert from my front porch – where all the neighbors could hear great vintage music with a social distance?" Says Bonk, 60, who has toured with artists around the world, including Grant Lee Buffalo, Aimee …

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