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Senior Planet Book Club: our first book!

The votes are in! We are pleased to announce that our first online book club offering… .. Tepper does not go out by Calvin Trillin Read Chapter 1 for the first week of Online Book Club. 11 by Tuesday, April 14. Then come back to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we will open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what …

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Medicare 2020 changes and the virus

Being new to Medicare can be very intimidating. Not knowing if, when and how to sign up is confusing enough. You can then add to the confusion with any annual Medicare changes. Even if you are already enrolled, there can often be uncertainty about what is covered and what is not, especially during this global pandemic. We begin the article …

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Open wire: movies! – Senior Planet

Senior Planet will be launching a series of "open threads" on Sunday to bring all our readers together and ask for your input and thoughts on the various topics. Please share your thoughts in the comments! While we are all temporarily in the pit, we spend more time watching movies. If it seems old trusted favorites appeal to more than …

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So what are your favorite comfort foods?

We released the call and got so many responses to our open discussion about favorite comfort foods. Some of them are pure junk food (guilty, I love chips), but most were real food with real nutritional value … and of course they are as varied as our readers and subscribers. Soup got a lot of love. Roberta loves her homemade …

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Coronavirus Scams – Senior Planet

It is a pity when dishonest people try to make money to exploit a disaster. Watch out for this COVID-19 scam and read our tips on how to protect yourself from cheating. Scammers "Phish" for victims by sending emails that seem to come from a legitimate source; they ask you to click on a link, to ask for personal or …

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Ready, Set, Bank: easy online banking

We are delighted to remind you of a tool we built some time ago that has become even more important today as older adults are urged to stay at home. Our Ready, Set, Bank virtual course is a completely free and easy-to-use tool that teaches you how to bank online at any banking institution. Online banking allows you to avoid …

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Ready, Set, Bank: easy online banking

We are delighted to remind you of a tool we built some time ago that has become even more important today as older adults are urged to stay at home. Our Ready, Set, Bank virtual course is a completely free and easy-to-use tool that teaches you how to bank online at any banking institution. Online banking allows you to avoid …

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Safe shopping for groceries – Senior Planet

Stores across the country open early for older adults. Here are some of the major chains that have made accommodation: Costco 8 am – 9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for people age 60 and older. More info Kroger Exclusive hour of shopping for people aged 60 and older in selected stores. More info Publix 7 am – 8 pm …

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Warning for scams during the Taxtime – Senior Planet

It's taxtime, and crooks are working overtime to get you to send you your dough. Here are some quick tips from the experts: Other scammers are trying to trick you into threatening your social benefits … [19659002] The FTC has some information (link here) on scams that make false tax returns in your name and fake online tax preparation outfits. …

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Loneliness Busters You'll Find Online – Senior Planet

During the coronavirus challenge, it is important for higher-risk populations – especially older adults with underlying health problems – to have 'social distance'. to practice – but a reduced social life doesn't have to be lonely. Using the internet can connect us to the people we care about and connect us to a wider world – making us feel less …

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