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Senior Planet Book Club: A Long Petal of the Sea

The votes are counted and we are pleased to announce that our next online Book Club offering… .. A long petal of the sea by Isabel Allende For week one of our book club, read chapters 1-5 for Tuesday, January 19. Then come back to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we’ll open up a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what …

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Get your finances in order in 2021

If there has ever been a year that offered retirees the chance to get their finances under control, this is it. For many people, their lives, finances and spending habits have been radically – and some say permanently – changed by the pandemic. In addition, there were changes in tax law regarding retirees and retirement accounts. “Make a plan that …

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COVID Vaccine: When’s My Turn?

For many of us, it’s the ‘it’ question of the year: When can I get the COVID vaccine? The answer to that question is a moving target. Here’s what you need to know about vaccine distribution and how to stay on top of what’s going on in your hood. The rollout: Days after the FDA gave emergency use (EUA) approval …

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Aging with Attitude 2020! – Senior Planet

Learning how our interviewees think about ‘aging with attitude’ is a gift that keeps on giving at the end of the year. Here’s a quick ‘Aging with Attitude’ summary of all our profiles in 2020 – all the more compelling given our ongoing challenges. Famous actor and profile subject Franco Nero (left) cited his 55-year history working with a village …

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Meet your technology in 2021

Organizing has become trendy during these pandemic days at home. People are busy ransacking cupboards and drawers to get rid of the mess. But what about your phone and computer? Chances are they have also collected a lot of junk. Here’s how to make 2021 the year you get your electronic home in order. Clean clear the cache on your …

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Greet the end of 2020 and call that fireworks!

Marking New Year will be especially festive this year. Who wouldn’t want to pop the champagne and toast (socially distant, of course) at the end of 2020? No party would be complete without fireworks, so here’s a replay from our archives that’s a cheat sheet of some of the popular ones. Brocade: (left) A spidery effect in the air, just …

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Christmas Cookies – Senior Planet

Here is another favorite from Senior Planet archives. To enjoy! Hanukkah, Christmas… time to think outside the cookie jar. For the holidays, baker Norma Saulino created some brand new treats by combining elements of worn recipe cards with her own take on new favorites from the internet. Gingerbread + Rugelach = Gingerugelach This idea came about while I was thinking …

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Christmas Cookies – Senior Planet

Here is another favorite from Senior Planet archives. To enjoy! Hanukkah, Christmas… time to think outside the cookie jar. For the holidays, baker Norma Saulino created some brand new treats by combining elements of worn recipe cards with her own take on new favorites from the internet. Gingerbread + Rugelach = Gingerugelach This idea came about while I was thinking …

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Holiday GIFS for you! – Senior Planet

The GIF (or Graphics Interchange Format) is an image file created from several related images (the branched image below is made from 23 images) layered in an endless loop. However you pronounce it (like the peanut butter or with a hard ‘g’ – the debate is still raging!), They can be a magical addition to an email, be it hearts, …

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Check out: Vacation Video Ads – Senior Planet

This captivating and charming vacation spot from clothing retailer H&M takes viewers on an imaginative journey (with plenty of inventory). Can you spot the celebrities? Answers below. * Holidays with a… twist This video sparked a little controversy in the US. A little dark? Certainly. Manipulative? Gosh, do you think? It belongs to the German supermarket chain Edeka. Most realistic …

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