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Research shows that COVID-19 has changed the way we bank

A recent study indicates that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the US in ways other than health and wellness. According to an Research on financial literacy and interpersonal payment behavior published by P2P service Zelle®, distance and living during lockdowns and quarantines have revealed some similarities – and some differences – between four different generations. The online survey of 600 people …

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Open Thread Update: Attention to Product Developers!

Last Sunday, we called for reader responses to products that are not ‘age-friendly’ and boy, did you respond? “This post hit me, but I’m not a developer, I wish the packers and web designers could walk in my shoes one day!” -Andrea It seems like I’m not alone in struggling with the fine print on every label in the store, …

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Gratitude During the Pandemic – Senior Planet

For nine long months of COVID we have done everything we can to stay safe. Many of us can say, very carefully, that we were not directly affected. Nonetheless, stories of hardship and loss seep through, increasing our anxiety and affecting our mood. How can we grow old gratefully when our worlds remain closed, when we are afraid, bored, or …

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Estate planning and charitable donations

The end of the year is fast approaching, and besides the pandemic, there are two other things on your mind: the holidays and charity giving. The best advice from financial advisers is that charitable giving should be part of your estate plan to reap the most benefits. Here are a few tips to maximize your donation and avoid some common …

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Thanksgiving, South Texas style – and elsewhere

Senior Planet San Antonio always brings a unique South Texas flair to all of its programs – celebrating loved ones with Day of the Dead events, or hosting virtual cooking classes to learn the regional recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. During Thanksgiving, members and staff alike enjoy the Thanksgiving tradition of eating tamales. DeAnne Cuellar, …

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Open Discussion: Guilty Pleasures – Senior Planet

Of course, we’ve all dutifully adhered to our routines since closing, doing our daily exercise, monitoring our diet, taking our vitamins, and engaging in healthy activities to keep our minds engaged, right? Good…. I come out and say – as long as I don’t make a habit of it – I let go of the routines and habits. Occasionally. There …

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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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