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Senior Planet Book Club: week 1

Welcome to our first weekly meeting of … Tepper Does Not Go Out by Calvin Trillin We read chapters 1-11 this week. What did you think? What do you like so far? What questions arise for you? Start discussing in the comments below! For next Tuesday April 21 we read chapters 12-22. C go back to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we will …

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Stuck At Home Guide: Telemedicine

Note: On Friday, April 17, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST, Senior Planet Dr. Michael Spertus, a general practitioner and instructor at Harvard Medical School, receives to talk about how people can stay connected to their doctors and video chat options across different platforms. He will also talk about when to see a patient in person versus a virtual check-in. …

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Open wire: which songs make you happy?

Time to use the radio, stereo, MP3, Pandora, iTunes, Alexa or whatever to listen to music. It's not the same as a doctor saying, "Take two numbers and call me" in the morning, but it's close by. According to research, music changes our perception: if you want to feel happy, listen to happy. However, if I had to choose my …

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Follow Up Open Thread: Movies!

Last Sunday we called our readers asking about their top three movies and quotes from favorite movies. (The story is here, along with the comments. It's interesting to see everyone's "comfort" movies: the movies you'll see time and time again, and your favorite quotes. Among the many responses we received saw a surprising array of preferences, with an interesting mix …

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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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