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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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Stuck at Home Guide: How to Get Online

Everyone knows by now that you are not supposed to go out now, except for the most basic needs, especially if you are over 60. That is social distance and it should slow down transmission of the corona virus. [19659002] So no more sitting in coffee shops, meeting a friend for lunch or going to a class in the Art …

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Stuck at Home Guide: Best Internet Devices for Older Adults

The official list of Senior Planet recommended devices for connecting you to the Internet. (Want to get Internet service? We've listed some cheap internet options here in our guide.) Tablet: iPad, 2020 standard 32Gb WiFi model ($ 329) The iPad is the time-honored champion of tablets and offers an intuitive touch-based interface and access to thousands of easy-to-use apps. Some …

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Introduction of the Senior Planet Book Club

You heard it here for the first time: Senior Planet starts a (virtual) book club! If you find yourself having a lot more time nowadays, you're in the perfect position to socialize with some tea (or something stiffer) and dive into a great book with other Senior Planet readers. Every Tuesday we will post a thread on SeniorPlanet.org inviting your …

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Beginner's Guide to Working from Home

Almost everyone works at home. Even before the pandemic, freelancers and startups relied on online services to meet their business needs. More than ever, people are struggling to find the right technology to suit their work situation. If this is your first time, you may find the situation overwhelming (especially if you also have to take care of the kids …

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What do you want to talk about?

As COVID-19 takes over televisions and dominates social media, a lot of terrifying news is currently being shared. Tuning is difficult. There are many reliable sources of information, including the CDC and WHO. But we want Senior Planet to be a place where you can find some peace from the 24-hour news cycle, from fear or from the monotony of …

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Reach out and touch someone – digitally

Last weekend I decided we should have a family gathering to discuss Covid-19 with our 27- and 31-year-old children. Since they live in two different cities, I used the simplest connection device: the phone. (On an Android or iPhone, you can connect multiple people just by pressing the + button on your keyboard after one party is connected.) The call …

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