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Senior Planet Book Club: My Beloved World

The votes have been counted and we are happy to announce that our next online book club offering … My beloved world by Sonia Sotomayor For the first week of our book club, please read chapters 1-10 by Tuesday, October 27th. Then come back to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we’ll open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what we’re …

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Open thread: back to normal?

As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, life is gradually beginning to return to normal. Most of time. Worship services are restricted where I live, and gatherings – like weddings – over 50 cause the police to break up. (Demonstrations are a different thing.) Gyms are back with social distancing. Shopping IRL comes back without queuing outside, but (unfortunately) many …

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Ready for long-term care insurance?

For Americans turning 65 today, there is a 70 percent chance that they will need some form of long-term care at some point in their life. But three-quarters of Americans don’t have long-term care insurance, many because they can’t afford it. One of the problems is that guidelines are cheapest when they are young, but they don’t get priority until …

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Casting call! – Senior Planet

What does aging with attitude mean to you? If you can answer that question in a cell phone video from up to 30 seconds, we want to hear from you! Senior Planet asks our members to tell the world how Senior Planet helped them change aging by telling the world, “Aging with attitude means _________” The deadline is 30th of …

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Open thread: Do you feel the digital divide?

I recently had the unsettling experience of completely losing my internet connection. No signal – not wireless, not wired, nowhere, whatsoever. Nada. Niente. Bupkis. I checked the cables, connections, restarted the modem, and swapped the modem. Nothing worked. It took about a day for the technician to arrive. In the meantime, I’ve learned what a life without connectivity means. And …

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Open Thread: October Birthdays! – Senior Planet

To all of our outstanding, original, and outrageous community members born in October: Happy Birthday! We are very happy that you are part of our family. In the open thread below, let us know how to celebrate, what to expect from next year, or whatever else you want to share! Not born in October? Celebrate our friends with opal stones …

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Stuck at Home Guide: Virtual Volunteering

If you want to help others and make the world a better place, you can still do so without leaving home. Many volunteer opportunities only require a computer or phone. Some only need an hour a week, others more. Some are short term, some are long term. Many are flexible and ready to work with your schedule. We have rounded …

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