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Looking for a financial planner – Senior Planet

You have managed your money well for years, but right now something has complicated your life. Perhaps you have a significant legacy in your way. Maybe you have a new medical challenge. You may want to be certain that your money will last until you retire. Whose advice would you seek? You can contact someone who has given you good …

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John Lewis, RIP – Senior Planet

On the occasion of the death of John Lewis, the icon of civil rights, here is a rare speech by the U.S. representative of the 5th Georgia Congressional District at Cooper Union in New York City in 2017. He talks about his early life leading to his accession led to the civil rights movement and the work still to be …

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Senior Planet Book Club: Born As A Crime (Week 3)

Welcome to our discussion in the first week about … A crime born by Trevor Noah We read Part III this week. What did you think? What do you like so far? What questions come up for you? Start discussing in the comments below! Visit us tonight, Tuesday, July 28, 5 p.m. EDT to discuss Zoom. Haven’t you got your …

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Is Container Gardening For You?

Gardening is not only pleasant and productive, it is also good for your physical and mental health, as studies of gardening for seniors show. Connecting with nature brightens your mood, increases relaxation and reduces anxiety and depression. Plants improve the quality of the air you breathe, release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. It’s a calm, low-impact physical activity that gets …

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Open thread: Password Fatigue – Senior Planet

Recently my old cell phone broke irrevocably. The purchase of a new phone, the change of network operator, the activation of the new phone and the migration of my data took almost a week and included at least nine user names / passwords / account numbers / security codes. This doesn’t include all of the temporary passwords I needed to …

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Jobs in the Video game industry

  Most parents disapprove of video games and consider it a waste of time with no benefits in life. They are partly right considering the few job opportunities in the market currently. It is, however, possible to make a great career out of video games if you apply yourself and put in some effort. Similar to other professions, game development …

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Open Thread: Your Pet Peeves pandemic

It's like Festivus came earlier this year! Some of us enter the third month of closure and moods are particularly frayed, but you don't need three months of house arrest to feel a little … irritable. Restricting yourself to your home and "preparing" for this rare trip outside beforehand, avoiding haircuts – it all adds up. So, like the late …

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Senior Planet Book Club Week 2

Welcome to our second week discussion on … Ann Patchett's Dutch House We're reading chapters 8-15 this week. What did you think? What do you like so far? What questions come up for you? Start the discussion in the comments below! The next Tuesday, June 2, we will read Part III of the book (chapters 16-20). Visit us on Thursday, …

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Bill Bonk's Quarantine Concerts – Senior Planet

When Los Angeles went into the lockdown, musician Bill Bonk immediately knew how to cheer on his quarantined neighbors in Laurel Canyon. "I thought: Why not make a concert from my veranda – where all the neighbors could hear a great vintage Music with social distance? Says Bonk, 60, who has toured with artists around the world, including Grant Lee …

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Stuck at Home Guide: filling out recipes

During this virus pandemic, the last thing anyone should worry about is filling out and receiving prescriptions, especially if you rely on them to treat serious or chronic illnesses. Experts recommend that you keep prescriptions that you take regularly for several weeks, in case you have to stay at home due to illness or restrictions on accommodation or if there …

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