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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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Senior Planet Book Club: The Dutch House

The voices are there! We are pleased to announce that our next online book club offer… .. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett For the first week of the online book club please read part 1 (Chapters 1-) 7) through Tuesday, May 19. Then return to seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we'll open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what …

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Covid-19 update: hope on the horizon?

When you hear the nightly news and updates on COVID-19 cases and deaths, you can vote less than happy hour. While the pandemic situation remains critical and protective measures remain vital, there is also some glimmer of hope, both in terms of treatment and in terms of vaccines. Faster Cures, a center of the Milken Institute, tracks the progress of …

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Open Thread: What will you do first?

States are opening (or planning to) open at different speeds and in different ways, and some governors are already concerned about the impact of all this pent-up demand. As a New York City resident, it was me. I have vivid dreams of going to restaurants with my family and friends, going to museums, and going to the gym. What about …

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Resources for managing finance from home in the COVID-19 era

It is now a matter of public security to stay at home, and many financial institutions are closing branches or restricting access to their physical locations to curb the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately, the Internet can open up new ways to save money and manage your finances without leaving your home. The key is to find services that are reputable, …

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Stuck at Home Guide: Simple online games

Online games are a great way to stay entertained during quarantine, but they can do more than just distract you. As we get older, playing certain games can help us cognitively … and, according to research, can even improve our mood and well-being. To keep things simple, we searched for games that you could play online for free without having …

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Senior Planet Book Club: Vote here for our next book!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our discussion both in the SeniorPlanet.org comment section and when we first met Zoom about our first book at the book club: "Tepper Doesn't Go Out" by Calvin Trillin. Now it's time to choose our next reading! If you have a lot more time these days, you're in the perfect position to relax …

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Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

Note: The pandemic has many people, especially seniors, who are concerned about finances. Penelope S. Tzougros, PhD, ChFC, CLU, writes here regularly about an option that receives a lot of attention. They hum and everything is fine. Then real estate taxes rose again. Telephone and cable bills have also risen, but after a few long talks with the companies, you …

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Open Thread: What have you learned?

Every morning I put on my new sneakers and go for a walk in the morning. Every time I do it, it reminds me of my newly acquired motto: Do Now . "Now" is not about practice (although that's true). It's about deciding not to wait for a sale or until I feel like buying something that I need and …

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Covid-19: Couple Experience – Senior Planet

What is it like to have the virus? Here is a report from Toby Kasavan, a friend of Senior Planet and a teacher of Tai Chi and TaijitFit. Learn more about his courses at BetterBalanceNY.com. This whole experience was stressful. My wife Anna is 59 years old and in good health. She is a runner and non-smoker without diabetes or …

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