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Open Thread: Which songs make you happy?

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

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Follow Up Open Thread: Movies!

We called our readers last Sunday and asked them about their three best films and favorite quotes. (The story is here along with the comments. It is interesting to see all the "comfort" films: the ones you will see again and again and your favorite quotes. Among the many responses we have received we saw a surprise A number of …

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Senior Planet Book Club: Our first book!

The voices are there! We are pleased to announce that our first online book club offer… .. Tepper is not going out by Calvin Trillin For the first week of the online book club please read Chapters 1-11 through Tuesday, April 14. Then return 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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Medicare 2020 changes and the virus

Being new to Medicare can be extremely intimidating. Not knowing if, when and how to apply is confusing enough. Then you can round off the confusion with all of the annual Medicare changes. Even if you are already enrolled, there can often be uncertainties about what is covered and what is not, especially during this global pandemic. We begin the …

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Open Thread: Movies! – Senior planet

Senior Planet is launching an "Open Thread" series on Sundays to bring all of our readers together and gather your input and thoughts on various topics. Please share your thoughts in the comments! While we all crouch temporarily, we spend more time watching films. If it looks like old known favorites appeal more than something new, according to a study, …

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What are your favorite foods?

We made the call and received so many responses to our open thread about favorite comfort foods. Some of them are pure junk food (guilty as accused, I love potato chips), but most were real foods with real nutritional value … and of course they are as diverse as our readers and subscribers. Soup has a lot of love. Roberta …

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Coronavirus Scams – Senior Planet

It's a shame when dishonest people try to cash in to exploit a disaster. Watch out for these COVID-19 scams, and read our tips on how to protect yourself from being cheated. Scammers “Phish” for victims by sending emails that seem to be from a legitimate source; they ask you to click a link, solicit personal or financial information (passwords, …

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Shop for groceries safely – Senior Planet

Shops across the country open their doors to older adults early on. Here are some of the key chains that have set up accommodations: Costco Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for people aged 60 and over. Further information Kroger Exclusive hour of shopping for people aged 60 and over in selected shops. Further information Publix Tuesdays …

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Taxtime Fraud Alert – Senior Planet

It's taxtime and fraudsters are working overtime to get you to send them your dough. Here are some quick tips from experts: Other fraudsters are trying to trick you by threatening your social security benefits … Die FTC has some information (link here) about fraud that includes bogus tax returns on your behalf and bogus online tax preparation outfits. [19659002] …

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Ready, Set, Bank: Online banking made easy

We are pleased to remind you of a tool that we developed some time ago and that is becoming even more important as older adults are encouraged to stay at home. Our Ready, Set, Bank virtual course is completely free and an easy-to-use tool that teaches you how to do banking online at a banking institution. With online banking, you …

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