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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Discover What’s Happening at Sam Johnson Recreation Center

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This senior recreation facility is brimming with programs and fun activities to keep you busy this month. The December calendar features events to stimulate the mind, body and soul. Here are just a few:

AARP Plano Chapter Holiday Social – Friday,...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Get Moving in 2020 with the “It’s Time Texas! Challenge”

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Join the Mayor and Parks & Recreation for the local leg of the It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge. This health initiative is a statewide competition aimed at inspiring people, organizations and cities to choose healthy activities in support of a hea...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Criminals are Shopping Too – For YOU and Your Stuff

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The December edition of the Inside Plano Podcast is one the entire family needs to hear! Holiday property safety is the topic of discussion for hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler. The pair is joined by Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez who sheds light ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Plano Retains Bicycle Friendly Community Status

Bicycle friendly city Rider

The League of American Bicyclists recently approved Plano as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Earning this honor involved careful review of our application, as well as input from local bicyclists and bike advocates like you.

We are one of only 12...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Save the Date of the 2020 Little Sweetheart Dance

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Add party dress to the shopping list in preparation of the Little Sweetheart Dance on January 11. The annual Parks & Recreation event (formerly Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance) comes early and is a nice extension of the holiday season.

Fathers, or fath...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

De-stress from Cyber Monday Over-spending. Adopt a Cat!

Cat adoption

One look at an Animal Shelter kitty and all you’ll want for Christmas is Fluffy! Take advantage of the great holiday special on cat adoptions going on now through Monday, December 23. Restore calm to your life with a new pet, while spending far less for t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Changes are Coming to Online Utility Bill Payments

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The way you pay water and sewage bills online in Plano changes as of Thursday, December 12. To better serve customers, Plano’s utility payment system switches to a new credit card processing method.

Once the improved system is running, when you p...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Catch the Plano Holiday Spirit at these Jolly Events

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Gather family and friends to enjoy a marathon of merriment in Plano this Christmas Season. There is literally something happening for everyone all over the City this holiday and most are free!

December 1-30, 7-10 p.m.Drive through this famous local neighbo...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Animal Shelter Finds Lost Pets the High-tech Way

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The Plano Animal Shelter is now using Finding Rover, a new facial recognition technology. Reuniting lost pets with their owners has just gotten easier in Plano using this website. It’s also a good place to hook up with an adoptable pet near you.

Every dog ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Say No to Opioids and Yes to Options

Opioid epidemic

Pain management today in the face of the opioid epidemic is a concern to countless sufferers. In one of Texas Health’s weekly podcasts, host Scott Sams talks with Dr. Adeel Haq about the issue. Dr. Haq is an ABMS board-certified, fellowship-trai...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

NEWS ALERT: Social Security Spousal Benefits

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How much are Social Security spousal benefits?

The amount of a Social Security spousal benefit depends on the primary earner's work record. Specifically, a spousal benefit can be as much as half of the higher-earning spouse's Social Security benefit at the...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Give to the Christmas Cops Toy and Food Drive

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Plano Police Association (PPA) Christmas Cops serves needy families in our community and they need your help! Your donations of food, NEW toys and coats, plus a variety of other items will make a huge impact on many lives this holiday season. See this fly...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

What are Important Safety Measures for the Elderly?

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General safety measures at home and away are highly encouraged for older individuals and their family. Falls and injuries, confusion, following medical instructions, along with future health and financial planning are among the concerns.

Simple home safety...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Medicare NEWS: Donut Hole Closing by 2020

Medicare Part D

In addition to Medicare Supplement Plan F and Plan C going away, the Medicare Part D Donut Hole is closing. The percentage you’ll pay in the coverage Gap decreases as the Donut Hole closes. If you’re in the Donut Hole, you get a discou...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Energize Your Senses with a Sam Johnson Center Membership

Seniors divers and active

Every day’s schedule is a blast of fun, helpful and stimulating classes, trips and special events. Take a quick look at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJC) newsletter TRENDSETTER to confirm you are missing out on so many experiences in Plano...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Improve Your Quality of Life through WCOA

Senior foot care

The Wellness Center for Older Adults (WCOA) offers a variety of services and programs to seniors and caregivers. Located in the Sam Johnson Recreation Center, 401 16th Street, this nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping you achieve your highest le...

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