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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Aging? Find Humor in the Checklist of Changes that Occur in the Body

Humor in Aging

A wide range of changes happen in the body to different degrees as we age. These changes are not necessarily indicative of an underlying disease, but they can be distressing. Even though the aging process cannot be stopped, being aware of these changes an...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Liberty Recreation Center is Back in Business!

Liberty Reopening flyer

Come see for yourself on Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. during the Grand Re-opening. Join the Parks and Recreation department at the newly-renovated Liberty Recreation Center! Be among the first to tour and use this beautifully-improved facility, featuri...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

You’re invited to the U.S. Army Field Band Concert under the Stars

US Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus

The United States Army Field Band is coming to the Amphitheater at Oak Point on Saturday, October 19. Listen to the nation’s talented group of Army soldiers as they serenade the crowd with the tunes you love.

The U.S. Army Field Band performs wit...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Library News: A Brief Closure is in Schimelpfenig’s Future

Schimelpfenig Library exterior

Schimelpfenig Library closes temporarily (November 4-16) for installation of carpeting and new furniture. While book drops are closed during this time, our programs scheduled in the program room are available as planned. More information coming soon in th...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Research Your Family Tree from Roots to Stem

Family Tree search

Attend the 2019 statewide Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, October 18 to hone your genealogy skills. Uncover fascinating family facts at the event from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Genealogy Center in Haggard Library. Enjoy live webinars on a variety of topics, in...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Sing Along with the Dallas Banjo Band at the Farmstead

Dallas Banjo BandWEB

The Heritage Farmstead Museum closes the 2019 Young at Heart Series on a high note. Spend Monday, October 14 at the Farm listening to rousing concert featuring the Dallas Banjo Band. This 20-piece band plays songs from the Armed Forces Medley to Rhapsody ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

RSVP Now for the October 17 Retiree Quarterly Luncheon

Pre65 Open Enrollment 2019

The topic this quarter has extra special importance since we’re so near annual Open Enrollment season. Plan to spend some quality time with old friends and coworkers on Thursday, October 17 for the last Retiree Quarterly Luncheon of 2019.

To clos...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

What are Important Safety Measures for the Elderly?

Senior Women on upright walker WEB

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: October 3, 2019

Find the Spooky Fun and More on Hayley and Stoler’s Inside Plano Podcast

Inside Plano WEB

October’s podcast opens with Plano’s national Halloween-fun ranking and news about water-related events this fall. Give a listen as Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler’s entertaining banter brings you up to speed about what’s happening in our city. They share...

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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: October 3, 2019

Jumpstart Your Yard Makeover at the WaterWise Landscape Tour

Water Wise landscape tour

On Saturday, October 19, five homeowners open the gates to their unique green spaces. You’re invited to take in the lush surrounding of these local homes during the WaterWise Landscape Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Senior Environmental Education Coordinator K...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Apply Now to Serve on the Collin Appraisal Review Board

Home appraisal

This is a great way to stay involved in the community and make some coffee money on the side. Applications are now being accepted for appointments to the Collin Appraisal Review Board (ARB), 2-year terms which begin on January 1, 2020.

The ARB is a board o...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Police Chief Greg Rushin Named Deputy City Manager

Greg Rushin WEB

City Manager Mark Israelson shared budget info at last week’s “Meet the CM” and other news. Greg W. Rushin is our new Deputy City Manager. Police Chief Rushin had been pulling double-duty since May – serving as interim deputy city manager, as well as lead...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Schedule Your 2019 Flu Shots Now, It’s FREE

Flu victims

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. Plan to get your FREE flu shot courtesy of the City’s Connect4Health benefit and Texas Health Resources.

Vaccinations are available to all active employees (full-time, part-time and temp...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

DART Lays Tracks for New “Silver Line” from Plano to DFW Airport

DART Silver Line train

With the customary shoveling of dirt, DART broke ground on the 26-mile Cotton Belt "Sliver Line." Plans for this project began in 2006 with the approval of DART’s 2030 Transit System Plan. The Silver Line will connect Shiloh Road to the DFW Airp...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop Puts You in the Driver’s Seat

Pain Management workshops

Texas Health Resources and the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging have a workshop series for you. Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop is for adults experiencing chronic health conditions such as hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, l...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Share Your Thoughts on Housing in Plano

HUD funding

The City of Plano is creating its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, and your input is important. The Plan will outline how approximately $10 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds are spent over the next five years.

These dollar...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

NEW…Age Requirements in Effect for Recreation Centers

Walking track at Oak Point

Parks and Recreation now enforces a new drop-off policy regarding young children.  The department researched the matter thoroughly and considered patron feedback before revising the rules about unattended youth at centers and pools.

Basically, chi...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Public Records Request Process Changes

Open Records screen image

Your City of Plano open record requests are going to be a lot easier starting Sunday, Sept. 2. The two biggest improvements are:

The process for requesting public r...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Top 6 Tips for Adjusting to Retirement

Settle into RetirementWEB

Retirement – the word conjures up wonderful visions of being on vacation all the time, sleeping late and indulging in hobbies. We save for retirement in a variety of ways, working and waiting until the day when we decide that it's time.

Not every...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Know Some of the Routine Medical Tests for Seniors

Senior medical exam

A wide range of screening and preventive measures are recommended for people over the age of 65. These guidelines, based on extensive clinical data, come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Consi...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Say “Sí” to Learning a New Language with Pronunciator

Library Pronunciator 3

Don’t think that your chance to learn a new language has passed you by! Prepare for next year’s trip to your bucket-list destination by getting a head start on learning a new language now through Plano Public Library’s Pronunciator.

Whether learning a new ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Seniors and Travel: You’ve Earned Time to See the World

Senior travel 1

The children are grown and retirement is not just a dream, it’s a reality. So, if you no longer need to worry about putting in vacation requests, now is the time to explore. Aging has its perks. Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, ship or train, it’s ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Mediterranean Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline and Prevent Alzheimer’s

Mediterranean diet

A new review concludes the Mediterranean diet is good for the brain. This was determined after finding that people who follow the diet are less likely to experience cognitive decline and develop Alzheimer's disease.

The Mediterranean diet incorporates a hi...

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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: June 13, 2019

Join Heritage Farmstead Museum’s Senior Series

HERITAGE-FARMSTEAD-MUSEUM

The Farmstead Museum regularly hosts children on school field trips, but now focuses on a slightly older crowd. They’ve created a senior-focused program, Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit. This is an educational program designed specifical...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Updating Beneficiary Designations: Why It's So Important

Beneficiary

How long has it been since you updated your beneficiary list? When you sign up for TMRS, life insurance, ICMA-RC or any other bank or investment account, you are required to list a beneficiary to receive the proceeds should you pass away. Oftentimes, peop...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Are Student Loans a Problem for Someone You Know?

Student loan debt

You may know of someone who needs help paying off big student loans long after they’ve graduated from college. If so, tell them about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to help relieve the drain on their bank accounts. Individuals must first find...

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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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