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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Police are Figuratively UP in Arms over Fire-Rescue

Battle of the Badges WEB

Tallies for the 2018 Battle of the Badges clearly indicate Plano Police received the most arm votes over Fire-Rescue! But it’s always a win for the City when these public safety giants team-up, and this year’s blood drive competition w...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Submit Applications Now for Environmental Community Awards & Cash

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The Sustainability & Environmental Education division (SEED) is now accepting applications for 2018 Environmental Community honors. Winners of these awards are recognized for educating and promoting environmental awareness in Plano. If you know someon...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Are Student Loans a Boat Anchor on the Finances of Someone You Know?

Student loan forgiveness

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 ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Plano CARE Calling…How are You Today?

Plano CARE 911 staffer

If you remember Plano’s “R.U.OK? Program,” then you’re familiar with the premise behind the newest version of the service, CARE. Like its predecessor, the CARE (CAll REassurance) Program helps ensure the well-being ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Two-step on Over to the Courtyard to Hear Country Legend Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale

Get your tickets now to see Country music great Jim Lauderdale perform on Thursday, August 2. This multi-Grammy winner appears in Historic Downtown Plano as part of the Courtyard Texas Music Series.

Jim is a notable songwriter with songs recorded by George...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case #13 is “A Lifetime of Discovery” for PARD

Display Case Natl Parks and Rec Month

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month and take a trip down local memory lane with the Municipal Center lobby display. The display, provided by K’Ann Parham, Tina Bashor and Suzanne Miller of Parks & Recreation, revels in the citywide...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Do the July-slide with City Council

City Council Meeting

Not to be confused with the electric slide dance, but you’ll need to read this in order to stay in step with Plano City Council next month. In July, the Council meeting dates shift a bit to allow for summer break. There will still be two meetings, as pres...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Photos of Retiree Quarterly Luncheon Tell the Story

Retiree Quarterly Lunch group

New and seasoned retirees met recently for the second of four quarterly meetings. Senior Analyst Fannie Layer scheduled an OPTUM representative for the event’s guest speaker. Healthy Aging was the topic of discussion for the group after consumin...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Protect Yourself from Heat Stress…know what to do

Heat Stress

There's nothing like an intense Texas summer day to remind us just how susceptible our bodies can be to the excessive heat. The office of Risk Management provides you with some tools to help beat the heat, while staying active and healthy.

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

It’s a Call You Don’t Want to Miss!

UHC Calls black and white

One ringy-dingy, two-ringy-dingy…“Hello, this is UHC calling with an important message for YOU!” It may seem unusual, but the next time your phone’s caller ID reads “UnitedHealthcare (UHC),” there’s a good chance it’s an offer to connect you with informat...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Don’t Delay Your Preventive Exam & Biometric Screening

Schedule C4H Incentive Exams

You have ONLY three months to get a doctor’s appointment, so schedule one now! If you are enrolled on the City’s medical plan as of January 1, 2018, there are ONLY two checklist items required in order to earn your premium incentive for 2019:

  • Preventive Ex...
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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Officer Bianez Talks About Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Active Shooter RunHideFight

News stories about senseless mass shootings are sadly being reported too frequently. It’s a hot topic on everyone’s list and Plano Police Officer Christopher Bianez is providing tips on “Surviving an Active Shooter Event&...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Accessing Your Benefits Is Easier with myBenefitsApp!

mybenefitsapp device pics

The truth is, benefits guides are rarely handy when and where we need them. Many of us skim through it every year and file it away never to be seen again. It can also be difficult to find information without flipping or scrolling through many pages. For t...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Summers Outside are Cool Again at Play in the Park

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Do you remember playing hide and seek, jump rope, hopscotch and marbles outside until Mom made you come in? The Parks and Recreation staff is bringing simple fun back to being outdoors. Join the “cool” kids outside for Play in the Park...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Swim Outside Longer during Moonlight Mondays

TMC Outdoor Pool

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC) is the place to be every Monday for late night water fun. The Parks and Recreation department is adding to your summer enjoyment by extending outdoor public swim hours during Moonlight Mondays starting June 4. At th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Dental Coverage for Retirees over 65

Dental coverage for Seniors

It’s important to know what benefits you get from the government and what you’ll need to get on your own. The government offers Original Medicare, commonly referred to as Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. This is your guaranteed ben...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Big Lake Park is Now Open for Water Sports

Kayaking at Oak Point

Now you can get a couple hours of kayaking in after breakfast and be home in plenty of time for lunch. Cross off “water sports in Plano” from your wish list, because paddling has been given the greenlight for Big Lake Park (3800 Rainier Road). This become...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Have You joined a Plano City Recreation Center Yet?

Oak Point Center pool

Regular full- or part-time employees and retirees can earn a discounted recreation center membership for the entire family! If you’re renewing for another term, and you’ve used the recreation center at least 48 times during the annual period, then you are...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Last Month for On-site Biometric Screenings Appointments

Biometric screening

Team Plano, this is the last month to schedule on-site biometric screenings! Go to http://uswellness.com/Plano to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If unable to make one of these reservations, you have the options to request a lab voucher for a...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Don’t Miss a Thing: Update Your Contact Information

Mailbox home address

Help us, help you! We are in the process of updating our retiree contact information database and need your help. Please take a few minutes to review this Retiree Information Verification form. Open the document and complete the form to ensure we have you...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

A Checklist for Preventing Falls in Your Home

Mind your step

You can make your home safe from falls with just a few basic changes. This doesn’t have to involve a complete house remodel. Senior care experts offer the following advice for preventing falls at home:

  • Clean up clutter. The easiest method for pre...
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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Get Out There! Socialization is Key to a Healthy Lifestyle

Seniors divers and active

How important is socialization as a person ages? Very important! According to a study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, social isolation and loneliness are associated with a higher risk of mortality in adults 52 and older. Thankfully...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Retiree Luncheon Recap

Retiree Luncheon Spring 2018

We loved seeing you last week and hope the luncheon provide a wealth of information. Enjoy the photos of our time together.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Watch for the RSP Cost-of-Live Adjustment on April 1

COLAnewsflash

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective April 1, 2018.

This increase applies to retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of Mar...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Pre-65 Retirees: Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

Hospital Gap could add to your wallet.

If you are under 65 years old, on the City’s health plan (not Medicare) and enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many retirees enroll in the plan but forget about it or don’t understand what it cov...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Where Should I Go for Medical Care? Avoid a Shocking ER Bill

EmergencyRoom

It can be overwhelming knowing where to go for medical care. The best way to be prepared is to establish a relationship with a Primary Care Physician, but unexpected accidents and illnesses can happen any time.

There are many healthcare options available, ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Marinate on Good Nutrition

WellnessMinuteNewsflash

Team Plano, March is national nutrition month! This month let’s focus on clean eating and better food choices!

Clean eating is not about restricting your food choices, but choosing food in its most natural form with the least amount of preservati...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

Rendering of future expanded Plano Senior Recreation Center

Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

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