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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Southern Scripts: What You Should Know

Prescription bottles and med forms

As of January 1, 2021, we switched pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) from Optum to Southern Scripts. This info applies to all pre-65ers ONLY! The role of pharmacy benefit managers is to determine which medications are covered on the prescription drug list a...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Could Collin County's Expunction Initiative Help You?

Expunction 2021 Collin Co WEB

The expunction process enables people to remove an eligible arrest or charge from their permanent records under certain circumstances. Collin County’s first expunction initiative helps people who, by law, are eligible to have their criminal records remove...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Drive By Drug Take Back and Drop Off Unwanted Meds

Natl Drug Take Back 2017 Police

Having expired medication around the house can be a problem and a menace if not disposed of properly. Take care of the problem at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection sites on Saturday, April 24. Bring unused and expired human and pet medic...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Make Outdoor Plans to Celebrate Trails Day

Celebrating Natl Trails Day

On Saturday, April 24, Plano Parks & Recreation encourages everyone to venture outside for Celebrate Trails Day. This annual spring celebration of America’s trails, formerly called Opening Day for Trails, began in 2013 thanks to the Rails-to...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Join Plano Town Hall Discussions Next Week

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Stay on top of the latest City of Plano news and local topics by tuning into the upcoming Plano Town Hall. Hear government experts on Thursday, April 22 tackle questions from residents about the 2021 Bond Referendum and its six propositions that will be c...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Take Advantage of Early Voting for the May 1 Election

Voting early

Early voting for the May 1, 2021 Election runs from Monday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 27. Prepare to cast your ballot by finding out what’s on the ballot at VOTETEXAS.GOV. This impartial website gives the names of candidates, info on finding po...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Plano Public Library Closes 3 Days for Switch to New System

Plano Library temporary closure

All Plano Public Library locations (including bookdrops) are closed April 26-28 as the Library moves to a new catalog system. The library catalog, online accounts and interlibrary loan (Ill) will be offline. Access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eLibrary and dat...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Skip the Waiting Room with CVS Minute Clinic

CVS Minute Clinic

CVS Pharmacy has made telehealth benefits available on all Group Medicare plans for 2021. Retirees can talk to a doctor by phone or video. In addition, eligible retirees will have access to any provider with telehealth capabilities:

  • Primary care physician
  • B...
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Posted on: April 8, 2021

I'm Vaccinated. What Can I Safely Do Now?

I got my COVID shot

On March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do safely.

What does fully vaccinated mean?

Fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks have passed since you received the second dos...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Put the “ME” in Medicare

Medicare ebook for retirees

Aetna knows retirees may be having a hard time focusing on their health during the pandemic. Being a caregiver can be very challenging as well. That’s why they’re excited to share their Putting the "Me” in Medicare eBook...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Who is WebTPA/Aetna and How they Affect Your Medical Coverage

Aetna webpage wWebTPA

WebTPA is our new medical claims administrator. They administer the plan on the City’s behalf. Their role is to pay all of your claims, approve all of your medical procedures, etc. 

Your healthcare providers need to contact WebTPA to confirm cover...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Inside Plano Podcast Explains Upcoming Bond Referendum

Inside Plano podcast 40

Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler walk you through the City’s exciting April happenings in the latest Inside Plano podcast. It’s time to celebrate so many things – warmer weather, more vaccine availability and the return of events throughout the City.&n...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Cheers to Plano Public Library on the TMLDA Award

Library New van WEB

Receiving congratulations for winning the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) honor isn’t new for Plano – and that’s great! The Plano Public Library (PPL) was recently chosen as a TMLDA 2020 Achievement of Library Excellence Award recipi...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Call on the Wellness Center for Older Adults, Anytime

wellness center for older adults

The Wellness Center for Older Adults continues to provide trusted services and programs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been changes to how staff delivers assistance, but not to the main services they provide to seniors and caregivers.&nb...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Learn about Property Tax Exemptions for Older Residents

Senior property tax exemptions

Texas homeowners can save money, if they’re of a certain age and live in their home. Did you know that every homeowner is eligible to file a homestead exemption? This exemption reduces your home's taxable value by 20%. See the Collin Ce...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Take a Virtual Tour of the Plano Police Headquarters

Asst Police Chief Sandra Tomeo

Follow Plano Police Assistant Chief Sandra Tomeo on an enlightening trek through her department. Hear what services each division is responsible for as she takes you on a guided tour of the department’s main hub.

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Biometric Screenings Scheduling is Now Active

Biometric screening cholesterol

Knowing your health numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol – is important to your wellbeing journey. The City of Plano will host onsite biometric screenings at various locations in May! Schedule appointment now.  

To qualify for our Connect4Health ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Eligibility Opens to All Adult Texans

Moderna COVID vaccine bottles

The general public qualifies to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas as of Monday, March 29. This comes on the heels of the state’s lifting of the face mask requirement and capacity limitations. 

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Sam Johnson Center is Open as of April 1

cardio at Senior Center

Senior patrons are now able to enjoy some of the amenities at Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ (SJC). As of Thursday, April 1, a phased reopening of the Center which gives access to the fitness room only. To accommodate Texas Health Resources ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Keep Your Mind Active with Memory Keepers

Senior memory seminar

Take this opportunity to share memories with guided prompts in a relaxing space. These sessions are for people who are experiencing early stage dementia or have a family member going through this health issue. 

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

City Solves Davis Library’s Cramped Conditions

Davis library

Renovations to the Davis Library get under way in April and will take more than a year to complete. Structural repairs and updates are planned for this project to bring the facility up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

The $5 million d...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Plano Hiring for Summer Positions

PARD summer jobs graphic

Plano Parks & Recreation (PARD) has job openings for several seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. If you or someone you know is looking for a great summer gig with great people, consider a PARD job.  

These jobs provide unique experien...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Retirement Security Plan (RSP) Recipients Get Cost of Living Increase

RSP cost of living

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This increase is for retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of March 31, 2021.  

In a...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Learn How Lifted COVID-19 Restrictions Impact Parks & Recreation

Family taking masks off

The governor’s latest executive order (effective March 10) alters how Plano Parks & Recreation operates. In a letter to patrons, Recreation Services Manager Susie Hergenrader highlighted the primary changes we can expect.

Changes as of Wednesday, March...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Looking for 2021 Tax Assistance?

Tax help from AARP

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides virtual and in-person tax assistance for taxpayers who are over age 50 or who have low-to-moderate income. This service is free.

Note that tax service availability (in-person or virtual) will vary due to COVID-19 spread an...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Expand Your Taste Buds with a Foodie Pass

VP taste of Plano logo

Visit Plano delivers a 1-2-punch to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on local restaurant businesses with Plano Foodie Passes. Most humans have about 10,000 taste buds! Satisfy yours by getting a Taste of Plano Foodie Pass to begin your culinary journey...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Apply for a 2021 Temporary Property Tax Exemption

Property tax exemption

You may qualify for a 2021 temporary property tax exemption. With Gov. Greg Abbott's disaster area declaration, Tax Code Section 11.35 allows a qualified property with at least 15% disaster damage to receive a temporary exemption of a portion of the appra...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Report Road Hazards to Fix It Plano

Fix It Plano potholes

The aftermath of our winter storm may have caused some damage to City streets, roads and sidewalks. If you see a pothole or another City asset needing repair, report it to Fix It Plano. 

Download the Fix It Plano app to report damaged playground e...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Hear Tips on Avoiding Covid-19 Fraud & Scams

COVID fraud and scams

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services wants everyone to be on alert for COVID-19 vaccine scams. The Department’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Chris Schrank shares what you need to know in order to be protected agai...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Doors are Open at Wellness Center for Older Adults

Wellness Center nurse health screening

COVID-19 safety protocols caused closures and restricted openings everywhere, but the Wellness Center for Older Adults (WCOA) remained open. Executive Director Joy Hinkelman credits her dedicated staff for their commitment to continue providing care to cl...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Pre-65ers Can Save in 2022 with the C4H Premium Incentive Program

C4H premium incentive program

It’s not too early to think about our 2022 healthcare benefit costs and how we can save money. Consider this a friendly Connect4Health (C4H) reminder for all pre-65ers. Earn your premium incentive for Benefit Plan Year 2022 by completing two thi...

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