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Posted on: September 22, 2022

RSVP Now for the Quarterly Retiree Luncheon

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Spend a pleasant afternoon with friends and former coworkers over lunch at the beautiful Nature & Retreat Center at Oak Point Park. It will be a well-deserved break in your day, plus a chance to hear important info directly from Human Resources staff....

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Seasonal Alert: Review the Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Property Standards Fall Maintenance List

Temperatures dropping and leaves starting to fall means fall is just around the corner. Get your home ready with these tips from our Property Standards Team.

Seal off openings with caulking and weather-stripping. Check your windows. Replace or install caul...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Visit Our New Plano Fire-Rescue Training Facility

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Join the entire City in officially welcoming the latest addition to the Team Plano family – the Plano Fire-Rescue Training Facility. Be one of the first to tour the campus and be amazed by the training demonstrations and learning stations.

Community Day at...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Shake Your Family Tree, Examine Disaster Costs and More at Plano Public Library

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Fill your fall calendar with interesting activities at Plano Public Library. Pick up the latest Engage brochure at your library or view online to browse your options. Be safe and social with these classes and programs! 

  • Disasters can impact your f...
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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Shop for Services at the 2022 Senior Community Resources Fair

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The Wellness Center for Older Adults presents the 2022 Community Resource Fair on Saturday, October 29. SAVE the DATE for this FREE annual event drawing over 60 companies and vendors catering to the needs of adults 50 years and older.

The Center will be bu...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Put Your Best Foot Forward at the Crime Stoppers Dance

Seniors and Police dancing at SJRC

The Plano Police Department and Plano's Kings of Swing Band come together to kick-off for the 38th Annual National Night Out event! You’ll enjoy moving to some great live music, spending time (socially) with our fine police officers and...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Buy Local at the Texas Pure Customer Appreciation Sale

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During the Texas Pure Products Annual Customer Appreciation Sale, get 25% off bagged and bulk products. Purchase and pick up products at the Custer Road Facility or Regional Composting Facility.

Save 25% on Texas Pure Products

Sale ends Friday, September 30...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Save $5 on Beatles Night Concert Tickets

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There’s a Team Plano discount to use when you get tickets for the Beatles Tribute Concert next month. All City employees and retirees now get $5 off regular adult tickets purchased online using Code TEAMPLANO (case sensitive). 

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

“Opt-in” to Receive Open Enrollment TEXTS

Opt in Texting for seniors

Open Enrollment is coming in October and the City will again include text messages to communicate with Pre-65-year-old retirees. 

To ensure Human Resources (HR) is able to reach you, we need your current mailing address and cell phone number, and ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Aetna Medicare Plan Billing Changes from HealthScope to UMR

UMR Health billing statement

Retirees on the City’s Aetna Medicare Advantage or Rx Plan, should know your billing administrator is changing their name. Previously, HealthScope collected premium payments for the Aetna Medicare plans. However, they were recently purchased. UM...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Do You Qualify for a Property Tax Freeze?

Property tax exemption

If you are 65 years old or disabled, apply for a property tax freeze. Simply fill out and submit the Residential Homestead Exemption Application available through your county appraisal district. Only homes lived in by the owner can qualify. 

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Voluntary HOAs can Now Apply for Neighborhood Services Mini-Grants

Mini Grant Program logo

Often neighborhood or community groups need some seed money to promote their existence or attract new members. Financial assistance is now available to these groups through the Neighborhood Engagement Mini-Grant Program administered by the Neighborhood Se...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Get MOVIN’ for Fall at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center

Sam Johnson Center exterior

Get your calendars out to make sure you're available to take advantage of the host of energy-generating classes at the senior center. Consider these courses:

Strength, Stretch & RollThursdays, September 29-October 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., $4...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Build Support at the Caregiver Circle

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Providing care for an aging loved-one takes energy and thought. Find support and resources from the Caregiver Circle, a program presented by the Wellness Center for Older Adults and Plano Public Library. This new program offers information, guidance and s...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Plano’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is Back!

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After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, the Emergency Management department is excited to announce that Plano CERT is reactivating! The first basic training course begins Tuesday, August 30. Classes will be every Tuesday (and some Wednesdays) for eig...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Get Involved: The Gazebo Café Kitchen Needs Volunteers

Gazebo Cafe volunteer

If you’re looking for a fast-paced volunteer opportunity, consider donating time to help out at The Gazebo Café. Located inside the Sam Johnson Recreation Center, The Gazebo needs workers to assist with preparing and serving lunch to ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Project Independence is Your Ticket to Mobility

Senior help propram riders

One of the most helpful services provided through the Wellness Center for Older Adults is called Project Independence. Many people remember “Plano Senior Rides,” which is now offered by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) through the DART...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Some Dogs are Welcome at Sam Johnson Recreation Center

Service dog on leash

Dogs make for wonderful companions and are welcome almost everywhere; including the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC). However, your furry friend must be a registered service animal to enter the Center.

A service animal is any dog that is individually t...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare Eligibility?

Medicare-questions

There are a few things you need to know before turning 65. If you are a retiree on the City of Plano’s medical, dental or vision plan, your coverage ends on the last day of the month before you turn 65. At 65, you must transition to Med...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Changes for Medicare Part B Members

COVID 19 at home test

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released information on ramped-up access to home COVID tests. As of April 4, seniors who have Medicare Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, are now eligible to get up to ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Link to the “Little Blue Man” with Stoler on the Street

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Visits to the City of Plano’s official website, plano.gov, yield a bountiful resource of beneficial information. But accessing all of this info isn’t so easy for everyone. Individuals with disabilities may experience difficulty navigat...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Are Your Beneficiaries Up to Date?

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC), life insurance? It’s possibly not who you think or want it to be. We have heard numerous horror stories about retirement benefi...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Get Home Repair Help with a Great Update Rebate

Great Update Rebate

Is your home 35 years old or older? Is your property value at or less than $383,180? Home improvements you may want to make could happen if you qualify for the Great Update Rebate! 

This City program helps Plano homeowners finance the costs of car...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

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

Retirement Security Plan RSP COLA increase

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, 2022. 

In ac...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Are You Working Part-time in Retirement….or Plan to?

Senior working PT in retirement

Did you know that working after retirement can boost your mental, physical and social fitness? Exercise, reading and crossword puzzles may provide the stimulus to help stay fit mentally and physically, but working is also an excellent way to stay engaged....

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Use PlanoCRX. Don’t Pay More for Maintenance Meds.

PlanoCRX

Did you know that you could be eligible to participate in the PlanoCRX program, which offers certain brand name medications at zero cost?  

PlanoCRX is a voluntary prescription drug mail order option offered through CRX International to eligible e...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Assist the Plano Senior Advisory Board with Local Issues

Seniors at a Advisory Board meeting

Are you interested in tackling senior issues? The Plano Senior Advisory Board welcomes your input. This group works with City Council and City staff to raise public awareness and make recommendations that improve the quality of life for our senior populat...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Use Your Nurse Care Manager Resources through Communitas

Nurse care manager

Should you or an insured family member experience a major illness or injury, the last thing you need is the stress of dealing with doctors and many bills. Pre-65ers should consider using one of your benefits, Communitas.  

The services of highly-t...

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