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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Keep Your Mind and Body Active

Seniors active mind and body

Find resources for maintaining good health and independence, managing money well, starting and growing a business all at Plano Public Library. Give yourself the gift of making new social connections and putting yourself first for a change. Register for th...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Collin County Activates Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Teams

COVID syringes and vaccine card

Collin County Health Care Services has formed Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Teams to give communities more options to receive vaccinations. The NO COST COVID-19 services these Mobile Teams provide will only be available by appointment and based on staff ava...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Call for First Responders to Join Regional Choir

Guardians 1st reponders

Firehouses, squad cars and hospital floors are bursting with first responders hiding talents. Are you one of them? The Guardians Chorus is looking for current or retired firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, medical professionals and military personnel in g...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

City Council Addressed Traffic Operations and Police Station Remodel

Council Chamber meeting

Plano City Council came to decisions regarding key agenda items that affect public safety, traffic lights, drainage, water mains and tree grinding. These five major projects were approved during the July 26 City Council Meeting:  

Traffic Manageme...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Plano Recreation Fall Registration Opens Saturday, August 7

Parks and Rec exercise class outside

Plano’s parks and recreation facilities have been busy this summer providing the much-needed space for invigorating workouts and socialization. Halfway through the summer season, it’s time to look forward to cooler temperatures and Plano Parks & Recre...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week in Plano

Farmers Market Georgias

Show your support of our farmers markets for National Farmers Market Week from August 1-7. Patronizing local growers and artisans feeds into the community and our economy. Come get your fresh produce, homemade goods and more at the Farmer&rsq...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Nab Courtyard Texas Music Series Tickets Roger Creager Quickly

Roger Creager headshot

When the doors open for next month’s Courtyard Texas Music Series in historic downtown Plano, you’ll want to have your tickets in hand. The Thursday, August 26 concert features Corpus Christi country music singer and songwriter Roger Creager. Seats are go...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Kill Some Time and Revive Some Brain Cells

Puzzle pieces

Now that traditional jigsaw puzzles have gone digital, it’s easier than ever to enjoy this mentally challenging fun. Invigorate your mind as you put pieces together to create memorable scenes. Jigsaw Explorer.com provides a wide variety of puzzl...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Plano Fire Chief Appointed IAFC Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee Chair

Greif Plano Fire Chief

Plano Fire-Rescue Chief Sam Greif is the new Chairman of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Terrorism & Homeland Security Committee. This committee is composed of fire and emergency service leaders who provide guidance to the IAFC an...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Volunteer to Serve on a City Board or Commission

Boards and Commissions 2021

The City is looking for individuals interested in serving the community on one of several Plano Boards and Commissions. The annual application process is underway. Explore the Boards and Commissions Overview to find the service opportunity that fits you b...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Learn 10 Ways to Conserve Energy this Summer

Turn down thermostat

Reducing your energy use at home is one of the easiest ways to live sustainably and save money. Achieve energy conservation through simple lifestyle changes and upgrades to your home.

Here are 10 ways you can conserve energy this summer:

  • Turn off lights, fa...
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Posted on: July 22, 2021

What is Plano Doing about Dead Trees in City Parks?

Dead and live trees

You may be wondering about all the media attention regarding the City’s damaged or dead trees and you want to understand the issue and resolution. Know first that we love our trees around here, which is partly why we are a recognized Tree City U...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Get Your Sam Johnson Recreation Center Annual Membership

Membership card

Now that the senior facility is open, it’s the perfect time get back into the action and save money with your very own membership card. Everyone entering the Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ (SJRC) must either have an annual membersh...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Gain Muscle Strength with Pilates for 50+

Diverse seniors Pilates

Have you been looking for a low-impact method to improve your overall health and increase your body’s flexibility? Register now for Pilates 50+ at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center starting July 29. You’ll have better posture,...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Help is Available: Get Free Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Tobacco uses

Your health and wellness are important to the City of Plano and we want to remind you of an important Connect4Health (C4H) Wellness Program. Free tobacco cessation resources are available to all employees and retirees on the City health plan!

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Don’t Delay! Complete Your Preventive Exam Today!

Physical exam at Village Health

Everyone on the City’s health plan as of January 1, 2020 needs to complete a preventive exam and the biometric screening by August 31, 2021!  These are the requirements for receiving the Connect4Health premium incentive benefit for 2022. ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Find a Furry Friend during the Summer Adoption Special

Animal Shelter pets in cage

The Plano Animal Shelter is making your search for a new furry friend a whole lot easier during this Summer Adoption Special. Discover a great selection of cuddly pets to pick from, but you must hurry because the event ends Saturday, July 31:

  • Dogs and cats...
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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Picture Yourself Belting out Tunes with Friends

Senior karaoke

Share your singing talents at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) to break up the dog days of summer. The stage awaits you on Monday, August 9 as the SJRC Council invites you to Karaoke & Conversation. Whether you come to sing or just come to enj...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Plano Podcast Talks Tree Canopy, Fitness, Entertainment and More

Inside Plano screen shot foresters

In the July episode of Inside Plano, the City’s urban forester explains how Winter Storm Uri damaged our tree canopy and what we need to do next. Plus, electric scooters have arrived in town. Hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler also share details on con...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Keep Your Home Clean and Rodent Free

Rat in yard BIG

Now is a great time to ensure your neighborhood is clean. Check out these tips to maintaining a tidy area to reduce the risk of rats and other rodents. 

  • Dispose of trash properly. Rats like to rummage and feed on discarded food waste. Ensure your ...
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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Do MORE at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center

SJC game room

The Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) is open for services and programs with new hours of operation. The current hours of operation for members and guests are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. As of July 5, the Center runs ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

It’s Official…ICMA-RC is Now MissionSquare Retirement!

MissionSquare logo

ICMA-RC announced plans for the name change in April explaining the revision is meant to reflect the company’s expanded mission. MissionSquare Retirement is the new name, but it’s the same organization with even better tools and technology enhancements to...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Reserve Meals at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center in July

Spaghetti dinner

As of July 5, the Sam Johnson Recreation Center’s (SJRC) Gazebo Café is serving special lunches all month. These meals will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. An active recreation center membership is required to place f...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Share Your Story with Plano Parks & Recreation

Parks Rec activities

Everyone has a story to tell and this July Plano Parks & Recreation wants to hear from you! In accordance with the 2021 theme #OurParkandRecStory, we’re showcasing stories, memories and experiences from community members via Facebook, Twitter and Inst...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Reduce the Chances of a Cancer Scare with Skin Protection 101

Skin protection SPF30

Being out in the sun can be invigorating and is even good for our mental health and wellbeing…in moderation. Each time your skin is exposed to the sun without protection, damage that could lead to skin cancer occurs. Leathery skin, dark spots and wrinkles...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Pre-65ers, Meet C4H Premium Incentive Requirements by August 31

C4H medical exams

Don’t wait much longer to have your annual exam so you can be eligible for Connect4Health (C4H) premium incentives for benefit plan year 2022. Getting in to see your doctor may take a while, and with an August 31 deadline to meet requirements, it’s a good...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

“Shop Across Plano” is Your Pass to Retail Deals

Shop Across Plano 2021 go

On your mark, get ready to hit the stores and “Shop Across Plano!” Visit Plano launched a FREE retail trail pass on Wednesday, June 9 through Thursday, September 30 to broaden consumer awareness of the many shopping options available i...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Head Out on Plano Byways on a Bird Scooter

BirdScooter

The motor is definitely runnin’ whenever you’re ready since Bird Rides brought e-scooters to Plano. These electric rides are billed as the “world’s most eco-conscious” scooters. Bird provides an alternative transportation option to help reduce carbon emis...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Rejoin Your Friends at the Wellness Center for Older Adults

Wellness Center Senior support group

Housed inside the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC), the Wellness Center for Older Adults is preparing to expand services. With the SJRC moving into fully-open status, the Wellness Center will offer more in-person groups and activities to better meet t...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Apply for a No-Cost Captioning Phone

CaptionCall phone

For many people hearing loss makes it difficult to use the phone. It is possible to enjoy big, easy-to-read text that automatically captions your conversations too. These special phones dial, ring and work just like a regular phone, but make communication...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Biometric Screenings Scheduling is Active

Biometric screening cholesterol

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

To qualify fo...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Download the New Library Mobile App

PPL App Phone w hand 2021-v

Introducing the new Plano Library app! Engage with library services and programs with more convenience. Enjoy more features, such as storing your library card number, checking out with your mobile device camera, setting language preferences, setting up vi...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Keep Your Independence with Project Independence

Wellness Ctr Project Independence

Are you 60 or older? Have you had a recent hospitalization or health decline? Do you desperately need transportation to your appointments and errands until you can drive again? We may have a solution for you. The best part about it is that there is no cos...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Impacted Financially by COVID-19? Emergency Housing Assistance is Available.

COVID housing assistance

Have you and your family been financially impacted by COVID-19? There is emergency housing assistance available to income-qualified Plano residents. These resources are available to income-qualified Plano residents residing in single-family homes, apartme...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Sam Johnson Center Reopens MORE of the Facility

SJC fitness room

Beginning on Saturday, May 1, the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJC) continues the phased-reopening of the facility. Parks & Recreation is happy to announce patrons will soon enjoy the fitness area, lounge and billiards room during these hours:

Monday...

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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 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

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

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: 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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