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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Be Part of SJRC’s Salute to All Veterans

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The Sam Johnson Recreation Center will honor all who have served in the military with a Patriotic Tribute on Thursday, November 11. You are invited to participate by wearing or bringing your uniforms, photos and other memorabilia for display at the Center...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Help Team Plano Make a Big Deal of Veterans Day

Vet Nicolas Anderson

How often have we – scratch that – how often do we TAKE time to thank the brave men and women who served in the military?  Veterans Day is on Thursday, November 11, and we have an opportunity to recognize those in our Team Plano family for their ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Daniel Prendergast Accepts Promotion to Public Works Director

Daliel Prendergrast headshot WEB

Daniel “Dan” Prendergast is Plano’s new public works director. He was hired in December 2015 as the City’s Community Investment Program (CIP) Engineering manager. In December 2018, he took on the role of assistant director of Public Works.

For him, getting...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Hey! Are Naps Good for You?

Senior man taking Nap on couch

Getting enough sleep and getting good quality sleep are essential for your physical health, mental health, safety and overall quality of life. However, many who do not get the sleep they need each night. While establishing good sleeping habits is the best...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Help Pick Annual Lunch C4H Meal and Dessert

Chicken fried Chicken gravy veggies

In past years, employee votes determined the entrée our Chef prepared for the annual Team Plano Holiday Luncheon. This year is a little different. The 2021 menu is Chicken Fried Chicken with delicious sides based on majority votes since 2017. H...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Learn Early Detection Signs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Mammo exam

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and early detection means finding cancer before it spreads. This type of cancer cannot be prevented, but finding it early provides the greatest opportunity of successful treatment. 

Follow these three pract...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Address Elbow Pain at Airrosti October Injury Webinar

Elbow pain seniors

Team Plano, you’re invited to join Airrosti for the Spotlight Webinar on Elbow Pain!  Choose from a variety of dates and times to attend! Register here for one of these sessions:

Tuesday, October 26 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, October 28 at Noon

S...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Get Spooky with Plano Parks & Recreation Halloween Events

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Enjoy the fall season with these fun activities offered by Plano Parks & Recreation.

Adapted Dance PartyFriday, October 296:30-9:30 p.m.Sam Johnson Recreation Center, 401 W. 16th St.

Teens and adults with special needs are invited to a festive night of ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Watch the October Medicare and Social Security Seminar

Medicare Social Security webinar screenshot

Human Resources recorded this pre-retirement information meeting for all who could not attend the October 1 gathering. Because it’s important to know your options when making decisions about finances, an expert was invited to share valuable facts and answ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Reserve a Sam Johnson Center Thanksgiving Lunch Soon

Thanksgiving meal

The Sam Johnson Recreation Center is serving up a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch, in-person, on Friday, November 19! Everyone 50 years and older can enjoy a pre-holiday meal with old friends and new in the Center’s dining room. (Wear some stretchy...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Never Trust the Flushable Wipes

flushable wipes in toilet

Trash those seemingly harmless wipes to save your pipes! All wipes belong in the trash, even those labeled as “flushable.” Wipes may go down, but they do not break down. They tangle with each other and congeal with fats, oils and greas...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Don’t Break the Bank, Eat at the Gazebo Café

Seniors eating lunch

Blue Plate specials at the Gazebo Café are satisfying for the tummy and easy on the wallet! No reservations are needed to enjoy a well-prepared meal at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center, but membership to the Center is, or pay a daily entry fee...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Read about COVID-19 Treatments and Your Medical Coverage

COVID monoclonal antibodies

A state-funded infusion center opened this month in McKinney administering monoclonal antibody treatments to COVID-positive patients. Qualifying individuals can receive the treatment at this Regional Infusion Center at NO cost. The form of treatment is av...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Access a Storehouse of Yard Tools for Free

Lawn care tools

The City’s Tool Lending Program is the neighbor you can borrow from anytime to handle your yard work. This service is for Plano residents who need equipment to trim trees and hedges, cut grass or a number of other lawn chores. 

Through t...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Take a Road Trip with SJRC to See A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge head stone

Travel back in time to enjoy the play, A Christmas Carol: THE RADIO SHOW, at the Bath House in Dallas. The Sam Johnson Recreation Center is taking a group to see this performance on Tuesday, December 7.

B.J. Cleveland plays Bennett, the manager of a radio ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Tune in for Some TLC on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Senior meditating with dog

Connect4Health dubbed 2021 the “year of you” and encourages everyone to take advantage of some new meditation classes. Skila Ramirez is back with free, virtual relaxation sessions starting Tuesday, September 21 through Thursday, November 11.

Each Tuesday a...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Library Cards Bring Quality Learning to Your Home

Plano Public Library card in hand

Celebrate National Get a Library Card Month by bringing library learning to the convenience of your home. Research shows that mental exercise can improve brain health just as physical exercise strengthens our bodies. Start by getting a Plano Public Librar...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Turn Back the Dial with an Energizing Workout

Senior lady on exercise mat

Signup for ESSENTRICS, an age-reversing workout designed to restore body movement and flexibility. Follow as instructor Bethanne Stufflebean helps you transform your physical abilities. Take charge of your health in this class while:

  • Relieving body pain
  • Sti...
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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Pre-65ers, Safeguard Your Protected Health Info (PHI) thru WebTPA

PHI Protected Health Information

All pre-65ers on the City’s health plan should discuss granting or denying access to PHI (protected health information). The WebTPA Portal allows you to manage who is granted or denied access. Due to HIPAA privacy rules, you or your family membe...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Have You Applied for Your Property Tax Freeze?

Senior property tax exemption graphic

If you are 65 years old or disabled, apply for a property tax freeze. Property tax helps pay for schools, roads, police and firefighters, emergency response services, libraries, parks and other services provided by local government.

Exemptions from propert...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Pick Up a Paint Brush to Express Yourself

Seniors painting art

Even if you've never held a brush or can't draw a straight line, you'll be amazed at your hidden talents. In a You Can Paint class, you can complete a beautiful oil painting in one fun and inspiring lesson. 

Beginners le...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Cleaning Face Masks is as Important as Wearing Them

Face masks drying on line

Wearing face masks correctly is a proven aide in the fight to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Equally as important is making sure you’re wearing a clean mask. The Centers for Disease Control provides clear guidelines about everything from the most ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Take a Swing with the Kings at Free SJRC Concert

Big band tromone player

Jazz-up your afternoons with live performances from locals the Kings of Swing Big Band. The Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) sets the stage for music-lovers on the second, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays of each month.

The still popular style of musi...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Spend Time Volunteering at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center

Senior bingo

The Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) needs bingo callers and greeters to help with center services.  Would you like to be a substitute bingo caller as needed on Saturdays from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.? What about using your bubbly personality to we...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Volunteer with Plano C.A.R.E.S

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Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. Volunteer dates are now on the books and ready for you to sign up! 

Projects include: &...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Are You Homebound and Need a COVID-19 Vaccination?

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. 

The team’s e...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Get Your Sam Johnson Recreation Center Annual Membership

Membership card

It’s the perfect time to 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 membership, be attending a class or pay the daily dro...

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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: 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: 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

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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