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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 fo...

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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),” the...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Sound-off in the Employee Appreciation Week Survey

Emp Appreciation Week Survey

It was great to celebrate Team Plano during Employee Appreciation Week (EAW) from May 7-11! During those five event-filled days, we were SERVED up several opportunities to participate in activities that helped us connect, engage and flat out have fun.

Reme...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Get Discounts on Great Summer Getaway Tickets

Six Flags of Texas 2

Employees now get the added benefit of purchasing amusement park admissions for less! Because Visit Plano is a member of the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA), discounted “Partners in the Park” tickets are available to all City ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

#morethanbooks and Plano Police were a Hit at Juneteenth

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Juneteenth Collin County 2018 drew a huge crowd and visits from Plano library and police staff. The annual African American holiday celebration, which the City of Plano helped sponsor, showcased an impressive lineup of talented musicians ranging from gosp...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Think You Might Return to Work After Retirement?

Retirees returning to work

When leaving the job, people say words like relax, recharge, rest and rejuvenate. Sometimes people decide to take a break from this life of leisure to work part-time. If you retired and are receiving a monthly benefit from the Texas Municipal Retirement S...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Check Out Who Let the Dogs Out for Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park WEB

It was all barks (no bites) for the first annual Bark in the Park on June 9. It was a memorable event at the Dog Park at Jack Carter for both two- and four-legged creatures. The two-hour event drew visitors from as far away as Little Elm and Frisco with m...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Let Your Pooch Shine for #PlanoPup

PlanoPUP bandanna

Who needs the Westminster Dog Show when you have Visit Plano’s #PlanoPup Contest? Let’s see if your cute dog has what it takes to be “best in show” in this Visit Plano competition. From now through July 9, you can s...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Save the Dates for Upcoming Pre-Retirement Meetings

Retirement nest egg

It’s never too early to think about your retirement nest-egg. If you are five years, 15 years or even three months from retirement, attending one of next month’s employee workshops is a smart move. A series of Pre-Retirement Meetings i...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Check Out the Library’s New Mobile Unit

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Plano Public Library is hitting the road this summer with more than books! Revealing their handsomely wrapped van at the June 12 City Council meeting was a dream come true for Library Director Libby Holtmann. The new outreach van, #morethanbooks, increase...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Employees Happily SERVED at Minnie’s Food Pantry

teamplanoatminnies

In true Team Plano-fashion, groups of employees put their backs into it to help a local food pantry. Several times a year, Volunteers in Plano (VIP) coordinates opportunities for Team Plano to volunteer at Minnie’s Food Pantry. Minnie’...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Accessing Your Benefits Is Easier with myBenefitsApp!

mybenefitsapp device pics

Imagine having all the details of your benefits package literally at your fingertips! 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...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Summers Outside are Cool Again at Play in the Park

play in park 2

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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1 Announcements
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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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2018

What Can Land Records Do for You?

Land Records group

When the GIS division was divided between the Planning and Technology Services departments last October, Planning created a new division called Land Records. The new division’s team of seven employees serves any City department in need of assist...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Summer School Zones are Still Active

slow school zone

Yes, Friday, June 1 is the last day of school for Plano Independent School District, but you still need to watch out for little ones. Driving with care through school zones doesn’t end on the last day of the regular academic year. Shortly after last-day c...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Find a Loving Pet Any Day of the Week at the Shelter

Man and dog at Shelter

As of early May, the Plano Animal Shelter is open every day serving the community. Start picking out names now for the new pet you can find any day of the week. This change in operation hours is an added convenience to accommodate various work and life co...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Human Resources is a Big Winner at Industry State Conference

HR Strategic Dept of the Year

Plano Human Resources staff and programs won multiple Texas Municipal Human Resources Association (TMHRA) awards this month. On May 3, with almost 300 association members from across the state in attendance, TMHRA announced this year’s winners d...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case on “Stormwater” Makes Waves

Display Case Storm Water

The current Municipal Center lobby display (#12) titled “Stormwater,” is an underwater menagerie.This aqua display was designed by Heather Firn, Carolyn Russell and Jonnette Bell of Environmental Health and Sustainability. Heather prov...

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1 Announcements
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 Rainie...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Safety Olympics and Employee Appreciation Week…Everyone was a Winner!

EAW Picnic photo

Wow!  It was great to celebrate Team Plano during Employee Appreciation Week! Each day was a mega-marvelous experience for the senses…from Make a Difference Monday to Fun, Fellowship & Food Friday! During those five event-filled da...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Last Week to Take the Plano Housing Survey

Housing survey

The City of Plano is developing its first ever comprehensive Housing Trend Analysis and Strategic Plan. As part of the plan development, we’re asking people who live or work in Plano to complete the online survey, which can be found at: www.plano.gov/hous...

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1 Announcements
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 ...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Welcome to SERVE!

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This is an exciting message from City Manager Bruce Glasscock about an our organization.

Hey Team Plano!

About two years ago, I asked our Executive Team to get together and identify values that signified what was important to us and the work we all do as pa...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance, final vacation and sick payout? It’s possible that it's not who you think or want it to be. Over the years, we have heard numerous horror stories about reti...

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1 Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Plan?

Hospital Gap could add to your wallet.

If you’re enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP plan, you may not be getting your full benefit. Many employees enroll in the plan but forget about it or don’t understand what it covers.

3 Primary Benefits You Need to Know

In-Hospital

The in-hospital...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: June 14, 2018

Fill the Boot Exceeds Goal with $215,000 in Donations

Fill the Boot check WEB

Your donations helped the Plano Firefighters Association raise a record amount.

A $215,000 check was presented to MDA in support of research efforts and to send children with muscle diseases to summer camp. Thank you for filling the boot! Watch a quick video of the presentation.

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Awards & Accolades

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Discover the Flex in your FSA

Flexible Spend Account card

If you enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) this year, you are taking advantage of tax savings on your eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. Your FSA gives you many options for reimbursement.

If you enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) this year, you are taking advantage of tax savings on your eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. Your FSA gives you many options for reimbursement:

  • If you elected Health Care FS...
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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Employees Happily SERVED at Minnie’s Food Pantry

teamplanoatminnies

In true Team Plano-fashion, groups of employees put their backs into it to help a local food pantry. Several times a year, Volunteers in Plano (VIP) coordinates opportunities for Team Plano to volunteer at Minnie’s Food Pantry. Minnie’s is a unique food p...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Returning to Work After Retirement?

Retirees returning to work

When leaving the job, people say words like relax, recharge, rest and rejuvenate. Sometimes people decide to take a break from this life of leisure to work part-time. If you retired and are receiving a monthly benefit from the Texas Municipal Retirement S...

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Retirees
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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Retirees
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Chronic Back and Spine Pain Got You Down?

Back and spine pain

Join Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Blake Staub, M.D. for a free discussion on the latest care options for back pain. Registration is required and a light dinner will be provided.

When:   Wednesday, June 27

    &...

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Retirees
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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Retirees
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Say Goodbye to Library’s Judi Blomberg

Retiree Judi Blomberg

It’s bon voyage for Judi Blomberg as she shelves books for the last time in Plano. Join the Plano Public Library for Judi’s retirement reception on Wednesday, June 27 at the Parr Library. A host of City colleagues, family and friends p...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Attend a FREE Stop the Bleed Class

Stop the Bleed

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital hosts a free class to the public on Saturday, June 30. “Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to teach you how to recognize and stop life threatening bleeding. You can join the effort and become in...

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Retirees
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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Retirees
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Fill the Boot Exceeds Goal with $215,000 in Donations

Fill the Boot check WEB

Your donations helped the Plano Firefighters Association raise a record amount. A $215,000 check was presented to MDA in support of research efforts and to send children with muscle diseases to summer camp. Thank you for filling the boot! Watch a quick vi...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Check Out the Library’s New Mobile Unit

Library New van WEB

Plano Public Library is hitting the road this summer with more than books! Revealing their handsomely wrapped van at the June 12 City Council meeting was a dream come true for Library Director Libby Holtmann. The new outreach van, #morethanbooks, increase...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Enter Your Dog in the #PlanoPup Contest

PlanoPUP bandanna

Who needs the Westminster Dog Show when you have Visit Plano’s #PlanoPup Contest? Let’s see if your cute dog has what it takes to be “best in show” in this Visit Plano competition. From now through July 9, you can submit images of your pet and be entered ...

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Retirees
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Check Out Who Let the Dogs Out for Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park WEB

It was all barks (no bites) for the first annual Bark in the Park on June 9. It was a memorable event at the Dog Park at Jack Carter for both two- and four-legged creatures. The two-hour event drew visitors from as far away as Little Elm and Frisco with m...

Read on...

Retirees
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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Retirees
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Summers Outside are Cool Again at Play in the Park

play in park 2

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...

Read on...

Retirees
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...

Read on...

Retirees
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Summer School Zones are Still Active

slow school zone

Yes, Friday, June 1 was the last day of school for Plano ISD, but you still need to watch out for little ones. Driving with care through school zones doesn’t end on the last day of the regular academic year. Shortly after last-day celebrations, ...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Find a Loving Pet Any Day of the Week at the Shelter

Man and dog at Shelter

As of early May, the Plano Animal Shelter is open everyday serving the community. Start picking out names now for the new pet you can find any day of the week. This change in operation hours is an added convenience to accommodate various work and life com...

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Retirees
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Pre-65ers, Don't Be Last-minuters: Schedule Annual Exams Now

Make doctor visit

Remember Dr. Marcus Welby M.D.? Doctors no longer make house calls like he did in the 1970s. You must schedule appointments to see your physician these days and it usually takes weeks to get on the calendar for a visit. Don’t wait much longer to set an ap...

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Retirees
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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Retirees
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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Retirees
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Last Week to Take the Plano Housing Survey

Housing survey

The City of Plano is developing its first ever comprehensive Housing Trend Analysis and Strategic Plan. As part of the plan development, we’re asking people who live or work in Plano to complete the online survey, which can be found at: www.plano.gov/hous...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case on “Stormwater” Makes Waves

Display Case Storm Water

The current Municipal Center lobby display (#12) titled “Stormwater,” is an underwater menagerie. This aqua display was designed by Heather Firn, Carolyn Russell and Jonnette Bell of Environmental Health and Sustainability. Heather pro...

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Retirees
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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Retirees
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Medicare to Remove Social Security Numbers from Cards

Medicare Cards No SS numbers

You’re getting a new Medicare card!

Between April 2018 and April 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mailing each person a new card. This will help keep your ...

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Retirees
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: April 12, 2018

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance, final vacation and sick payout? It’s possible that it's not who you think or want it to be. Over the years, we have heard numerous horror stories about reti...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

We All Deal with Stress…so Take some Time to Unwind!

Stress management

April is National Stress Awareness Month… so take some time to unwind!

Stress has a direct impact on your mind and body. Long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses (from headaches to stomach disorders to depression) and can even increas...

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Retirees
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Plano City News Headlines help You Stay In Tune

PCN

Plano City News is a weekly newsletter produced and distributed by the Communications and Community Outreach department. This digital publication keeps Plano residents abreast of the latest City news.

Inside this week’s issue:

  • Release Your Creativ...
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Retirees
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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Retirees
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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Retirees
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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Retirees
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.

Retirees
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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Retirees
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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American Fidelity Hospital Gap Claim Form Retirees
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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Retirees
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.

Additional Info... Retirees

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Training & Development

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The Human Resources department offers an extensive catalog of training opportunities for all job types and levels. Refer questions to Senior Training Coordinators Tony Beasley or Debbie Speed at 972-941-7339 and 972-941-7217, respectively. Have you comple...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

We All Deal with Stress…so Take some Time to Unwind!

Stress management

April is National Stress Awareness Month… so take some time to unwind!

Stress has a direct impact on your mind and body. Long-term stress can lead to a variety of illnesses (from headaches to stomach disorders to depression) and can even increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. When you perceive a threat, the body reac...

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