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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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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Plano Outdoor Pools Open this Weekend!

Pool outdoors

Schools are nearly out for summer and that means it's time to splash away at one of Plano's great outdoor and indoor pools. The outdoor pools officially open Saturday, May 26. Staying cool in the Texas heat means regular visits to one of Plano’s gorgeous ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Memorial Day Holiday Closures – Who’s Open?

Memorial Day closures

More than just an extra day off from work, Memorial Day in America can be traced back to the Civil War. In homes across the country, Monday, May 28 means different things – sleeping late, taking care of the honey-do list (or at least pretending to) and fi...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Sunset at Memorial Park Holiday Observance

Sunset at Memorial Park

Come show area veterans your appreciation on Monday, May 28 during the Sunset at Memorial Park observance. Organizer, Strengthening Families of North Texas, has planned an uplifting evening to honor those who served this nation.

The program begins with a M...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Memorial Day, think SAFETY first!

Memorial Day grilling safety

Did you hear that silent whistle? That was the Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) horn heralding the official start of endless outdoor summer activities, pool parties and road trips. Don’t let your focus on fun turn to disaster because you didn&am...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Walk to Wellness is Off to a Great Start

Walk to Wellness WEB

Walking is almost the perfect form of exercise and doing it with others only adds to the benefits! Your next opportunity to join Walk to Wellness is this Friday, May 25 on the Chisholm Trail Library Loop at noon. The next several Fridays take on new meani...

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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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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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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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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Get to Know Your Aetna Medicare Benefits

Aetna logo

Do you know about the long list of Aetna Premium/Standard Plan benefits available to participants? Help your bank account by becoming aware of perks at your disposal. Listed below are just a few of your benefits with Aetna Medicare Advantage Supplemental ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

In Memoriam: Martin Hale and Phyllis Ann Neese

In Memoriam

We are sad to report the loss of Team Plano’s Martin A. "Buddy" Hale and Phyllis Ann Neese. Please read these brief words about them:

Martin Hale 

Martin A. "Buddy" Hale was born on October 27, 1946 to Horace Dean Hale...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case: Heritage Preservation Takes Center Stage

Display Case Heritage Preservation Program

The current Municipal Center lobby display (#10) is titled “Heritage Preservation” and was created by Bhavesh Mittal of the Planning department (Heritage Preservation Officer), Jeff Campbell and Aaron Casperson (Interurban Railway Muse...

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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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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Turn Challenges into Opportunities – Build Personal Resilience

Resilience smiley face

The noun resilience is defined as “the ability to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” Are you born with flexible talent for springing back when distressed or is this a cultivated skill? Some really smart people have pondered...

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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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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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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Save a Life with Tips for Pedestrian Safety

pedestrian crossing

Walking or riding a bicycle while distracted could be extremely hazardous to your health. Warmer weather can make you want to be outdoors walking to work, to school or to get some exercise. Here are some tips for staying safe while navigating our streets:...

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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 increas...

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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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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Display Case: “Texas Pure Products” provided by Public Works

Display Case 07 PSC 911 50th Anniv

The Municipal Center lobby is home to several images of Plano’s rich history and culture, and home to vibrant samples of our departments’ excellence. The glass display case near the Action Center Desk is one of the building’s...

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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