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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

Tax Rate Adopted and Projects, Purchases and Design Standards Approved

Tax rate puzzle

Major items were approved during the September 13 City Council Meeting:  

City of Plano Tax Rate, Operating Budget and Community Investment Program

All three items were adopted and are effective Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Medicare and Social Security Seminars Planned for October

Mediare and SS webinar

It’s important to know your options when making life altering decisions. Get the right answers to your financial benefits questions by attending the 2021 Medicare and Social Security Seminars on Friday, October 1.

Human Resources invites employees turning ...

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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: September 2, 2021

Opt-in to Receive Open Enrollment TEXTS

Opt in Texting for seniors

Open Enrollment (OE) is October 7 - October 21 and the City will include text messages to communicate with Pre-65-year-old retirees. First, you need to update your personal contact information that Human Resources has on file. You have until Friday, Octob...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Peer into the City’s Big Stories with the Inside Plano Podcast

Inside Plano podcast 45

Episode 45 of the popular podcast Inside Plano shakes things up a bit with a change in format. Hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler continue to deliver timely interesting news, but now with a shift to focus on BIG messages – a deeper-dive into ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Smell the Blooms at the SJRC’s New Garden

Plano Garden Club seated

Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) is sporting a new exterior feature courtesy of the Plano Garden Club. This nonprofit group began a beautification project at the SJRC on June 29. They met every Tuesday to create a colorful addition to the newly renova...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Plano Fire Training Center Comes with Area’s First FARS

PFR using FARS

The new Fire Training Center will be built with a Firefighter Air Replenishment System (FARS), Plano Fire-Rescue announced. Basically, FARS replenishes air when and where firefighters need it most. Ours will be one of the first fire training centers in th...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Give Virtually to the Team Plano Peanut Butter Drive

Peanut butter jars

We don’t have donation boxes in our facilities this year, but there’s an alternative to still allow you to contribute. A virtual Team Plano Peanut Butter Drive page exists and it makes giving to this worthy cause convenient. Feeding thousands of hungry ne...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Venture Out into the City with Stoler on the Street

Stoler on the street

Hear the news you didn’t know about Plano when veteran broadcaster Steve Stoler launches a new video series called Stoler on the Street. Tune into the City of Plano YouTube channel on Tuesdays and Thursdays for this new series

Plano Media Relati...

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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...

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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&...

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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...

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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: 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: 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

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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