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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Be Cautious and Protect Your Pension from Tricksters

TMRS pension protection

Understandably, people are anxious about the future and their finances. You may be seeing an increase in individuals or businesses offering to sell services to “help” TMRS members “maximize their pensions” or improv...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Avoid an Explosive Incident, Remove Hand Sanitizers from Vehicles

Hand sanitize bottle in car

COVID-19 concerns have prompted many people to stock their homes and automobiles with bottles of hand sanitizer. Storing this cleaning aid in your car is convenient, but potentially dangerous.

Plano Police Officer David Tilley shared details of an explosiv...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Get into the Swing as Some Sports Programs Return & Dog Parks Open

Softball with mixed races of women

The most recent news from Plano Parks & Recreation relates to local dog parks reopening and some sports activities resuming. Here’s what you need to know as of May 26:

ADULT SOFTBALL AND KICKBALLBased on the Governor’s updated guide...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Do Mosquitoes Pick YOU out of the Crowd…every time?

Mosquito spray products

You may be itching to get outside, but it’s the season for unwanted company to hone in on your fun – mosquitoes. The Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team began setting traps in April to study these blood-sucking pests.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Beware of the “Romance Trap” and Other Scams

Romance scam

The pandemic seems to have given a green light to opportunists, hackers, and others who are out to defraud people distracted by the changing public health situation. Cybercrime is up, and phishing schemes are everywhere. In April, Google reported over 18 ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Coronavirus Update, May 21: More Businesses Open

Plano COVID19 social media graphic

Governor Greg Abbott’s May 18 announcement was about Phase 2 openings, homelessness prevention measures and more. Find timelines, guidance and checklists for businesses and customers on the Open Texas Strike Force website.

In the next 10 days, th...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Put a Snap in Your Day with Pickled Veggies and Hot Chili

Pickled vegetables in jars

Summer gardens will soon start to yield a variety of yummy vegetables ripe for the pickin’. If your DIY micro-farm is producing well this year, consider preserving some of the harvest in pickle jars. Pickling is for more than just cucumbers and ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Hear the Latest Parks & Recreation Reopening News

Inside Plano podcast with PARD staff

Dive into the most current reopening news about Plano Parks & Recreation pools, parks, centers and camps. FIRST, congratulations to Plano Parks for ranking #17 among the nation’s 100 largest cities on the Trust for Public Land ParkScore Inde...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Ask Your Doctor, “Can Memory Loss be Prevented?”

Memory loss brain erase

It’s normal to forget things once in a while. However, forgetting how to make change, use the telephone or find the way home may be signs of a more serious memory problem.

If you are worried about your own memory loss or the memory loss of a love...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Summer Recreation Registration Begins Saturday, May 16

Plano Rec mag cover WEB

The start of summer registration for Parks & Recreation courses is a little different this year. With summer registration on Saturday, May 16, here are some changes you should know:

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Are You a Plano Senior in Need of Help?

Senior men shopping

The latest Inside Plano Podcast explores how the City cares for all of its residents during the COVID-19 crisis – including our senior adults. Hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler are joined by special guests:

  • Brent Bloeche of the Plano Public L...
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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Wooing Nature Can be a Beautiful Thing

Ruby throated hummingbird WEB

If you don’t want to go to nature, bring nature to your backyard. In this week’s episode of Parks & Recreation’s “Wednesday Walk,” Renee Jordan (Parks Planning Manager) talks about some easy tricks to ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

City Council Approves Financial Relief for Residents and Businesses

Grant fund relief for COVID

On May 11, City Council approved two amendments to allocate almost $1.5 million to help relieve financial strain caused by COVID-19. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partner...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Plano Wellness Center Hosts a Variety of July Workshops

Yoga for seniors

The coronavirus hasn’t stopped the Wellness Center for Older Adults from rendering needed support services. Wellness staff provide connections to benefits counseling, medical equipment, caregiver aid and so much more. They are conveniently house...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Share in Plano’s Thank Yous to the Community

PFR Shift Commander

Take a bow as Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif and a legion of firefighters show their appreciation for all the community support. Look at some of the wonderful videos Plano produced:

Listen to “Thank you from Plano Fire-Rescue.”

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Restrictions on Use of City Facilities have Changed

Bark in the Park WEB

Governor Greg Abbott’s recent declarations mean changes to previous City facility closures and operations. Here’s what’s different:

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Use First Responders When Needed for Emergencies

PFR guy by engine truck

Don’t let coronavirus fears stop you from calling on emergency responders when the need arises. There has been a drop in the number of 9-1-1 calls since the start of the pandemic. Understandably there are concerns about contamination. However, h...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Find all the Local Help You Need

Seniors using online services

If questions are troubling you about senior transportation, physical and mental needs or property taxes, there’ a place to get help.

Visit the City of Plano’s Senior Resources webpage for the answers.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Emergency Preparedness: Developing a Care Plan

CDC Emergency Care Plan

Do you have a care plan in place? If not, now may be a good time to start one. A care plan is a form that summarizes a person’s health conditions, medications, healthcare providers, caregiver resources, advance directives and emergency contacts....

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

How to Video Chat on Your Smartphone during COVID-19 Sheltering

Seniors video chatting on smart device

Looking to chat with friends, family and significant others without crowding into the same room together? You’re likely to be resorting to video to actually see the people you’re talking to. There are thankfully plenty of smartphone ap...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

PMAP Assistance Program Helps High-risk Residents

Plano Police Citizen Academy WEB

The Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA) has deployed a volunteer assistance program for Plano residents. The PMAP (PCPAAA Members Assisting Plano) will focus primarily on COVID-19 high risk, at-risk, or temporarily incapacitated Plan...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

“Play in Plano” with Parks & Recreation Online

Parks online family exercise

Plano Parks & Recreation department is bringing its classes and activities to your home—call it our virtual recreation center! At Play in Plano Online, residents can access a variety of fun resources like kid’s activities, family g...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Reduction of Parking Spaces at Arbor Hills Encourages Social Distancing

ArborHills Sign

Extra safety measures are in effect to promote social distancing and improve the quality of visits to one of Plano’s largest green spaces. Parks & Recreation’s award-winning Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, in response to user comments...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

City Tackles Seniors’ Loneliness – No Swiping Right Required

Senior Care Call

Early reports made it clear older persons are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and are highly encouraged to STAY HOME. For a great many seniors, this prolonged period of isolation can be devastatingly lonely! While it doesn’t provide opportunities fo...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

“Ready with Ron” Videos Could Save Your Life

Ready with Ron Food Safety

Ron Moore knows all about emergencies and shares that insight regularly through “Ready with Ron” videos. He’s the City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordinator armed with a wealth of knowledge to help ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Zone-out at Lunch with Art and Music

Painting class online

Step back a little from all the COVID-madness to feed your soul with art and music! Delve into free virtual creative experiences courtesy of Plano Arts and Event. Here’s what’s being offered:

Mondays: Free Live Art ClassTake an online a...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Handling Stress and Coping with COVID-19

Seniors video chatting

Older people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, which may result in increased stress during this crisis. Fear and anxiety about the pandemic can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Things you can do to support yourself include:

  • Tak...
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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Retirees May Soon Get Extra Cash

RSP increase

According to Retirement Security Plan (RSP) provisions, retirees receiving a pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective April 1, 2020.

This increase is applicable for retirees who have received benefits for twelve (12)...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Team Plano Coronavirus DAILY UPDATE

Plano COVID19 social media graphic

A lot happens related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Get the latest on the Plano COVID-19 FAQ page.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Support Plano Restaurants and See Best Times for Senior Shopping

Senior lady shopping

If you’re looking for Plano restaurants offering to-go, drive-through and delivery service, we’ve put together a list. https://www.visitplano.com/blog/support-plano-restaurants-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

Want to know when is the best ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

COVID-19 Healthcare Questions Continue

Coronavirus blood in tube

UnitedHealthcare knows pre-65 retirees have questions about coverage and they have provided a handy COVID-19 FAQ sheet to guide you as you make decisions. Look through this guide, which covers testing questions, virtual visits and more.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Save $$ with PlanoCRX

Plano CRX drug program WEB

Looking for a way to save money on prescription drug? Try PlanoCRX. This voluntary international prescription drug program available to eligible employees, pre-65 retirees and dependents of the City of Plano benefits plan offers:

  • $0 Copays for select BRAND...
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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Are you a Team Plano retiree on an Aetna Medicare supplemental plan?

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As the excitement of the coronavirus heats up, Aetna has a message for you. Effective immediately, Aetna members have access to the following resources:

Aetna will waive co-pays for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19. This policy covers the test ki...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Will Medicare Cover the Cost of a Nursing Home Stay?

Nursing home

Unexpected medical emergencies could mean a prolonged recovery period in a nursing facility. If you are on Medicare, there are a number of questions to address.

When determining whether Medicare will cover nursing care, consider the following categories of...

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