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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Senior Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 Research Study

COVID senior hunger study

The medical community has questions about the Impact of COVID-19 and food insecurity on older adults. To get answers, the Department of Social Work at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) is conducting an investigation into the matter.

The University is...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Watch Your City of Plano Utility Bill for a 2,000-Gallon Water Credit

Dripping faucet with pink piggy bank

The City of Plano will provide an automatic 2,000-gallon credit to all residential customers to offset water use for dripping faucets during the winter storm. There is no need to call or file paperwork. The credit will be automatically applied to your Mar...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Senior Recreation Center receives National Accreditation

Exterior at Senior Center

Congratulations to the Sam Johnson Senior Recreation Center for Adults 50+ (SJC) for earning this national honor. The National Council of Aging (NCOA) grants this industry accreditation to only the best facilities. 

The Purpose of this Accreditati...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Water District Switches to Different Disinfectant for Water System

NTWD water treatment plant

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will soon change the type of disinfectant used in our water system. For a 28-day period, beginning Monday, March 1, the District conducts its scheduled annual maintenance.

Normally, chloramines (a combinatio...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Travel the Corridors of the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, FREE

Louvre exterior

Shake off the effects of our winter snow storm with a jaunt through one of the world’s most beautiful museums. Take a virtual adventure abroad to see famous works of art at the Louvre in Paris, France.

No travel itinerary needed and it costs abso...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Dispose of Water-Damaged Demolition and Construction Materials

Unfortunately, many Texans are dealing with varying degrees of damage to their property due to the recent winter storm. If you experienced home damage, you may be wondering how to dispose of items like carpet and pads, sheetrock, tile and wood flooring, p...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Remember Charlotte’s Web in a Different Way

Charlottes Web Wilbur

Nearly everyone has read or at least heard of the children’s classic book, “Charlotte’s Web.” Instead of rereading this family favorite, piece the story together with a fun puzzle.

Got some time on your hands? Click here to get reacquainted with Wilbur and...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Plano Offers Rebates, Loans for Switching to Solar Power

Solar paneled house roof

Residents and local businesses now have the opportunity to explore the use of solar power, affordably. Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) launched the Plano Solar Co-op for members to learn about solar energy and purchase individual solar system...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Hear Tips on Avoiding Covid-19 Fraud & Scams

COVID fraud and scams

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services wants everyone to be on alert for COVID-19 vaccine scams. The Department’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Chris Schrank shares what you need to know in order to be protected agai...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

No In-person Tax Help at Plano Public Library this Year

Need tax prep help

Tax season is underway and many of us are beginning the arduous chore of gathering receipts and documents for filing. Help preparing IRS forms could usually be found at the Plano Public Library, but this year AARP in-person tax assistance has been suspend...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Doors are Open at Wellness Center for Older Adults

Wellness Center nurse health screening

COVID-19 safety protocols caused closures and restricted openings everywhere, but the Wellness Center for Older Adults (WCOA) remained open. Executive Director Joy Hinkelman credits her dedicated staff for their commitment to continue providing care to cl...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Get Up to Speed with the February Inside Plano Podcast

Inside Plano podcast Feb

For February 2021, the long-running Inside Plano podcast continues to deliver on its promise to apprise you of the latest City news. With their fingers literally on the pulse of our fair town, hosts Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler report this month on:&am...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Open Vaccination Hubs and Waitlists (Feb. 11)

COVID vaccine info graphic

Until further notice, new signups for the Collin County vaccine waitlist have been temporarily suspended. Vaccine locations that use the Collin County vaccine waitlist will continue to contact members of the waitlist in Phase 1A and 1B categories to make ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Vaccinations for 1A and 1B Groups (Feb. 4)

COVID vaccine info graphic

The City is only authorized to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to employees in the Phase 1A category – EMS/Public Safety. With vaccine supplies scarce, some public safety employees are still waiting to receive the shot.

It is challenging, but please be pat...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Pre-65ers Can Save in 2022 with the C4H Premium Incentive Program

C4H premium incentive program

It’s not too early to think about our 2022 healthcare benefit costs and how we can save money. Consider this a friendly Connect4Health (C4H) reminder for all pre-65ers. Earn your premium incentive for Benefit Plan Year 2022 by completing two thi...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Roll Back the Rug, Grab a Brush and Turn Up the Volume for Plano Fun

Plano Arts and Events art class graphic

There’s no shortage of enticing things to do in Plano because Plano Arts & Events is serious about fun. Absolutely nobody gets left out of the “winter-happy” with this lineup of FREE socially-distanced activities:

Plano Fa...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Get Loose and Shake Off Mid-morning Doldrums

Senior man exercising at home

You probably won’t “bend it like Beckham” when class is over, but you’ll be in better shape than you are right now. If you’re looking for ways to get in shape in the comfort of your living room, try The Se...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Plano will Host COVID-19 Vaccine Hub (Jan. 21)

COVID vaccine info graphic

Collin County announced today Plano will host one of four vaccine hubs starting next week. Collin County Health Care Services (CCHS) will relocate the hub from its McKinney clinic to Plano ISD's John Clark Stadium next week. The site will be oper...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Well-being and Self-care: How to Start Your Wellness Journey in 2021!

Wellness on a leaf

Self-care is defined as behaviors, activities and skills that you use to take care of yourself. There are a number of dimensions to the practice in each of us – physical, emotional, mental, social, intellectual, environmental and spiritual. Each aspect re...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Wade in for the Fit in Plano Swim Challenge

Oak Point pool

Ring in the start to a healthy and happy New Year with Oak Point Recreation Center’s Fit in Plano Swim Challenge! This new virtual fitness challenge runs Monday, January 11 through Saturday, March 6. It is a great way to accomplish your personal fitness g...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Get a Free Tablet and Wifi Service through the Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center

Free tablets for seniors

Are you an older adult or someone with a disability who's without internet access? Would you like to get FREE access and a tablet for connecting with friends, family and healthcare providers? Need help learning how to use a tablet? The Texas Agin...

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