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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Impacted Financially by COVID-19? Emergency Housing Assistance is Available.

COVID housing assistance

Have you and your family been financially impacted by COVID-19? There is emergency housing assistance available to income-qualified Plano residents. These resources are available to income-qualified Plano residents residing in single-family homes, apartme...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Register for the Medicaid Made Simple Webinar

Medicaid webinar

The Haiman Hogue Law Firm is back with another useful webinar about helping you understand the Medicaid process. Learn everything you need to know about Medicaid and Medicaid benefits for long-term care. 

The class on Monday, May 17 covers how Med...

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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: May 6, 2021

Plano Public Library Earns 2021 Library of the Future Award

ALA Library of the Future award

Plano Public Library (PPL) received the American Library Association’s 2021 Library of the Future Award. The award recognizes innovative planning, application or development of focused patron support relating to information technology in libraries. &n...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Make Time for Summer Recreation Registration

PARD Summer Registration2021 cover

Registration for Plano Recreation summer classes and activities began on May 8, but there is still time to get in on the fun. Patrons can sign up for a wonderful assortment of classes, programs and camps. 

Peruse the new Plano Recreation ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Biometric Screenings Scheduling is Active

Biometric screening cholesterol

Knowing your health numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol – is important to your wellbeing journey. The City of Plano will host onsite biometric screenings at various locations in May! Schedule appointment now.  

To qualify for our Connect4Health ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Sam Johnson Center Reopens MORE of the Facility

SJC fitness room

Beginning on Saturday, May 1, the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJC) continues the phased-reopening of the facility. Parks & Recreation is happy to announce patrons will soon enjoy the fitness area, lounge and billiards room during these hours:

Monday...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Volunteer Drivers Needed to Assist the Elderly

Volunteer to drive seniors

The Wellness Center for Older Adults is looking for volunteers to work their Project Independence program. This service provides non-medical transportation to those who:

  • Have experienced a recent decline in health
  • Have been released from an in-patient facil...
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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Turn Your Excess into Cash at the Community Garage Sale

Plano Community Garage Sale May 15

The Oak Point Recreation Center annual Community Garage Sale is back for 2021 and you don’t want to miss it! Find out what “one man’s trash is another’s treasure” means on Saturday, May 15. Scores of peopl...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Plano Library Learns Blog Wins Branding Iron Award

TLA Branding Iron - Blog award

The Texas Library Association (TLA) awarded the 2021 Branding Iron to Plano in the external communication category. This is an honor for the Plano Public Library, whose many outreach programs have earned accolades statewide and nationally.

The Plano Librar...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

ICMA-RC is becoming MissionSquare Retirement

ICMA becomes MissionSquare

ICMA-RC is excited to share their new name, MissionSquare Retirement. This name change is meant to reflect the company’s expanded mission better. Rest assured, they are the same organization with the same people dedicated to serving Team Plano. 

W...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Rain Barrels…Get Your Rain Barrels, Now on Sale

Rain barrel WEB

Ever considered capturing rainwater from your roof to use in the garden? Think of the money you’d save on your water bill! Sustainability & Environmental Education’s Live Green in Plano has 50-gallon rain barrels on sale now &n...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Plan Travel Routes around Brick Street Work Downtown

Street construction cones

The Downtown Brick Paver project begins at 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 25. All work will be performed overnight (10 p.m.-7 a.m.) Sunday through Thursday evenings to not impact daytime and weekend traffic. One lane of traffic will always be open. This project...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Southern Scripts: What You Should Know

Prescription bottles and med forms

As of January 1, 2021, we switched pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) from Optum to Southern Scripts. This info applies to all pre-65ers ONLY! The role of pharmacy benefit managers is to determine which medications are covered on the prescription drug list a...

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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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Posted on: April 8, 2021

I'm Vaccinated. What Can I Safely Do Now?

I got my COVID shot

On March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do safely.

What does fully vaccinated mean?

Fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks have passed since you received the second dos...

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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

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

Cheers to Plano Public Library on the TMLDA Award

Library New van WEB

Receiving congratulations for winning the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) honor isn’t new for Plano – and that’s great! The Plano Public Library (PPL) was recently chosen as a TMLDA 2020 Achievement of Library Excellence Award recipi...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Call on the Wellness Center for Older Adults, Anytime

wellness center for older adults

The Wellness Center for Older Adults continues to provide trusted services and programs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been changes to how staff delivers assistance, but not to the main services they provide to seniors and caregivers.&nb...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Learn about Property Tax Exemptions for Older Residents

Senior property tax exemptions

Texas homeowners can save money, if they’re of a certain age and live in their home. Did you know that every homeowner is eligible to file a homestead exemption? This exemption reduces your home's taxable value by 20%. See the Collin Ce...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Retirement Security Plan (RSP) Recipients Get Cost of Living Increase

RSP cost of living

According to Retirement Security Plan provisions, retirees receiving an RSP pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This increase is for retirees who have received benefits for 12 months as of March 31, 2021.  

In a...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Looking for 2021 Tax Assistance?

Tax help from AARP

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides virtual and in-person tax assistance for taxpayers who are over age 50 or who have low-to-moderate income. This service is free.

Note that tax service availability (in-person or virtual) will vary due to COVID-19 spread an...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Expand Your Taste Buds with a Foodie Pass

VP taste of Plano logo

Visit Plano delivers a 1-2-punch to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on local restaurant businesses with Plano Foodie Passes. Most humans have about 10,000 taste buds! Satisfy yours by getting a Taste of Plano Foodie Pass to begin your culinary journey...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Apply for a 2021 Temporary Property Tax Exemption

Property tax exemption

You may qualify for a 2021 temporary property tax exemption. With Gov. Greg Abbott's disaster area declaration, Tax Code Section 11.35 allows a qualified property with at least 15% disaster damage to receive a temporary exemption of a portion of the appra...

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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 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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