Upcoming Senior Planet Classes

Blog, KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / November 7, 2022

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Senior Planet (from AARP) will be offering many classes this November in several languages. All these classes will enhance and improve your computer proficiency – Chromebook skills, Google productivity tools, enjoying Spotify, choosing a new computer, and more. See the full list and links to register.

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Event: In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work

News / By JCA / November 4, 2022

In Control at 50+

Join us for a virtual conversation with Kerry Hannon, a nationally recognized workplace futurist, author, work flexibility advocate, and financial strategist. Kerry will discuss her latest book, In Control at 50+, and provide strategies and tips for navigating the post-pandemic workplace. Learn how to: Make a successful career transition to something more exciting and rewarding …

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The Older Worker Paradox

Blog, News / By JCA / October 31, 2022

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by Richard Eisenberg, from Next Avenue Here’s a strange paradox regarding older workers: On the one hand, they’re 14% less likely to receive the highest annual performance ratings, according to Mercer’s Workforce Sciences Institute. But, those analysts found, business units’ financial and operational performance rise with increased tenure of their workers. What gives? Some 78% of people …

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JCA Issues 49th Annual Report

News / By JCA / October 20, 2022

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JCA has issued its 49th Annual Report. It highlights stories from those who have benefited from JCA’s programs and introduces the FY22 Award Winners. View the report >>

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Parental Tech Support: Protect Your Parent’s Cell Phone

Blog, News / By JCA / October 19, 2022

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from the Washington Post, by Heather Kelly Parental Tech Support: Everything you should fix on a senior’s phone Clean up and optimize your parent’s smartphone with 20 minutes and this checklist. Next time you see your parents in person (and really, you should visit more often) do everyone a favor. Take 30 minutes to borrow …

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Reduce Risk of Medication Errors

Blog, News / By JCA / October 12, 2022

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from the Beacon, by Mayo Clinic Staff Dear Mayo Clinic: My friend’s father recently died from a medication error. One of his prescriptions was filled incorrectly and caused a fatal reaction. I take multiple medications for various conditions. How can I reduce my risk for a medication error? A: Medication errors refer to mistakes in …

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Beacon 50+Expos Return In Person

News / By JCA / October 4, 2022

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The Beacon newspaper is happy to return to in-person 50+Expos this October after two years of online events. Thousands of attendees are expected to attend the two 50+Expos taking place this year — free, annual events featuring speakers, health screenings, flu shots and other vaccines, informative resources, and entertainment for older adults and their families. …

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You Can Lower Your Prescription Drug Costs

Blog, News / By JCA / October 4, 2022

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Prescription drug costs can add up. Medicare Part D is optional coverage which can defray costs for those who take prescription drugs on a regular basis or think they will need to in the future. Consult the Montgomery County SHIP website, plus you can request a price comparison from SHIP. Refer to this article from …

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When Family Caregivers Need Help, Too

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / October 3, 2022

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from the Beacon, by Ana Prager Hart In the United States, families are the primary source of support for older adults and people with disabilities. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), more than 65 million people — 29% of Americans — provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or …

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New Online Tool Will Help Older Adults Find Transportation Providers

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / September 29, 2022

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Montgomery County recently launched a new online tool to help older adults find volunteer ride providers to help them get where they need to go, when they need to get there. The online tool uses GIS mapping to connect an address with organizations, such as nonprofit groups and senior villages, who provide volunteer rides for such things …

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