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08/25/2021
Senior Planet San Antonio Tele-Town Hall

Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio is hosting a live, interactive telephone town hall to discuss digital inclusion, prioritizing funding for services for older adults and the EBB.

We want to invite you to the second Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio interactive telephone town hall scheduled on ...
08/21/2021

We want to invite you to the second Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio interactive telephone town hall scheduled on Wednesday, August 25th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm CDT, to discuss digital inclusion, prioritizing funding for services for older adults, and the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

This is the second of three tele-town halls designed to engage and inform the community on the inequities of digital access for older adults, the importance of changing the way we age, and the work happening at Senior Planet in San Antonio to keep older adults active and connected.

Use this link to register: https://oats.org/sa-town-hall

The August 25th town hall speakers include:

San Antonio District 4 Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia, PhD
Jane Paccione, Managing Director of Collective Impact, San Antonio Area Foundation
Pat Whitty, Community Coordinator, Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio
Darryl Greer, Program Lead, Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio

We want to invite you to the second Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio interactive telephone town hall scheduled on Wednesday, August 25th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm CDT, to discuss digital inclusion, prioritizing funding for services for older adults, and the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

This is the second of three tele-town halls designed to engage and inform the community on the inequities of digital access for older adults, the importance of changing the way we age, and the work happening at Senior Planet in San Antonio to keep older adults active and connected.

Use this link to register: https://oats.org/sa-town-hall

The August 25th town hall speakers include:

San Antonio District 4 Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia, PhD
Jane Paccione, Managing Director of Collective Impact, San Antonio Area Foundation
Pat Whitty, Community Coordinator, Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio
Darryl Greer, Program Lead, Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio

By the time we talked at 12:30pm one Monday, Barbara Witte-Howel had already swum laps, visited the doctor, donated some...
07/30/2021
Becoming a Local Advocate with Barbara Witte-Howel - Senior Planet

By the time we talked at 12:30pm one Monday, Barbara Witte-Howel had already swum laps, visited the doctor, donated some books and picked up some scallions at her local community garden.

Older adults get included in the fight for digital access in the City/County Joint Commission on Elderly Affairs in San Antonio

07/21/2021
Senior Planet San Antonio- 07-21.2021

Tele Town Hall with OATS Founder Tom Kamber and Councilwoman Phillis Viagran. In depth discussion on bridging the digital divide in San Antonio

Join us for an interactive conversation about the inequities of digital access for older adults, the importance of chang...
07/19/2021

Join us for an interactive conversation about the inequities of digital access for older adults, the importance of changing the way we age and the work happening at Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio to keep older adults active and connected. If you join by phone or here on our Facebook live, we’ll pose your questions live to the experts! Pre-register to participate by phone at https://oats.org/sa-town-hall/ and we’ll call you at the start of the event. Or, just come back here at 6 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 21, to participate online.

Join us for an interactive conversation about the inequities of digital access for older adults, the importance of changing the way we age and the work happening at Senior Planet from AARP in San Antonio to keep older adults active and connected. If you join by phone or here on our Facebook live, we’ll pose your questions live to the experts! Pre-register to participate by phone at https://oats.org/sa-town-hall/ and we’ll call you at the start of the event. Or, just come back here at 6 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 21, to participate online.

There's one week left to get your hands on a Senior Planet San Antonio Fiesta medal, and there are two ways get your fre...
06/24/2021

There's one week left to get your hands on a Senior Planet San Antonio Fiesta medal, and there are two ways get your free medal.

1. If you've attended one of our classes use your cell phone or tablet to take a selfie. Email [email protected] with picture and use the hashtag #SeniorPlanetFiesta in the subject line.

2. You can use this link to find an upcoming event and complete our participant survey with your email for a medal. https://seniorplanet.org/locations/san-antonio/events/

If you need tech support to register for an event to get your Fiesta medal call (210) 504-4862.

ICMYI: One of our community partners Munirih Jester has joined the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as their new Prog...
06/10/2021
NDIA Welcomes Munirih Jester to the NDIA Team! - National Digital Inclusion Alliance

ICMYI: One of our community partners Munirih Jester has joined the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as their new Programs Manager. We wish Munirih the best of luck and look forward to working with her and her new leadership role at NDIA. #digitalinclusion

https://www.digitalinclusion.org/blog/2021/06/01/ndia-welcomes-munirih-jester-to-the-ndia-team/

NDIA Welcomes Munirih Jester to the NDIA Team! by Caitlin Schwartz | Jun 1, 2021 | Digital Inclusion News NDIA continues to grow by welcoming Munirih Jester, Programs Manager! Munirih has a wealth of experience and will exponentially increase NDIA’s capacity for change. Munirih Santiago Jester has...

We are thrilled to congratulate Senior Planet trainer and now Councilwoman of #district3sa Phyllis Viagran on her newly ...
06/10/2021

We are thrilled to congratulate Senior Planet trainer and now Councilwoman of #district3sa Phyllis Viagran on her newly elected position to San Antonio City Council.

"I look forward to continuing to serve older San Antonians and work with Senior Planet to help close the digital divide and help older adults thrive online through learning technology," said Councilwoman Viagran.

We are thrilled to congratulate Senior Planet trainer and now Councilwoman of #district3sa Phyllis Viagran on her newly elected position to San Antonio City Council.

"I look forward to continuing to serve older San Antonians and work with Senior Planet to help close the digital divide and help older adults thrive online through learning technology," said Councilwoman Viagran.

Register Today: Senior Planet San Antonio in concert with the Silver Sabbath invites you to join us in a heartwarming co...
05/25/2021
Silver Sabbath's "The Power of Faith, Hope and Resiliency" - Senior Planet

Register Today: Senior Planet San Antonio in concert with the Silver Sabbath invites you to join us in a heartwarming conversation led by our San Antonio spiritual community. Since time tends to heal us, we do not want to lose the memory of how the COVID-19 pandemic has given us the opportunity to grow in faith, love, humility, gratitude and resilience.
https://seniorplanet.org/event/the-silver-sabbaths-the-power-of-faith-hope-and-resiliency

In this virtual session, Senior Planet San Antonio, with the Spiritual leadership from Community Bible Church, The Inspiration Center and Archdiocese of San Antonio will celebrate how faith and character will encourage us to thrive as we engage our communities in today's modern society.

Join us for the Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio’s (SALSA) Older Americans Month Celebration. This weeklong ...
05/16/2021

Join us for the Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio’s (SALSA) Older Americans Month Celebration. This weeklong series will highlight the many older adult centered initiatives in our city that empower us to live our best lives as we age.

May 17th; Reframing Aging: Changing the Narrative
May 18th; Care Giving... A Team Effort: Addressing the Challenges & Opportunities for Caregivers & Their Support Networks
May 19th; Click, Call, Connect: Inclusive Transportation
May 20th; Better Together: Silver Connect
May 21st; Aging Strong: Accessible Housing for All

Use the link in the comments below to register.

Join us for the Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio’s (SALSA) Older Americans Month Celebration. This weeklong series will highlight the many older adult centered initiatives in our city that empower us to live our best lives as we age.

May 17th; Reframing Aging: Changing the Narrative
May 18th; Care Giving... A Team Effort: Addressing the Challenges & Opportunities for Caregivers & Their Support Networks
May 19th; Click, Call, Connect: Inclusive Transportation
May 20th; Better Together: Silver Connect
May 21st; Aging Strong: Accessible Housing for All

Use the link in the comments below to register.

Tomorrow! Join Senior Planet San Antonio at Southside Lions Senior Center for a special drive-in morning of pop-up fun! ...
05/13/2021
Fun & Games with Zoom! @ Southside Lions Senior Center - Senior Planet

Tomorrow! Join Senior Planet San Antonio at Southside Lions Senior Center for a special drive-in morning of pop-up fun! We’ve planned a Spring themed, open air miniseries with a naturally distant parking lot setting. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to participate in virtual games like bingo and trivia and learn some new tech skills along the way.

Register here: https://seniorplanet.org/event/fun-games-with-zoom-pop-up-event-at-the-southside-lions-senior-center/

Join Senior Planet San Antonio at Southside Lions Senior Center for a special drive-in morning of pop-up fun!

Register today! Join us for our “I’m Not Elderly” – Reframing the Aging Conversation for Central Texas Media Outlets. Th...
04/28/2021
“I’m Not Elderly" – Reframing the Aging Conversation - Senior Planet

Register today! Join us for our “I’m Not Elderly” – Reframing the Aging Conversation for Central Texas Media Outlets. This virtual discussion, hosted by Senior Planet San Antonio from AARP with Rob Faubion, AGE of Central Texas, Jane Paccione, SALSA, Annette Juba, AGE of Central Texas, Linda Burton, City of Buda Seniors Task Force, and Senior Planet San Antonio, will provide an opportunity for community leaders and media professionals to learn about aging trends in Texas and the reframing aging movement.

Speakers will address misinformation around aging, inform participants of trends in Central Texas, and discuss best practices when reporting on aging and older adults.

https://seniorplanet.org/event/reframing-aging-for-media-age-central-texas/

“I’m Not Elderly" – Reframing the Aging Conversation: Join this timely conversation regarding how media can improve communication regarding ageing and older adults.

Best known for his TV sitcom, George Lopez has built an impressive career by examining his Mexican-American culture in s...
04/27/2021
George Lopez Talks to Senior Planet - Senior Planet

Best known for his TV sitcom, George Lopez has built an impressive career by examining his Mexican-American culture in stand-up comedy. Exporting his talents to TV and film, he featured in Fatal Instinct, Valentine’s Day and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, lending his voice to numerous animated movies. His brand of humor is often b***y, so Lopez, 60, was shocked to be invited to star as God’s motorcycle-riding messenger opposite Edward James Olmos in the uplifting golf comedy, Walking With Herb.

George Lopez talks exclusively to Senior Planet about his life, his latest work and the unique inspiration that started his career.

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur? This lecture gives an overview of some important digital tools to help y...
04/02/2021
Startup! - Senior Planet

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur? This lecture gives an overview of some important digital tools to help you get your online business up and running. Learn about e-commerce sites, how social media can help promote your business, and how you can use video chat platforms for services. We will also cover how to get paid using digital payment services.

https://seniorplanet.org/event/startup-18/

Learn about e-commerce sites, how social media can help promote your business, and how you can use video chat platforms for services. We will also cover how to get paid using digital payment services. Hosted by Senior Planet San Antonio

Join Senior Planet and News Literacy Project for an insightful webinar on how to fact check and verify information onlin...
03/30/2021
Fact-Checking and Digital Verification - Senior Planet

Join Senior Planet and News Literacy Project for an insightful webinar on how to fact check and verify information online

Information is the most fundamental element of democracy. It is the basis for citizens’ understanding of the world around them; how we analyze social issues, assess challenges, determine political priorities, form opinions and evaluate our options. https://seniorplanet.org/event/fact-checking-and-digital-verification/

Join Senior Planet and News Literacy Project for an insightful webinar on news literacy.

03/05/2021

On February 24, Senior Planet San Antonio hosted a COVID-19 Town Hall with Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales (D5), Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran (D3), and Dr. Lyssa Ochoa, where we provided an opportunity for our community to learn about how the City is collaborating with the councilwomen and WellMed to provide the roll out of vaccines to older adults in San Antonio.

Use this link to read some of the event highlights, and to watch the full YouTube video: https://seniorplanet.org/news/2021/03/04/san-antonio-covid-19-vaccine-resources-and-updates

Similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, the storm also put older Texans at higher risk. Senior Planet trainer Pat Jasso, 69,  ...
02/27/2021
Senior Planet Updates: Recovery Efforts in San Antonio, Texas - Senior Planet

Similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, the storm also put older Texans at higher risk. Senior Planet trainer Pat Jasso, 69, says that at first, the snow was beautiful – until her electricity shut off overnight, while temperatures outside continued to drop below freezing. Luckily, she was able to find warmth at her daughter’s house, located just a few blocks away and connected to a different power grid. “My situation was not as bad as others,” says Jasso, “but if I hadn’t had the resources to stay at my daughters’ house, I would have been very worried.”

Here's a field report from Texas in the aftermath of the devastating winter storm - and one way technology can help.

Join the City of San Antonio’s District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez and Senior Planet San Antonio for a fun game of virtua...
02/26/2021
Virtual Bingo with Councilman Manny Pelaez - Senior Planet

Join the City of San Antonio’s District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez and Senior Planet San Antonio for a fun game of virtual bingo!

Beginners and seasoned players are welcome, and all can participate from the comfort of home with Zoom. Lucky winners from this event will be entered into a special drawing to win H-E-B gift cards!

Get to know your city councilman over a fun game of virtual bingo!

Join the City of San Antonio’s District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez, and Senior Planet San Antonio, for a fun game of virt...
02/23/2021

Join the City of San Antonio’s District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez, and Senior Planet San Antonio, for a fun game of virtual bingo!

Beginners and seasoned players are welcome, and all can participate from the comfort of home with Zoom. Lucky winners from this event will be entered into a special drawing to win an official bag of treats from Senior Planet!
https://seniorplanet.org/event/virtual-bingo-with-councilman-manny-palaez/

Councilman Manny Pelaez said this week's special event with his office will include a few cash prizes, and other special...
02/22/2021

Councilman Manny Pelaez said this week's special event with his office will include a few cash prizes, and other special gifts. Like and share this flyer to help reach all of the D8 seniors in San Antonio.

This COVID-19 Town Hall, hosted by Senior Planet San Antonio from AARP with Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales (D5), Councilw...
02/22/2021
COVID-19 Town Hall: Separating Fact From Fiction - Senior Planet

This COVID-19 Town Hall, hosted by Senior Planet San Antonio from AARP with Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales (D5), Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran (D3), and Dr. Lyssa Ochoa, will provide an opportunity for seniors to learn about how the City collaborated with the councilwomen and WellMed to provide the roll out of vaccines to the Seniors in San Antonio. Speakers will address misinformation around the COVID-19 vaccine, information about how to sign up for the vaccine through multiple channels (over the phone OR online), and discuss the challenges and successes that they have seen thus far and what the future rollout could look like.

https://seniorplanet.org/event/covid-19-town-hall-separating-fact-from-fiction/

Join Senior Planet San Antonio for a COVID-19 Town Hall with Councilwoman Gonzales (D5), Councilwoman Viagran (D3), and Dr. Lyssa Ochoa.

Participants, we want to hear from you. The historic weather conditions are significantly impacting our San Antonio comm...
02/18/2021
Let’s Talk About the 2021 Winter Storm - Senior Planet

Participants, we want to hear from you. The historic weather conditions are significantly impacting our San Antonio community. Please join Senior Planet San Antonio on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CST) to chat, vent, and keep each other informed on how this weather is affecting you and your loved ones.

https://seniorplanet.org/event/lets-talk-about-the-2021-winter-storm/

Join us to chat, vent, and keep each other informed on how this weather is affecting you and your loved ones.

The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce that our next online Book Club offering is…..The House on Man...
02/16/2021

The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce that our next online Book Club offering is…..

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

For week one of our Book Club, please read chapters 1-11 by Tuesday, February 23rd.

Then come back to https://seniorplanet.org/articles/online-book-club/ and we will open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what we read.

We’ll meet over Zoom to discuss the full book the week of March 15th. More details to come!

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Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping older adults. Our mission is to harness technology to change the way we age. Since 2004, we’ve innovated one of the nation’s most powerful models to shape the future of aging.

At OATS we believe that older adults possess limitless potential to develop as individuals, to support their families and communities, and to change the world. We strive to infuse this distinctive view of aging into all our work and empower seniors to shape their own destinies.

Through our Senior Planet brand, we develop and provide curriculum and training directly to older adults. Today, Senior Planet is the nation's most effective program for transforming the lives of older adults through a powerful combination of technology, in-person training, online tools, and community-building spaces and events.

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