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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Retirement and Volunteering Can Go Hand In Hand

Senior volunteer at work

Think about it.  You’re retired and you finally have time to do what you want to do, but what exactly is that? Becoming a volunteer sounds nice, but where should you look? How do you find the right volunteer opportunity, “the ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue Hosts Homecoming for New Truck

Tuck 8 Push In Ceremony 05102019 (20)

Fire Station #8 welcomed a new truck into service with a Wetdown and Push-In Ceremony. The time-honored tradition was enjoyed by Plano Fire-Rescue staff and community members on May 10.  This station, 4621 Hedgcoxe Road, primarily serves northern...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Grilling for the Holiday? Think Safety First.

Grill man meat

It’s man vs. grill season again; kicked off by the wonderfully long Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27). Lush green lawns and patios will quickly become disaster areas if proper fire safety practices aren't observed. Face it, the charbroil smell is intoxicat...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

“Click It or Ticket” this Memorial Holiday

Fasten seat belt

If you are planning to hit the road this holiday week, remember to buckle up. During the Memorial Day holiday, law enforcement officers across the nation are manning highways for their annual Click It or Ticket Campaign. This effort is aimed at encouragin...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Plano Outdoor Pools Open Memorial Weekend!

Jack Carter pool

PISD schools are out for summer on May 24…so celebrate with a splash and a few cannonballs. Plano Parks and Recreation outdoor pools open for summer on Saturday, May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Yes, it’s been raining…a lot. But, as that litt...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Wellness: Gratitude and Your Health

Gratitude journal

Here’s a quick exercise: think of the things you’re most grateful for and list the top three in detail. By doing this simple exercise, you have created a shift in your hormone pathways which can improve your health. In addition, if pra...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Plano Swears In Its 8th City Manager, Mark Israelson

Mark Being Sworn in

It’s official – Mark Israelson is our new City Manager. During the May 13 City Council Preliminary Open Meeting, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere invited Mark to join him at the podium to be sworn in as Plano’s eighth city manager.

The mayor remembered one of his f...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Spend Memorial Day at Plano Veterans Memorial Park

Sunset at Memorial Park

Join the community in honoring our fallen military on Monday, May 27 at the Veterans Memorial Park.

This year’s observance is from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2101 Bay Hill Dr. The Sunset at Memorial Park includes:

  • A motorcycle ride from the American Legion on...
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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Take Advantage of Your Hospital GAP Benefit

Hospital GAP

Many pre-65 aged retirees are enrolled in the American Fidelity Hospital GAP benefit but never file claims. Did you know you can submit claims as far back as when you originally enrolled in the Hospital GAP plan? Don’t leave your money on the ta...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Senior Wellness Tip: Breathing Techniques

Senior breathing tips

Have you ever noticed how you breathe at the end of the day to relax? You may let out a big sigh of relief. We sometimes use the word “phew” to indicate “I made it” or “I’m so relieved.&rdquo...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Tune in to Inside Plano and Don’t Miss a Second of Fun

Inside Plano image

There’s nothing worse than finding out about awesome events and programs AFTER the fact.

Watch the latest episode of Inside Plano and be one of the first to know, instead of the last.

In the May episode of the Inside Plano podcast, Steve S...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Prepare for the June 8 Run-off Election

Runoff election June 8

Some of the recent political races were settled, but there are a couple races yet to be determined. Saturday's (May 4) election results are available at plano.gov/elections. Council Place 5 and Place 7 are in the Run-off Election on Saturday, June 8.

Plano...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Protect Yourself from Shingles: Here is What You Need to Know

Shingles vaccine

Did you know the same virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles? If you had chickenpox in the past, the virus can reactivate years later and cause shingles. Although shingles is not life threatening, it can be very painful. In some cases, it can c...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Join Weight Watchers Next Week and Reach Wellness Goals

Weight Watchers sign

Be proactive. Attend one of the upcoming Weight Watchers Open House meetings, May 21 or May 22! The next 17-week long WW (Weight Watchers) Workshops begins then. As a bonus for attending one of the initial workshops, you get 15% off the WW membership fee ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Plano Hiring for Summer Positions

Parks summer jobs WEB

Plano Parks and Recreation has job openings for seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. If you or someone you know is looking for a great summer gig with great people, consider applying for one of several jobs. 

From lifeguarding to heading u...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

It’s a Call You Don’t Want to Miss!

UHC Calling

“Hello, this is UnitedHealthcare calling with an important message for YOU!” It may seem unusual, but the next time your phone’s caller ID reads “UnitedHealthcare (UHC),” there’s a good chance it’s an offer to connect you with information to help manage o...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Ed Swiler Says, “Get a Recreation Membership”

Ed Swiler

Park Services Electrician Ed Swiler shares his story of wellness and why he got a recreation center membership. In a recent TeamPlano article, we announced employees and retirees are eligible for 50% discounts on Parks and Recreation Center memberships. S...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Know More about Senior Services with SAGE

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Sign up for SAGE to receive information and advice geared toward adults 50 and over. Get a monthly dose of tips for staying healthy, keeping sharp, being safe and enjoying life in Plano.

Join the SAGE newsletter list.

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Use Technology to Get Convenient Medical Care

Village Health Partners Telehealth

Let medical professionals take care of you from home, the office or even your car – on call. Telehealth Video Conferencing is now available through Village Health Partners (VHP) and Village Health Pediatrics for employees and pre-65 retirees on our benefi...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare eligibility?

Medicare-questions

The closer you get to age 65, the more questions you have about Medicare. A common concern is “How does it work with my City of Plano United Healthcare insurance?” Here are a few things to know.

When do I enroll in Medicare?You may be a...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

See Yourself in a Pair of Warby Parkers?

Warby couple WEB

There’s great news for employees and pre-65 retirees who wear eyeglasses and are on the City’s insurance. Being on the UnitedHealthcare Vision Plan makes you eligible to purchase Warby Parker designer prescription eyewear for ONLY the ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Share Your Green Thumb with the Community Garden

Plano Community Garden (1)

If you’ve got extra time on your hands and a green thumb, lend them to the Plano Community Garden. Helpers of all experience levels are needed to work in this garden, as long as you’re at least 13 years old.

In 2007, this began with a p...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Use Communitas to Make Hospital Stays Less Overwhelming!

Communitas image WEB

There are usually tons of questions and concerns whenever you or a loved-one is in the hospital for any length of time. The City now offers an invaluable resource to help you survive the physical, emotional and financial trauma associated with this kind o...

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