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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Update on the Governor’s Order and Essential vs Non-Essential - April 2

Covid19

The COVID-19 crisis is ever-evolving. In just three weeks, it’s brought tremendous change and uncertainty. We understand it’s been challenging to deal with rapidly-changing information and instructions.

The City of Plano believes simpli...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Tune into the Coronavirus TOWN HALL Meeting Tonight

Town Hall COVID meeting

The topic for tonight’s virtual Town Hall Meeting is COVID-19. Join the panel of City officials for candid talks and get answers to your questions. The meeting (Thursday, April 2) is from 7-8 p.m. online.

Participate 3 ways:

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

“Ready with Ron” Videos Could Save Your Life

Ready with Ron Food Safety

Ron Moore knows all about emergencies and shares that insight regularly through “Ready with Ron” videos. He’s the City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordinator armed with a wealth of knowledge to help ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Employees Set to be “Live Monitors” at Plano Parks

PARD social distancing sign

The City addresses the community’s social distancing concerns at our public green spaces by sending staff to sites. As of April 1, employees from Parks & Recreation and the Plano Public Library will take turns patrolling every major park in ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Zone-out at Lunch with Art and Music

Painting class online

Step back a little from all the COVID-madness to feed your soul with art and music! Delve into free virtual creative experiences courtesy of Plano Arts and Event. Here’s what’s being offered:

Mondays: Free Live Art ClassTake an online a...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Handling Stress and Coping with COVID-19

Seniors video chatting

Older people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, which may result in increased stress during this crisis. Fear and anxiety about the pandemic can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Things you can do to support yourself include:

  • Tak...
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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Retirees May Soon Get Extra Cash

RSP increase

According to Retirement Security Plan (RSP) provisions, retirees receiving a pension may be eligible for an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective April 1, 2020.

This increase is applicable for retirees who have received benefits for twelve (12)...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Team Plano Coronavirus DAILY UPDATE

Plano COVID19 social media graphic

A lot happens related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Get the latest on the Plano COVID-19 FAQ page.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Get the list of COVID-19 Testing Sites and Use the City Hotline

Coronavirus Hotline

The City of Plano has compiled an easy to use list of area coronavirus testing locations. Click the image below to download a printable pdf of Collin County COVID-19 testing sites.

Plano continuously gathers the latest information about the coronavirus and...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Inside Plano: A Doctor's Report on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Inside Plano Podcast

We know you have questions about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. In this bonus episode of Inside Plano, host Shannah Hayley shares a report on COVID-19 given by City of Plano Medical Director Dr. Mark Gamber. His presentation was made to City Council...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Support Plano Restaurants and See Best Times Senior Shopping

Senior lady shopping

If you’re looking for Plano restaurants offering to-go, drive-through and delivery service, we’ve put together a list. https://www.visitplano.com/blog/support-plano-restaurants-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

Want to know when is the best ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

COVID-19 Healthcare Questions Continue

Coronavirus blood in tube

UnitedHealthcare knows pre-65 retirees have questions about coverage and they have provided a handy COVID-19 FAQ sheet to guide you as you make decisions. Look through this guide, which covers testing questions, virtual visits and more.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Save $$ with PlanoCRX

Plano CRX drug program WEB

Looking for a way to save money on prescription drug? Try PlanoCRX. This voluntary international prescription drug program available to eligible employees, pre-65 retirees and dependents of the City of Plano benefits plan offers:

  • $0 Copays for select BRAND...
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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Are you a Team Plano retiree on an Aetna Medicare supplemental plan?

A female doctor with long brown hair in a white coat feels her pulse in front of a computer displayi

As the excitement of the coronavirus heats up, Aetna has a message for you. Effective immediately, Aetna members have access to the following resources:

Aetna will waive co-pays for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19. This policy covers the test ki...

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Learn more about Aetna’s coronavirus resources. Retirees
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Onsite Biometric Screenings Postponed

Biometric screening

Tentatively onsite biometric screenings are rescheduled for mid-July until late August. If you signed up for a spring onsite screening, you’ll get an email from US Wellness noting cancellation. Watch Team Plano for the new dates or download the ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Respond to the 2020 Census this Week

Census 2020 required by law

Your invitation to participate in the 2020 Census begins arriving this week. Be counted for your community!

In accordance with The Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin the arduous process of recording everyone living in this country. Yes, this m...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Looking for lower costs on medications?

Medicine low cost

Compare prices in real time before you fill your prescription. Did you know your covered medications may come with cost-saving opportunities? With Pharmacies & Prescriptions on myuhc.com® and the UnitedHealthcare® app, you’ve...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

New Police Chief Sworn-in During February 24 Council Meeting

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Ed Drain is now the City of Plano’s Chief of Police. Taking the oath of office, administered by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere during the City Council meeting, was a monumental moment in history for both the City and Mr. Drain.

Watch a clip of the swear...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Save on Travel with New DART Discount GoPass Tap Card

DART train in Plano

You may qualify to take public transportation in the DFW area at a significant savings with a new program. Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) Discount GoPass® Tap Card allows needy families and seniors 50% discount on transit fares.

Parti...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Will Medicare Cover the Cost of a Nursing Home Stay?

Nursing home

Unexpected medical emergencies could mean a prolonged recovery period in a nursing facility. If you are on Medicare, there are a number of questions to address.

When determining whether Medicare will cover nursing care, consider the following categories of...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Collin Creek Mall: A trip down Memory Lane

Collin Creek Mall entrance

A city shares fond, humorous memories of a treasured landmark currently undergoing a major reconstruction. Watch this poignant video produced by Evan Ritzell, senior digital producer in the Communications and Community Outreach department.

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Find the Right Resources through the Seniors Community and Wellness Guide

Senior resources

Take the guess work out of locating the people and services that make your life easier. The Senior Advisory Board put together a comprehensive brochure to help you answer the often annoying question, “Who can I call?”

The Seniors Commun...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Do You Want to Volunteer in Plano?

Volunteer at Interurban Museum

The Interurban Railway Museum in downtown Plano is looking for new volunteer tour guides who have a passion for teaching. Their hours are flexible and volunteers contribute between 4 to 12 hours per week.

This Plano landmark is home to engaging interactive...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Retirees, Are You Nearing Medicare Eligibility?

Medicare Enrollment form

There are a few things you need to know before turning 65. The closer you get to age 65, the more questions you may have about Medicare and how it works with your City of Plano United Healthcare insurance.

When do I enroll in Medicare?

You may be automatica...

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