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2020.11.25 19:42 AsheboroWoman AARP Advantage Plan

Does anyone have the Advantage Plan (I hope that's the right terminology) through AARP? If so, how do you like it. I know someone who says they have the same plan but not through AARP and loves it. I'm most concerned about my current doctors accepting it.
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2020.11.19 01:41 strangedude59 Random thoughts 8 months out

My sister has Covid (only loss of smell, some congestion) so I'm off the hook for Thanksgiving. I may post a picture of whatever small bird I cook that day. My preference was to stay at home this holiday, and I'm actually excited about cooking my own small bird this year. Don't know if it will be chicken, duck, Cornish game hens or something else. Depends on what's in this slightly upscale store that I don't normally go to next week.
I had an error in my thinking. Taking my wife off the AARP mailing list didn't mean she was dead, just off their list. Still lots of Medicare mailings before the deadline.
I've come to a complete stop as to dealing with her stuff. It hurts to look at it, it would hurt to throw it out or even donate. I'm not moving out in the near future and no one is moving in so I guess inertia is OK.
Still dealing with the small things. I have a picture of one of those if I ever get around to it. I also had a mini crying episode in a grocery store over the songs they were playing. The first song made me sad, I don't even remember what it was, then they followed it with "I had a Dream" by Billie Eilish. I lost it for a few seconds because I consider the song to be extremely sad. Luckily it was followed by Flock of Seagulls "I ran" The thought of a 61 year old male crying over a Billie Eilish song even makes me laugh.
I still have good days, bad days. I think the bad days are worse now because there is no one here with me. I may try dating websites in the future, but I'm in no rush. Usually anyone I've fallen in love with just pops up out of nowhere.
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2020.11.05 22:00 m3hchelle_fl I love Florida

I'm very new to stand up. Classic tale, everyone says I'm funny, should do stand up. I've been doing improv classes and I started a standup class. This is my first attempt at writing a 5 minute plus set. I'm worried I'm more or less rambling through this and would love any help -- if there's really anything salvageable and worth working with here. I'm still thinking through a closing joke. Thanks!
I’m one of like 50 people born and raised in Florida. We’re a massive state but everyone moves here. We are a melting pot of so many types of people.
Our largest and most well known group of transplants is our retirees. We actually have so many retirees here the average age of a Florida citizen has risen to like 97 years old.
As you could imagine that affects our states culture in so many ways. For example restaurants factor all of their discounts into the menu price now. They were so sick of arguing over expired coupons and AARP cards. The Karen induced turnover rates were sky rocketing. We couldn’t keep our iHops staffed.
Another great example is the booming medical industry they have brought with them. It takes so much to keep the older retirees alive, they’re like glass. And it has started to help our economy in unexpected ways.
A couple weeks ago I read that NASA – who if you didn’t know has been plagued with years of budget cuts thanks to very smart politicians who believe climate change is a hoax, Mars isn’t worth the trouble and the moon is probably made of cheese, and well we have plenty of that here already – is going into a partnership with Viagra.
Those two played around with it for a while. It took a lot of back and forth. It even got pretty heated at times. But it all came to a wonderful end. Viagra will now advertise on NASA rockets and the Kennedy Space Center is actually being renamed the “Little Blue Pill Spaceport”. And in return NASA is getting the money they need. I’m super excited, we needed the help and if anyone could get our rockets back up again, it’s Viagra.
That’s great news for all of us. But in an unexpected way they are hurting our theme park industry. It’s starting to get out that people no longer need to mortgage their homes or sell off their organs to afford a Disney vacation.
Words getting around the internet that not all of the most exciting thrill rides are in the theme parks. It’s actually our roadways which are packed with this generation of people so old they once believed cigarettes cured asthma. These folks often forget where they are and how to drive. The scariest part is you never when it’s going to happen.
But when it does your family will be on their toes dipping, dodging and swerving to avoid being run off the road. Move over space mountain, it’s grandma Mabel’s wild grocery run. And at Disney all you get at the end of the ride is an expensive and awkward family photo always taken from the worst angle. At the end of this ride you and your family will get the greatest souvenir of all... your lives.
We love our retirees, please don’t get me wrong.
Another huge group of people are northerners and they drive me crazy. But let me start off by saying I want everyone to move here. I don’t care who you are. When you move here, bring as many people as you can. Steal people. Kidnap people. Seriously bring them all with you. We love not having to pay state taxes. The more the merrier.
But the northerners drive me fucking crazy because they sound like broken smoke detectors when they get here. “Iiiiiiiiiiiiits so hot! Iiiiiiiiiiiiits so humid! Thhhhhhhhere are no seasons! Whhhhhhheres the snow”
It’s Florida... we’re literally a state full of swamps. We stick out into the middle of the ocean. What the fuck did they expect?
We also have a lot of LGBT people down here who come from all over. A ton! Especially in Orlando. I’ll argue that Orlando is one of the gayest cities in America. In fact I’m convinced every rainbow begins or ends in Orlando.
And I think the best proof is how important brunch is in Orlando.. No one goes to church here on Sunday – and remember we’re in the south. All they do in the south is shoot guns and praise Jesus. Instead we all go to brunch. It’s our religion here, all praise be to thy holy bottomless mimosa specials.
We have all types of brunch too. We have vegan brunch, BBQ brunch, Spanish brunch and even drag show brunch. But that’s the most controversial brunch of them all for me. See I don’t trust drag queens. They scare me.
And I don’t mean that in a they disgust me... cross the street... hide the children kind of way. No I mean it’s scary how skilled they are. If you go to drag shows – and you’re into women – I bet at some point you have or you will see a queen on stage who is like your 12/10. Go to enough shows and it’s bound to happen. When you do, follow her off stage to her changing room. I know that sounds creepy but it’s for a good cause. Hang out and watch. She may come back out later looking like Bill Bob Thornton in sling blade.
That’s too much power for anyone person to have. I promise you if we don’t address this now there will come a time where marauding groups of drag queens will cause absolute chaos all over this state.
Think about this, there are so many desperate men out there looking for sex. Well it’s 2020, let’s be equal here, there are so many desperate women and genderless people too.
And I’m going to pick on bank tellers here. That’s because let’s face it they’re not living the rock star lifestyle. I doubt any of them wake up excited like “today’s the day, I’m going to break so many twenties! I’ll do it with two tens... no four fives... oh let’s get wild, two fives and ten ones!”
That career field is probably packed disproportionately packed with the most sex deprived people. So let’s imagine one together and I’ll call him Jerry. Here’s Jerry working. He looks up as three gorgeous women approach his counter. He’s thinking, “woah… play it cool Jer’.” It’s actually a group of drag queens.
The next thing he knows he has a rhinestoned pistol in his face. The he’s tossed a rhinestoned bag. They demand he empties all the money into the bag. And anyone familiar with drag queens knows they didn’t just ask, they sang it. “Biiiitch better have my money! Fill up that bag honey!”
Now Jerry is filling up the bag. He’s desperate remember, so he’s got this idea that if he helps them out maybe he’ll get some phone numbers and more later. He’s filling up the bags and he’s even warning them about the alarm. “Linda over here set over the silent alarm! You’ve got to hurry, you have about 3 minutes.” He’s scrambling to find as much cash as he can and he’s filling that bag like his sex life depends on it.
He hands over the bag and starts rambling. “I don’t want to toot my own horn here but I was a lot of help, maybe later we could...” and like any women Jerry’s put moves on, they’re running.
The cops eventually show up and they’re interviewing Jerry. He’s firing off unnecessary details like he’s explaining a porn he just watched to his blind friend. “Officer these ladies... They had fuck me eyes. Asses so big they could double as shelves. High cheek bones like Cher. And enormous tits!” The police take all of that and put together a composite sketch. Immediately they know who they’re looking for, it’s the Kardashian family.
Meanwhile our drag queens are literally relaxing the parking lot. They’re counting the money, in broad daylight. They’re in no rush. Why? They’ve scrubbed off their make up, tossed away the wigs and changed their clothes.
An officer walks up, “You gentleman haven’t seen the Kardashian sisters run by with a giant glittery bag of money, have you? They just robbed this bank!”
"Oh no. Well no honey, we haven’t."
This is a very real situation, it could happen. This is why I feel like we need to regulate drag queens. License them like we do with guns and commercial trucks.
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2020.11.05 05:58 brinson27 50+

As a card carrying member of AARP, and the 52 year old, self proclaimed “AEW Dark Resident Expert”, I have always gotten a kick out of the BTE show, especially the bit “for the 50+”. The video package for Kenny and Hangman with Cinderella’s ballad “Don’t know what you got” was the best video package, in my opinion, that they have ever done. Maybe it’s the 50 plus in me, but I just loved it! God bless AEW, Full Gear is going to be awesome!
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2020.11.03 20:05 lkliz Happy National Caregivers Month!

Happy National Caregiver's Month! I just wanted to take a minute to send some love out to all of the amazing caregivers in this forum. As a 3-time former family caregiver myself I know what a demanding job caregiving is. Just know that there are people out there who see you. And personally, I think you are all heroes! Here is a link to a comprehensive report, Caregiving in the US 2020. It's put out by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving. The stats in there probably won't surprise any of you, but it will show you that you are not alone! Have a great day everyone :) -Liz Craven, host, Sage Aging podcast
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2020.11.03 20:01 lkliz Happy National Caregivers Month!

Happy National Caregiver's Month! I just wanted to take a minute to send some love out to all of the amazing caregivers in this forum. As a former family caregiver myself I know what a demanding job caregiving is. Just know that there are people out there who see you. And personally, I think you are all heroes! Here is a link to a comprehensive report, Caregiving in the US 2020. It's put out by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving. The stats in there probably won't surprise any of you, but it will show you that you are not alone! Have a great day everyone :) -Liz
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2020.10.27 22:11 jcravens42 Seniors & Tech Literacy in the Time of COVID

Seniors & Tech Literacy in the Time of COVID seems to be a hot topic right now on the TechSoup online community forum. Below are the TechSoup threads this year related to this subject. If you have resources regarding helping seniors with tech literacy, especially that can be helpful for nonprofits supporting seniors remotely, comment below:

AbilityNet is a charity in the UK that supports people of any age, living with any disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education - helping to build a more accessible digital world. AbilityNet has a network of 300+ volunteers across the UK. Many older people and people with disabilities experience difficulties with their technology - these volunteers can provide one-to-one IT and technology support remotely and, when there isn't a global pandemic, through home visits. http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/26/t/46768.aspx
NYC nonprofit seeks online volunteers to teach seniors about video conferencing: DOROT is a nonprofit organization based in New York City addressing the challenges of an aging population. We serve our clients with a diverse range of programs and services. We deliver those programs and services through intergenerational connections with volunteers of all ages. Do you know how to use FaceTime or Zoom? Can you spend a few hours (virtually) teaching a senior so that they can have that ‘home for the holidays’ feeling by connecting online with loved ones this holiday season? http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/28/t/46742.aspx
Digital inclusion by seniors, for seniors in Germany: Herbert Schmidt is an activist in Germany who promotes digital literacy and digital access for seniors. we successfully launched our project ′′ Digital mobile in old age ′′ with 10 participants in a 1 1/2-hour presence event. Now in virtual mode it will continue for the next eight weeks. Objective: Everyone should be familiar with using a tablet and be able to handle ZOOM. We are excited. http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/26/t/46638.aspx
Cyber-Seniors Mentors Needed (volunteers): Cyber-Seniors’ mission is to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. It does so through the development and dissemination of resources that enable community organizations to provide tech-training for senior citizens using an intergenerational, youth volunteer model. Youth are provided with lessons and learning activities to train them to act as digital mentors, and senior citizens gain access to effective technology training and intergenerational communities that keep them socially connected and engaged. Cyber-Seniors invite teenagers, young adults and individuals of any age who are tech-savvy, to volunteer to deliver tech training and support and support to seniors. http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/28/t/46552.aspx
Helping seniors have meaningful interactions with youth online: The coronavirus pandemic has separated many families, and that has meant technologies like Zoom and FaceTime are the way many grandparents and grandchildren interact. In fact, grandparents’ video calls have become an essential form of virtual babysitting. But sometimes those exchanges can feel awkward, or there's dead air, or grandparents struggle with digital tools. This article from AARP on how to help these calls be more meaningful and less awkward is for grandparents talking with grandkids, but the ideas are good for ANY program engaging seniors or, really, ANYONE, online from their homes (which many online mentoring and tutoring programs and virtual visit programs are attempting). http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/26/t/46523.aspx
Bunbury, Australia libraries seek online volunteers to mentor seniors about tech online http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/28/t/46513.aspx
A volunteer program in Singapore builds a digital bridge for older citizens amid COVID-19 isolation. Singapore is one of the fastest aging societies in the world. About 560,000 people aged 65 and over make up about one-fifth of the total population. Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and its corporate partners Microsoft, Cognizant, and Grab, have launched Virtual Digital Clinics as part of its digital inclusion efforts. It is a program that helps seniors to get advice from volunteers and to access essential digital services from home. http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/109/t/46423.aspx
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Community Tech Network to modify its services to better match the needs of those we support. Before, its volunteers were placed with its local partners throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Austin, Texas, and older adult learners received their training in these partner locations. Volunteer digital coaches are needed for at risk-seniors to help them learn to use tech and stay connected to the world (Spanish speakers highly encouraged to apply). http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/28/t/46358.aspx
CTN also needs volunteers that speak Cantonese or Mandarin to help as digital coaches to help seniors: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/28/t/46117.aspx
Seniors are left behind online, including regarding telehealth, in the pandemic era. Story shared by Community Tech Network . http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/109/t/46241.aspx
Seeking Recommendation for Tablets with built-in Wifi for Seniors. http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/23/t/45956.aspx
Supporting seniors remotely, online & via phone, to counter social isolation - curating resources to help remote volunteers: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/26/t/45910.aspx
How nonprofits that help seniors are adapting to remote training / engagement because of COVID-19 dangers: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/26/t/45824.aspx
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2020.10.27 20:12 MorrisatLarge Gamers in their 50s?

It's kind of wild to think that people in their 50s represent the first real generation of people who are lifelong gamers. I'm writing a story about this for AARP (of all places) and would love to talk with people 50 and above who still love video games. Perhaps you gave up on them for a while and came back... Perhaps you never stopped. I'd like to hear your stories and talk more about your journey, if you're open to it.
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SUEDE OTK SW STYLE LOW HEEL
SUEDE OTK SW-STYLE TALL HEEL
SUEDE OTK SW-STYLE RUGGED SOLE
WESTERN STYLE KNEE BOOT TALL HEEL
OTK SNEAKER BOOT
VINTAGE WESTERN BOOT
TURQUOISE WESTERN BOOT
FRINGED WESTERN BOOT
EMBROIDERED TALL WESTERN BOOT
OTK WESTERN BOOT
FRONT-TIE UGG BOOT
“GUCCI” HIGH TOP
UGG CLASSIC TALL
FUR & LEATHER UGG
WINTER WEDGE TALL
SUEDE/FUR WEDGE FOLDABLE for short to OTK
CUT-OUT BOOTIE

**THAT’S IT FOR NOW, BUT I WILL PROLLY RETURN WITH MORE** 😁😁👢❤️👢
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2020.10.23 21:35 Liquatic Anyone else here like Alcove VR?

It was the first thing I downloaded when I got my Quest, because it was like a room you could customize with photos and all kinds of things. I thought it would remind me of my old days in Playstation Home, and it does quite well, only now I realize it's made by the AARP for seniors? I'm only 33 but love this experience and wish there were more like it.
Anyone else not a senior that enjoys Alcove?
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2020.10.07 20:20 180andMe The T-14 as expected by Daddy.

Yale:
Sometimes as I lay on the lawn sipping my macchiato, I reflect upon the hardships I endured during Teach for America. Truly, for my courage I deserve a medal. But what, by nature, is that of courage? Ah! Perhaps a future publication? Daddy would be proud.
Stanford
Ever heard of Shitstagram? Yes, it was my idea and those bastards stole it, even if Daddy could never prove it. I aspire to make the terms of service font so small that not even Zuckerberg has glasses big enough to notice I’m stealing his data.
Harvard
It’s all true, okay. I wasn’t breast fed, I was best fed. My summers, I spent in the Maldives. My winters, in Switzerland. My study abroad, learning Mexican in Spain. I reek of wealth. I pity the plebeians. I am completely incapable of pronouncing the “r” in Hahvad due to my training. I snack on beluga caviar. My Daddy profiteered off of 8 wars, yes that’s right. We bleed Crimson. And we are NOT fucking ashamed.
Columbia
Wall Street bankers are people too okay, and they need advocates. Someone who will work hard to keep their bellies nice and fat. Someone who knows that giving back means gifting a subprime mortgage to a struggling family of eight on Christmas morning. That someone was my Daddy, who always helped these humble folks stay one step ahead of the tax laws.
Chicago
Daddy told me once that fun is the enemy of success. That fun should be forbidden. Daddy was right.
NYU
Who am I? My Daddy donated $2.5 million to Harvard in 1998, I was admitted in 1999. My Daddy donated $3 million to NYU in 2001, I was admitted in 2003. Together, my Daddy in-law and I are dismantling American democracy. Oh, and I tested negative, feel the best I have since law school.
UPenn
So why Penn? Because Daddy.
UVA
Omg is this reeel life?? Getting in to law school before all my friends and all my fellow redditors makes me feel very satisfied. Daddy says I should still hold out for Hahvad.
Northwestern
Monday: Jazzercize & water aerobics, Tuesday: Lu’au night buffet style, Wednesday: Golf with Herb, Thursday: Meeting with AARP, Friday: new student orientation at Northwestern, Daddy’s dying wish.
Berkeley
Hair gelled to perfection (the messy look)? Check. Dapper attire? Check. Photographer? Only the best. Five of my wokest friends? Oh yea. You think I’m going to a wedding? Nah, I’m protesting. Don’t tell Daddy please.
Michigan
Daddy loves the Youtube. Daddy loves the Dean Z. I go to the law school now.
Duke
My happy place is hanging upside down, guzzling Keystone ice and hitting gravity bongs with my Brothers. And Daddy thought this would be an educational experience, pssh.
Cornell
Daddy said I’d be right outside the big city. Daddy said I could come home to Long Island on the weekends. The trees are nice out here. Sometimes I wonder if Daddy sent me away for a reason?
Georgetown
When I was a small lad, Daddy sent me to a wrestling academy for gifted children. He taught me that dominance is survival. That one's colleagues, classmates, and political opponents can simply be wrestled into submission.
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2020.09.12 19:56 PGHNerd Senior Isolation - The Silent Killer

I wrote this for ConnectedForYou and was published on June 18, 2019. Given everything occurring globally right now in regards to COVID-19 this article I feel has become more important than ever.
Social isolation can have devastating effects physically, mentally, and emotionally for older adults, a correlation that often goes unrecognized and can, potentially, result in death. Studies have shown that loneliness can increase the risk of death for older adults by 26 percent,[1] and this is true whether the individual says they feel lonely or not.
Nearly one-third of older adults, ages 65+ living outside a nursing home or hospital, live alone; with the likelihood of living alone increasing as they age.[2] While isolation may not be the cause of death, it is always a risk factor1 and 43% of adults over the age of 65 living alone report feeling lonely on a regular basis.[3] Isolation can reduce access to needed resources, contribute to the misutilization of healthcare services, and is associated with an increased risk for life-threatening health conditions such as falls, re-hospitalization, and even dementia.[4,5]
Loneliness can be a greater risk to the senior’s health than smoking, sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, and obesity.[6]
Senior isolation exists at many levels including individual, family, community, and societal, which can make it difficult to recognize and address. It results from living far away from family and friends, the loss of a spouse or sibling, cognitive decline, impairment in mobility and senses, and/or changes to socioeconomic and health status.[7] As seniors age, their inner circles become smaller due to friends and family moving or passing away, their ability to continue to participate in hobbies declines due to impairment in mobility and function. Further, living far away from family can make regular communication difficult.[4]
The impact of these changes can be physical, mental, and emotional; isolated seniors have a 59 percent greater risk of mental and physical decline.[8] A decline in the ability to perform activities of daily living, of course, accelerates the need for in-home assistance and support, or a move to assisted living. It is extremely important, then, to recognize and address isolation, whether through face-to-face interaction, regular phone calls, apps like Facetime, talking with neighbors and friends, or specialized programs focused on this very issue.
To identify senior isolation, consider the following:
Reports of loneliness A recent death of a loved one or close friend or a move away from or by close friends Accelerated hearing or vision loss or onset of other physical disability Recent inability to drive Decreased desire to socialize or engage in activities or conversations previously of interest Observed or self-reported changes in health status including weight, appetite, sleep, and cognition To understand senior isolation, consider the following:
Actively listen to your loved one and clarify your understanding of what they are telling you. At the same time, be observant of subtle changes in their behavior, likes and dislikes, and their physical and emotional health. Not all loneliness is permanent nor a significant problem; it can come and go or be mild; it makes sense to keep this in mind. Work with the senior your concerned about to develop a plan of action to reduce isolation in a way that is meaningful and engaging to them. Loneliness is often the feeling of no longer being valued; it’s important that suggesting new activities be linked to something that brings a sense of value rather than just doing something because it’s something to do. To diminish the effects of senior isolation, older adults may want to consider the following:
Address any physical issues that may be keeping the senior from socializing such as incontinence, hearing and vision tests, and proving or arranging for transportation. Encourage: Volunteering through programs such as tutoring children, helping at a daycare, interacting with the animals at the local shelter, or participating in more religious community activities. These are all great ways to reduce isolation and increase self-worth. Joining a club or organization, what hobby does the senior love? Is there a local group in the area they could meet with? This could be an opportunity to rediscover a passion. Using technology such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, or Apple’s Facetime. Face-to-face conversations are much more personal than a regular phone call or letter. These technologies are also very easy to use and can be voice activated for those with vision or arthritis difficulties. Talking about events in their life that others (grandchildren, community groups) would find interesting (military service, career, hobbies, and such). Most importantly, it is the thought that counts. Small gestures such as a card, quick phone call, or stopping in for a hello can make a big difference. It doesn’t take an entire slate of activities to reduce isolation, it only takes recognition and a thoughtful approach. Isolation and loneliness can kill. They can have a snowballing impact on an older adults’ health. However, by taking time to understand what is going on in their life, listen to what they have to say, and utilize resources valuable to both yourself and them, you can combat social isolation and enhance the quality of life so that aging can take place with dignity and some of the known challenges, and worst outcomes, can be avoided.
Citations:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/social-isolation-may-shorten-the-lives-of-seniors/ https://www.ioaging.org/aging-in-america https://www.agingcare.com/articles/loneliness-in-the-elderly-151549.html https://www.medicareadvantage.com/senior-isolation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22766606 https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/01/18/loneliness-might-be-a-bigger-health-risk-than-smoking-or-obesity/#56cd8b5025d1 https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/aarp_foundation/2012_PDFs/AARP-Foundation-Isolation-Framework-Report.pdf https://www.agingcare.com/articles/loneliness-in-the-elderly-151549.htm
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2020.09.11 18:27 trashrat_josh Need to rant for a minute (23M)

Hey guys, been a long time since I last posted. Made it two years in remission before getting dropped into a flare up Mankind style circa 1998. At the end of June I lost all my appetite. Shortly after I started having massive amounts of pain and constipated diarrhea. Since the beginning of August I've lost 13 pounds. I'm 6ft and 123Lb. I don't recognize myself in the mirror. It looks like Jack Skellington broke bad and started shooting heroin. I've got a job that requires me to be on my feet for 5 hours at a time without sitting down, and prednisone has my joints applying for an AARP membership. I'm just so tired. And I have so much I have to get done within the coming months. Trying to finance my first home, going back to college, attempting to find a career field that doesn't make me sleep for 14 hours after I get off work, it just all seems to pile up. I know I can do it, I know I'll beat this flare up, it's just tough. My loved ones ask if there's anything to they can do to help, and there never is. It's hard enough trying to build a future for yourself, and after this year, a flare up just feels like another brick in the wall. I think we all crave some assurance that we'll make it through our worst times, and hopefully better for it. I'm not the type to wallow in my own self misery, and I'm of course going to keep pushing forward, but it just all feels so heavy. Wish I could just fast forward 5 years. I could really use some encouragement right now.
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2020.09.07 02:45 abenb New possible LCS Partners

Hi friends, Riot seems like they need more sponsors for the LCS. We all love the Bud Light Ace and Red Bull Baron, so I've come up with some possible partnerships for them. Any other suggestions?
Popeye's Biscuit Choke
Tampax First Blood
Equifax Baron Steal
AARP Elder Dragon
PG&E Infernal Soul
American Airlines Cloud Soul
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2020.09.02 14:31 pshaffer Midlevel issues [Residency] [Serious]

Those of you here have many things on your mind about your professional goals. First among them is learning enough to qualify, and that, for me, was a 70 hour a week job.
But - there are issues you need to be aware of in medicine. A major one is the incursion of midlevels into medical practice. As bizarre as it sounds, after you become an expert with 4 years of undergrad, 4 years of medical school, 3-6 years of post graduate training, you may be competing for jobs with people who have had 18 months of NP school, and essentially no significant clinical training. here is some more informatoin
I am shamelessly crossposting this. It was in answer to a question about midlevels "How did we get to this point"

"how did we get to this point??

Speaking for myself - I (a radiologist) had no idea that things had progressed like this. I knew they existed, I THOUGHT they were being supervised, until my mother in law was serially abused by one. I thought it was a one-off, a bad apple. And I began to investigate. I was appalled at what I found, and I immediately joined Physicians for Patient Protection ("PPP").The larger picture - NPs have been working very hard in the past 10 years or so to obtain Full Practice Authority in every state. They have big money behind them. Beside the AANP (90,000 dues paying members who demand value for their money), there are corporations like CVS, Aetna, United Health care (in the person of their subsidiary AARP), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (the 13th largest foundation by $ in the world). NOT TO MENTION the various states' Hospital Associations - looking for ways to displace physicians, hire NPs and increase profits.During the past 10 years, I would say physicians have been pre-occupied with keeping their noses above water. The AMA has told me that they would like to prioritize this and be more aggressive, but they have so many battles going on so many fronts, they cannot devote all the time and money they would like.Despite this we have managed to stop efforts at FPA in 28 states. for the time being .More physicians have become awakened to the issue. More are joining the fight.I am (Mostly) retired, and I spend ~20 hours per week on the fight. I clearly understand most can't do this, however, I have colleagues in PPP who are working full time jobs, and still, somehow, manage to devote a lot of time to the effort.This week has been busy for me. I am starting to get a working list of all our PPP members in Ohio - in order to be able to call on them to meet with their representatives. (The truth is that these legislators, being folks like car dealers, farmers, etc know zero about what goes on. The AANP simply tells the incessantly that "we can do anything physicians can, and in a vacuum, they believe it) . The AANP has written that see we are now being successful in turning back FPA in many states. I have also spoken to a friend who is a malpractice attorney to find out why the NPs do not get sued despite jaw-dropping errors that kill people (He is not sure, but will look into it. We are going to help him, if he wishes to sue them). I spent an hour on the phone yesterday with the attorney for our state Board of Medicine. (Ohio). He wants me to speak to the board, they would be enthusiastic about initiating legislation to define more clearly what the "practice of medicine" is. I believe they are all (ALL) practicing medicine without a license. We had a press conference a few days ago that has gotten national attention. The topic was the California bill AB 890 which would grant FPA to California NPs. A nurse practitioner student was on the press conference (At 6:45 in the video), She described gross malfeasance in her NP school. Such as - Her entire Mental Health courses (2 of them), consisted of the school giving them a print out of the test questions. There was no instructor. They were told to learn the questions. Until yesterday, it contain provisions that would allow NPs to perform and interpret x-rays, ultrasound, and mammography. We got that taken out.But still the festering boil of FPA is in the bill.We will likely lose in California, but we are now getting more national press coverage. ...
SO - the partial answer to "how did we get this way" is that nurses got money on their side, and physicians provided no resistance, no expert testimony. We HOPE to correct this.
NOW - what can YOU do? First, you can join PPP. For residents, it costs $25 per year. (zero for students) I clearly understand that you do not have the time to devote to this. That is my (and others') role. You can participate in discussions. We have a VERY ACTIVE FB page. You will be able to get ideas of what to do in your situation, whatever that may be. You will be able to solicit advice from those who have seen it all. Will they be able to supply the magic key to fix every problem you see? Probably not, But maybe. You will also possibly learn what hazards to avoid when you are preparing for your post-residency job.
Beyond that - people like you -the ones seeing the effects can supply us with valuable information we can use to take to legislators. This information, it appears, has been very effective. I have a collection of around 1500 social media posts, that are now a common resource and are being used to fight them. It is effective when I show a post from an NP who has been working in oncology as her first job for 4 days and asks the (also clueless) facebook freinds what antibiotic to order for a patient because she doesn't know (Mind you, this is not for a specific case - like pneumococcal pneumonia, she wants to know what to prescribe for any of her oncology patients who may be infected). This person was hired to work at an outpatient oncology clinic run by Dana-Farber.You may also have new ideas of how to attack this problem, and we would love to hear them.
You are probably like me - it is therapeutic to share stories and kvetch with sympathetic people, but at some point you become weary of that, you see it is leading nowhere, just words in space. At that point, you (like me) want to do something effective to stop this - just like when you realize it is time to stop ordering tests on a patient and DO SOMETHING. So - that is what you can do - join PPP and help. It need not take many $ or much time.
I anticipate meeting you in "PPP space"
Join PPP: https://www.physiciansforpatientprotection.org/why-join/join-now/new-member-sign-up/
News Conference:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKp9uGXEtbg&t=140s
news articlehttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/california-doctor-out-jake-novak/?fbclid=IwAR36hrd-itgU9L1TZ8fZvKkYuT1bIiddB-OUwrXKa05TiD2PSll2MHuVd0c
One project we have ideas for - but cannot do because we do not yet have the information... is a listing of residencies and their policies - re: NPs.
Do NPs steal your educational time.
Are you being "taught" by NPs
Is there a hostile workplace for you?
we feel that the existence of such a list would potentially help to stop the abuses some of you experience. A much needed "Angie's list" for Residencies
But we do not have the data - You people are in the field, you can tell us what is really going on. And it would take very little time on your part.
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2020.08.27 02:34 pshaffer midlevel practitioner issues

Those of you here have many things on your mind about your professional goals. First among them is learning enough to qualify, and that, for me, was a 70 hour a week job.
But - there are issues you need to be aware of in medicine. A major one is the incursion of midlevels into medical practice. As bizarre as it sounds, after you become an expert with 4 years of undergrad, 4 years of medical school, 3-6 years of post graduate training, you may be competing for jobs with people who have had 18 months of NP school, and essentially no significant clinical training. here is some more informatoin
I am shamelessly crossposting this. It was in answer to a question about midlevels "How did we get to this point""how did we get to this point"Speaking for myself - I (a radiologist) had no idea that things had progressed like this. I knew they existed, I THOUGHT they were being supervised, until my mother in law was serially abused by one. I thought it was a one-off, a bad apple. And I began to investigate. I was appalled at what I found, and I immediately joined Physicians for Patient Protection ("PPP").The larger picture - NPs have been working very hard in the past 10 years or so to obtain Full Practice Authority in every state. They have big money behind them. Beside the AANP (90,000 dues paying members who demand value for their money), there are corporations like CVS, Aetna, United Health care (in the person of their subsidiary AARP), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (the 13th largest foundation by $ in the world). NOT TO MENTION the various states' Hospital Associations - looking for ways to displace physicians, hire NPs and increase profits.During the past 10 years, I would say physicians have been pre-occupied with keeping their noses above water. The AMA has told me that they would like to prioritize this and be more aggressive, but they have so many battles going on so many fronts, they cannot devote all the time and money they would like.Despite this we have managed to stop efforts at FPA in 28 states. for the time being .More physicians have become awakened to the issue. More are joining the fight.I am (Mostly) retired, and I spend ~20 hours per week on the fight. I clearly understand most can't do this, however, I have colleagues in PPP who are working full time jobs, and still, somehow, manage to devote a lot of time to the effort.This week has been busy for me. I am starting to get a working list of all our PPP members in Ohio - in order to be able to call on them to meet with their representatives. (The truth is that these legislators, being folks like car dealers, farmers, etc know zero about what goes on. The AANP simply tells the incessantly that "we can do anything physicians can, and in a vacuum, they believe it) . The AANP has written that see we are now being successful in turning back FPA in many states. I have also spoken to a friend who is a malpractice attorney to find out why the NPs do not get sued despite jaw-dropping errors that kill people (He is not sure, but will look into it. We are going to help him, if he wishes to sue them). I spent an hour on the phone yesterday with the attorney for our state Board of Medicine. (Ohio). He wants me to speak to the board, they would be enthusiastic about initiating legislation to define more clearly what the "practice of medicine" is. I believe they are all (ALL) practicing medicine without a license. We had a press conference a few days ago that has gotten national attention. The topic was the California bill AB 890 which would grant FPA to California NPs. A nurse practitioner student was on the press conference (At 6:45 in the video), She described gross malfeasance in her NP school. Such as - Her entire Mental Health courses (2 of them), consisted of the school giving them a print out of the test questions. There was no instructor. They were told to learn the questions. Until yesterday, it contain provisions that would allow NPs to perform and interpret x-rays, ultrasound, and mammography. We got that taken out.But still the festering boil of FPA is in the bill.We will likely lose in California, but we are now getting more national press coverage. ...
SO - the partial answer to "how did we get this way" is that nurses got money on their side, and physicians provided no resistance, no expert testimony. We HOPE to correct this.
NOW - what can YOU do? First, you can join PPP. For residents, it costs $25 per year. (zero for students) I clearly understand that you do not have the time to devote to this. That is my (and others') role. You can participate in discussions. We have a VERY ACTIVE FB page. You will be able to get ideas of what to do in your situation, whatever that may be. You will be able to solicit advice from those who have seen it all. Will they be able to supply the magic key to fix every problem you see? Probably not, But maybe. You will also possibly learn what hazards to avoid when you are preparing for your post-residency job.
Beyond that - people like you -the ones seeing the effects can supply us with valuable information we can use to take to legislators. This information, it appears, has been very effective. I have a collection of around 1500 social media posts, that are now a common resource and are being used to fight them. It is effective when I show a post from an NP who has been working in oncology as her first job for 4 days and asks the (also clueless) facebook freinds what antibiotic to order for a patient because she doesn't know (Mind you, this is not for a specific case - like pneumococcal pneumonia, she wants to know what to prescribe for any of her oncology patients who may be infected). This person was hired to work at an outpatient oncology clinic run by Dana-Farber.You may also have new ideas of how to attack this problem, and we would love to hear them.
You are probably like me - it is therapeutic to share stories and kvetch with sympathetic people, but at some point you become weary of that, you see it is leading nowhere, just words in space. At that point, you (like me) want to do something effective to stop this - just like when you realize it is time to stop ordering tests on a patient and DO SOMETHING. So - that is what you can do - join PPP and help. It need not take many $ or much time.
I anticipate meeting you in "PPP space"
Join PPP: https://www.physiciansforpatientprotection.org/why-join/join-now/new-member-sign-up/
News Conference:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKp9uGXEtbg&t=140s
news articlehttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/california-doctor-out-jake-novak/?fbclid=IwAR36hrd-itgU9L1TZ8fZvKkYuT1bIiddB-OUwrXKa05TiD2PSll2MHuVd0c
One project we have ideas for - but cannot do because we do not yet have the information... is a listing of residencies and their policies - re: NPs.
Do NPs steal your educational time.
Are you being "taught" by NPs
Is there a hostile workplace for you?
we feel that the existence of such a list would potentially help to stop the abuses some of you experience. A much needed "Angie's list" for Residencies
But we do not have the data - You people are in the field, you can tell us what is really going on. And it would take very little time on your part.
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2020.08.26 13:16 pshaffer Midlevel issues -how to combat.

I am shamelessly crossposting this. It was in answer to a question about midlevels "How did we get to this point""how did we get to this point"Speaking for myself - I (a radiologist) had no idea that things had progressed like this. I knew they existed, I THOUGHT they were being supervised, until my mother in law was serially abused by one. I thought it was a one-off, a bad apple. And I began to investigate. I was appalled at what I found, and I immediately joined Physicians for Patient Protection ("PPP").The larger picture - NPs have been working very hard in the past 10 years or so to obtain Full Practice Authority in every state. They have big money behind them. Beside the AANP (90,000 dues paying members who demand value for their money), there are corporations like CVS, Aetna, United Health care (in the person of their subsidiary AARP), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (the 13th largest foundation by $ in the world). NOT TO MENTION the various states' Hospital Associations - looking for ways to displace physicians, hire NPs and increase profits.During the past 10 years, I would say physicians have been pre-occupied with keeping their noses above water. The AMA has told me that they would like to prioritize this and be more aggressive, but they have so many battles going on so many fronts, they cannot devote all the time and money they would like.Despite this we have managed to stop efforts at FPA in 28 states. for the time being .More physicians have become awakened to the issue. More are joining the fight.I am (Mostly) retired, and I spend ~20 hours per week on the fight. I clearly understand most can't do this, however, I have colleagues in PPP who are working full time jobs, and still, somehow, manage to devote a lot of time to the effort.This week has been busy for me. I am starting to get a working list of all our PPP members in Ohio - in order to be able to call on them to meet with their representatives. (The truth is that these legislators, being folks like car dealers, farmers, etc know zero about what goes on. The AANP simply tells the incessantly that "we can do anything physicians can, and in a vacuum, they believe it) . The AANP has written that see we are now being successful in turning back FPA in many states. I have also spoken to a friend who is a malpractice attorney to find out why the NPs do not get sued despite jaw-dropping errors that kill people (He is not sure, but will look into it. We are going to help him, if he wishes to sue them). I spent an hour on the phone yesterday with the attorney for our state Board of Medicine. (Ohio). He wants me to speak to the board, they would be enthusiastic about initiating legislation to define more clearly what the "practice of medicine" is. I believe they are all (ALL) practicing medicine without a license. We had a press conference a few days ago that has gotten national attention. The topic was the California bill AB 890 which would grant FPA to California NPs. A nurse practitioner student was on the press conference (At 6:45 in the video), She described gross malfeasance in her NP school. Such as - Her entire Mental Health courses (2 of them), consisted of the school giving them a print out of the test questions. There was no instructor. They were told to learn the questions. Until yesterday, it contain provisions that would allow NPs to perform and interpret x-rays, ultrasound, and mammography. We got that taken out.But still the festering boil of FPA is in the bill.We will likely lose in California, but we are now getting more national press coverage. ...
SO - the partial answer to "how did we get this way" is that nurses got money on their side, and physicians provided no resistance, no expert testimony. We HOPE to correct this.
NOW - what can YOU do? First, you can join PPP. For residents, it costs $25 per year. (zero for students) I clearly understand that you do not have the time to devote to this. That is my (and others') role. You can participate in discussions. We have a VERY ACTIVE FB page. You will be able to get ideas of what to do in your situation, whatever that may be. You will be able to solicit advice from those who have seen it all. Will they be able to supply the magic key to fix every problem you see? Probably not, But maybe. You will also possibly learn what hazards to avoid when you are preparing for your post-residency job.
Beyond that - people like you -the ones seeing the effects can supply us with valuable information we can use to take to legislators. This information, it appears, has been very effective. I have a collection of around 1500 social media posts, that are now a common resource and are being used to fight them. It is effective when I show a post from an NP who has been working in oncology as her first job for 4 days and asks the (also clueless) facebook freinds what antibiotic to order for a patient because she doesn't know (Mind you, this is not for a specific case - like pneumococcal pneumonia, she wants to know what to prescribe for any of her oncology patients who may be infected). This person was hired to work at an outpatient oncology clinic run by Dana-Farber.You may also have new ideas of how to attack this problem, and we would love to hear them.
You are probably like me - it is therapeutic to share stories and kvetch with sympathetic people, but at some point you become weary of that, you see it is leading nowhere, just words in space. At that point, you (like me) want to do something effective to stop this - just like when you realize it is time to stop ordering tests on a patient and DO SOMETHING. So - that is what you can do - join PPP and help. It need not take many $ or much time.
I anticipate meeting you in "PPP space"
Join PPP: https://www.physiciansforpatientprotection.org/why-join/join-now/new-member-sign-up/
News Conference:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKp9uGXEtbg&t=140s
news articlehttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/california-doctor-out-jake-novak/?fbclid=IwAR36hrd-itgU9L1TZ8fZvKkYuT1bIiddB-OUwrXKa05TiD2PSll2MHuVd0c
One project we have ideas for - but cannot do because we do not yet have the information... is a listing of residencies and their policies - re: NPs.
Do NPs steal your educational time.
Are you being "taught" by NPs
Is there a hostile workplace for you?
we feel that the existence of such a list would potentially help to stop the abuses some of you experience. A much needed "Angie's list" for Residencies

But we do not have the data - You people are in the field, you can tell us what is really going on. And it would take very little time on your part.
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2020.08.20 18:51 lmnoporcupine [Thank You] for more "just because" mail!

u/kinkyzilly3018 How many times can I say it? Thank you!!! You send the cutest things. I love the space washi, especially. And the tiny little card with the kindness quote! Maybe your next magazine subscription can be for AARP! Bahahahahaha
u/sittingwithit Thank you for this tie-dye card. I also find it too hard to draw tie-dye! Your attempt was WAY better than mine. But thank you so much for the stationary print outs. I just bought the supplies and am going to attempt some bleach tie-dye!
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2020.08.19 21:42 Kel_Drosto AAR - Boo Bees (Brave Op)

AAR - BOO BEES (Stratop)
Objective - Save the I1Y Ihub.
We formed roughly 60 people with 35 in hawks, and the rest in toasting and support ships. As soon as we reach 3-F, word had reached us of a Jackdaw fleet headed by a monitor lurking about in Northern Querious. This set the nerves of the fleet, but we stayed calm and steady. We set toasters around the constelation while maintaining the fleet in I1Y so we could monitor the progress and be in a semi central place to the rest of the neighbouring systems. Once the hostile fleet were spotted by scouts, I instructed our dictors to go to the OTKF gate in 3-F and bubble both sides in the hopes that we could get onto the gate first and pick off the first emergences of the hostiles. Unfortunately the hostile fleet were very swift and got into 3-F before we could get to the gate. So we regrouped on the friendly structure in system. The INIT Jackdaw fleet comprised of 100+ Jackdaws & Supports. They warped onto one of our toasters in 3-F and so I decided to warp us in at range, start aligning back to the structure and just try to pick some of their fleet off with hit and run tactics. However, before we could even realign the INIT fleet took our both of our command links and 4 other Hawks. So we got back to our structure. It was clear plan 1 wasn't going to work. So plan 2 was to sit in system and try to ninja the win as we only had 1 more node to achieve the objective. Unfortunately our toasters spool times were not in our favour as INIT went around picking them off. So as to not lose the entire entosis wing, I instructed them to get safe in which ever systems they were in. Plan 3, I went back to the hit and run tactics but with a different goal in mind. This time I thought we could warp around the constelation and pick off THEIR toasters. However the Jackdaws were very swift on our tail in their merciless chase and so this didn't work out. By this point I had exhausted all my ideas and I wasn't prepared to whelp the entire fleet. So at this I decided we would head home. The INIT FC was very good, and it was a very steep learning curve for this shiny new Stratop FC, so I have nothing but respect for their fleet, as although we were vastly outnumbered it was still a fun engagement.
So, we may have lost this battle, but we have not lost the war!

Huge thanks to the Brave members for allowing me to be their FC. Big thanks to Paul Hipster (The People's FC, and my mentor) for his guidance and wisdom as we went. And a final thanks to Facial Wipe and the AARP crew that came to supplement our numbers.Make sure to keep joining fleets! Keep having fun! and keep going PEWPEW!

Much love, Kel Drosto, Stratop FC, The Peoples Prodigy
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2020.08.17 15:40 exploretoapp Things To Do: August 17th to 23rd

Since there are still no large-scale events due to the pandemic, our weekly events are still virtual. However, scroll down to find things you can do safely outside, as well as reopened attractions in our city.
From all of us at ExploreTO, be safe and enjoy your week!
Monday August 17th
Sofa Sessions w/ Mariyam Hakimi 8 PM
2020 Summer Spectacular: Early Reader Series 10 AM
Houseplants 101: An Introduction to Plant Parenthood 6 PM
Michelle Good: Five Little Indians 7 PM
Mosaic Noon Talks with Harshdeep Kaur 12 PM
The Long Island Estates that Inspired The Great Gatsby Webinar 1 PM
Grand Central Terminal and the Secrets Within Webinar 8 PM
From My Backyard: Weeds You Can Eat 7 PM
Welcome Aboard the International Space Station (grades 5-6) 9 AM
Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with the NYPL 4 PM
Mean Girls Trivia Live-Stream 8 PM
Virtual Princess Storytime: Rapunzel 11 AM
Tuesday August 18th
Moving from Disconnection to Re-connection 6 PM
Article Club: Why Can't We Make Transit Free? 8 PM
Underground Manhattan, History of the NYC Subway System Webinar 8 PM
OG x Living Hyphen Virtual Writing Workshop 7 PM
Discover Voice-Over - Online Interactive Webinar 6 PM
Remote Learning Tips for Special Education Parents 9 PM
Music in the Garden: Spartan Jazz Trio 7 PM
Weird Homes Tour x Atlas Obscura: The Gregangelo Museum 8 PM
Virtual Art Church: Sacred Geometry 8 PM
Fan First Tuesday: Marvel Legends Livestream! 12 PM
Art at The Max Virtual Experience - Watch Party 7 PM
Photographing City Life: Live Session with Janette Beckman 11 AM
Dressed for the Occasion 8 PM
Wednesday August 19th
Worn: Shaping Black Feminine Identity 4 PM
Dancing In The Park 7 PM
The Power of Conscious Music 8 AM
Traditional Craft Making 3 PM
Funky Sunflower ~ Virtual PWJ FUNdraiser Free-donation optional 6 PM
AARP The Magazine Presents -The Property Brothers 7 PM
Mini Lesson: Iroquois Women in Leadership 12 PM
Home Food Preservation: Tomatoes and Salsa 1 PM
Thursday August 20th
Online Pottery Workshop: Garden Pets 6 PM
Art Deco 101: The Origins 6 PM
Oregon Trail Live 7 PM
Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair 8 PM
Sunset on the Hudson featuring Resistance Revival Chorus 7 PM
10-Minute History - Lewis the Robber 10 AM
Paint it Forward, Fall Foxes Zoom 7 PM
Tie Dye Class - Aug 20 6 PM
Friends Trivia -Online (Live) Fundraiser-Live Host 8 PM
Friday August 21st
Volume 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Trivia 7 PM
Purple Elephant challenge - Paint Night on Zoom 5 PM
Hand Drum Teachings with Elder H. Neil Monague 12 PM
BRO BINGO night! 7 PM
Free & Fundraiser Friday- Mac & Cheese 11 AM
The Ghosts of New York City's Elevated Railroads Webinar 8 PM
Artmaking From Home: Suspended Sculptures 1 PM
Hilma af Klint: Abstract Paintings for the Future Webinar 5 PM
Saturday August 22nd
Sanctuary Weekend: A Free Virtual Event 1 PM
Akron/Cleveland, OH - Water Lantern Festival Live 5 PM
You Betta Bake with Colin Asuncion 4 PM
Virtual Craft Fair 8 AM
Remarkable Raptors and Their Highways in the Sky 1 PM
Sunday August 23rd
Online Baking Workshop: Japanese Cheesecake ($35) 1 PM
Make Along: Royal Icing & Cookie decorating tips 12 PM
The Most Extreme Anime Trivia Challenge 6 PM
Songwriting Masterclass: Julian Taylor 7 PM
Pizza al Padellino Class in Support of Villa Charities 6 PM
Safe Things To Do Outside
Spend Time in Nature It’s finally getting warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. Check out the top nearby parks and hikes
Bike Ride Take a leisurely ride along the lakeshore. If you don’t own a bike you can rent through Bike Share (bring sanitizer if you do!)
Take Up Outdoor Photography Up Your Photo Game!
Explore Graffiti Streets Take a stroll through these alleys of graffiti!
Swimming Pools and Splash Pads As the city opens up again, so do public pools and splash pads to keep the hot weather at bay. Check out your local pools here
Things To Do From Home Virtually
Virtual Theatre These theatre companies are providing shows online to watch during COVID. Whether you like Broadway musicals or Shakespeare you'll be sure to find something here!
Virtual Games Ranging from from classic games like Bingo, to newer actives such as escape rooms, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Play alone or with friends and family, you're sure to have a blast!
Virtual Museum Tours These museums are offering free tours for you to explore while you're at home
Virtual Fitness A collection of virtual fitness classes, playlists, and challenges
Virtual Classes A blend of online classes to take while you're at home
Other Things To Do In The City
- Visit the ROM, the AGO, or the Gardiner museums, all of which have opened up again
- Have a bite to eat on a patio outside
- Head over to Ripley's Aquarium to see the aquatic animals
- Visit the Toronto Zoo Scenic Safari Drive Thru
- Take a trip to the Toronto Islands
- Take your dog to the many off-leash dog parks in the city
- Visit reopened gyms and movie theatres
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