The secret to driving at age 100

The secret to driving at age 100

Are you still up to driving? Evaluate and keep your options open.

Gerontologist Judi Bonilla offers a planning strategy for determining if you are still up for being in the driver's seat, and a plan for moving forward when you decide to stop driving.
Monday, July 20, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (325)/Comments (-)/
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With technology and gratitude, Suzanne Tobin navigates life with disabilities

With technology and gratitude, Suzanne Tobin navigates life with disabilities

July marks 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Writer Suzanne Tobin describes how technology and the Americans With Disabilities Act have shaped her “new normal.”
Tuesday, June 30, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (825)/Comments (-)/
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Packing Memories for the Journey

Packing Memories for the Journey

Gerontologist Debby Dodds explains how technology can help with memory loss

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and one of its goals is to bring to those families caring for loved ones with this disease greater awareness of the predicaments and situations they will face.
Thursday, June 25, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1160)/Comments (-)/
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Hearing loss can be managed with new technology

Hearing loss can be managed with new technology

Lise Hamlin's tips can help you find the best hearing devices to meet your needs

If you have a hearing loss, the thing to do is to spend some time on yourself to find what works best for you. Lise Hamilton's advice on how to find the right technology is a helpful way to get started for you or a loved one.
Thursday, June 18, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (785)/Comments (-)/
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Protect yourself and others from financial exploitation

Protect yourself and others from financial exploitation

Knowing the warning signs is a good place to start

As the world celebrates the 10th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th, it’s a great time to reflect on what we all can do to prevent financial exploitation.
Monday, June 15, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1603)/Comments (-)/
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Brain Healthy Living

Brain Healthy Living

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

It is important to understand that Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, but like other parts of our bodies, our brains may lose some agility as we get older, if we do not take care of it. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a great time to get in-the-know about the facts of brain health.
Thursday, June 04, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1156)/Comments (-)/
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Developing computer skills: a bonding experience

Developing computer skills: a bonding experience

Technology can be a great way to connect with grandchildren

For OASIS blogger Julie Blow, technology has turned into a great way to build a relationship with her grandchild. And it all started with Skype and a kiss.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1243)/Comments (-)/
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The Patient Portal: The Digital Doorway to Manage Your Health

The Patient Portal: The Digital Doorway to Manage Your Health

Deb Collier explains how to make meaningful use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Patient portals are definitely here to stay. Find out how using this technology can improve your experience as you manage your health information. It’s easier than you might think!
Thursday, May 21, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1058)/Comments (-)/
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Planning for a meaningful Memorial Day

Planning for a meaningful Memorial Day

There are a number of ways to make sure that the holiday is more than a day off

Allie Cooper reminds us that Memorial Day should include some reflection and activities that honor those who have served our country.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1433)/Comments (-)/
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Staying Active: A Goal for Every Age

Staying Active: A Goal for Every Age

Dr. Sharon Brangman calls out a strategy to keep kids and adults healthy and active throughout life

Being active and working with kids are two keys to keep feeling young. These volunteers are making real strides in their strength, flexibility and general health.
Thursday, May 07, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1295)/Comments (-)/
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Wheels and feet to a mini retreat

Wheels and feet to a mini retreat

Guest blogger Betty Higbie shares her latest OASIS walking adventure

It’s nice to find walking buddies, some friends who will keep you accountable as you build daily exercise into your routine. Many walkers find high school tracks, other outdoor routes, or even the mall to get a few good miles in. But a walking group from the OASIS Center in Albuquerque takes a different approach to power walking.

Friday, April 24, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1351)/Comments (-)/
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The truth about carbohydrates

The truth about carbohydrates

Guest blogger Libby Lamancusa shares that they aren't so bad

As U.S. rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases (Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer) have risen, so has carb consumption, leading some to quickly blame carbs as the obesity villain, the evil in our diets needing to be purged. But a closer look tells a different truth.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1437)/Comments (-)/
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Who was Rosie the Riveter?

Who was Rosie the Riveter?

Guest blogger Ann Beyke shares the story behind an iconic figure

Rosie the Riveter is a national icon representing the patriotism that was an integral part of what was happening on the U.S. homefront during World War II. But just who was that woman in the red polka dot bandana?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2333)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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Women of the founding era: part 2

Women of the founding era: part 2

Guest blogger Joan Musbach shares more about the changing status of women during American Revolution

To effectively boycott the import of English goods like tea and cloth, the Founding Fathers needed buy-in from the women who were running their households. Fortunately, most women agreed with the need to put an end to unfair taxation.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2323)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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Women of the founding era: "remembering the ladies"

Women of the founding era: "remembering the ladies"

Guest blogger Joan Musbach provides context for role of women during the American Revolution

During the Founding Era, a woman's role was limited to home, hearth and husband, but things were things were starting to change.
Monday, March 09, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2357)/Comments (-)/
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