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Annie Malone: Historic Jewel

Annie Malone: Historic Jewel

Guest blogger Linda Nance shares the inspiring story of a Annie Malone

Friday, February 20, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (298)/Comments (-)/
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Creating communities that all generations can call home is worth the effort

Creating communities that all generations can call home is worth the effort

Greater Richmond Region recognized for intergenerational focus

Guest blogger Sara Link shares the good things that happen when a community strives to meet the needs and celebrate the strengths of people of all ages.
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Friday, February 20, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (130)/Comments (-)/
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Dark chocolate, red wine and your health

Dark chocolate, red wine and your health

Guest blogger Vicky Newman reveals why these treats are good for your heart

Have you heard that red wine and dark chocolate are good for you? Find out why.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (410)/Comments (-)/
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Health insurance marketplace open enrollment ends February 15

Health insurance marketplace open enrollment ends February 15

Guest blogger Ryan Owen explains how and why to act now

It's not too late to sign up or make changes to your Health Insurance Marketplace coverage, but the deadline is coming soon.
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Friday, February 06, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (711)/Comments (-)/
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Finding books, fulfillment and even a job at the library

Finding books, fulfillment and even a job at the library

Guest blogger Jane Zamudio shares how she landed a job with help from her library

 Looking for a job in today's tech-savvy world can be a daunting task for those who aren't confident in their skills. The local library is a great place to get the training needed to search for and land the perfect job.
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Monday, February 02, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (490)/Comments (-)/
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The value of Spanish language computer training for library patrons

The value of Spanish language computer training for library patrons

Guest blogger Yenni Mercado is getting around language barriers for her Spanish-speaking students

Many library patrons come in need of computer training that is offered in Spanish. Having curriculum and materials that have been translated shortens the learning curve. 
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (890)/Comments (-)/
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Recalling an instrument of peace--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Recalling an instrument of peace--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guest blogger Linda Nance recalls hearing grownups talk about a "bright young man"

Linda Nance remembers hearing her parents and uncle talk about a bright young man named Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Sunday, January 18, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1159)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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Power walking that exercises the body and the mind

Power walking that exercises the body and the mind

Guest blogger Betty Higbie shares how her walking group inspires accountability and curiosity

Power walking doesn't have to take place on a track or in the mall. For one OASIS group, the walking is simply a good way to explore.
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Thursday, January 08, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1285)/Comments (-)/
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Getting technology help from family members

Getting technology help from family members

Guest blogger Cassidy Morgan finds her family the best resource on technology

 Family members are often a great resource for questions about technology.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1489)/Comments (-)/
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Popcorn and pics

Popcorn and pics

Mature movie musings from Lynn F. Hamilton, Founder of the Silver Screen Series

Silver Screen Series founder Lynn F. Hamilton recommends the film Harold and Maude for a refreshing perspective on aging and joyful living.
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Thursday, December 04, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2248)/Comments (-)/
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What a difference 25 years can make!

What a difference 25 years can make!

Guest blogger Julie Blow compares her college reunions--25th and 50th

Class reunions are a time for reflection on what's important to us.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2550)/Comments (-)/
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Celebrating 50th college reunion with a memorable keepsake

Celebrating 50th college reunion with a memorable keepsake

Julie Blow volunteered to create 50th reunion memory book and picked up tech skills along the way.

Taking on a creative project is a great way to pick up new computer skills.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2798)/Comments (-)/
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Tutoring is time and energy well spent

Tutoring is time and energy well spent

Janet Westbrook finds joy in helping children improve reading skills and confidence.

Volunteering with the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program is great way to reach a child who needs a boost and a friend.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (3299)/Comments (-)/
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Sharing volunteer passions with employer pays off

Sharing volunteer passions with employer pays off

Tutor Mary Jo Summers wanted her company to know more about OASIS.

OASIS volunteer Mary Jo Summers loves her work with the Intergenerational Tutoring program so much that she thought her employer needed to know more. Her instincts were spot on.
 
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Monday, September 15, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (3254)/Comments (-)/
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Social connections are more important than ever as we age

OASIS founder Marylen Mann shares a story from a chance meeting

A conversation at a wedding reminded me how much we all need to be connected. The father of the bride asked me if it was true that I started OASIS. I answered, and then he said, "I want to thank you for keeping my father alive for the last 20 years of his life."
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Friday, August 29, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (3192)/Comments (-)/
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