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How do you add meaning to your Memorial Day celebration?

How do you add meaning to your Memorial Day celebration?

Memorial Day is a chance to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, but many use the day to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. How do you add meaning to your Memorial Day celebration?
Wednesday, May 20, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (0)/Comments (-)/
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OASIS and RSVP: a natural connection

OASIS and RSVP: a natural connection

OASIS RSVP Coordinator Elizabeth Pawloski tells us how volunteers get things done

May 18 - 22  is National Senior Corps Week, an opportunity to salute RSVP volunteers, like Phyllis Wuertz, who believes that children still treasure simple joy of hearing stories read to them.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015/Author: Elizabeth/Number of views (234)/Comments (-)/
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Keeping the sun fun

Keeping the sun fun

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month-Protect Yourself!

Many older adults think that there is no point in protecting themselves from the sun’s UV rays since the damage has already been done.
Friday, May 15, 2015/Author: Michele/Number of views (247)/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 (365)/Comments (-)/
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Turning into our mothers might be a good thing!

Turning into our mothers might be a good thing!

Wellness with Cindy

Are you starting to sound like your mother? It’s certainly possible. As you celebrate Mother’s Day, identify some of your “mom” favorites and pass them along!




Friday, May 08, 2015/Author: Cindy Sue/Number of views (323)/Comments (-)/
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Being active should be fun for everyone

Being active should be fun for everyone

Who better to offer advice on keeping kids excited about being healthy than kids themselves?

CATCH Healthy Habits 4th grader Hannah Ott and other young advisors recently offered insights to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition on the best ways to encourage healthy lifestyles for kids.
Thursday, May 07, 2015/Author: Peter/Number of views (453)/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 (339)/Comments (-)/
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What's the best advice your mother gave you?

What's the best advice your mother gave you?

With Mother's Day around the corner, we'd love to hear your story. You can chime in through our new social community.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (0)/Comments (-)/
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May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month

Let's "Get into the Act" and recognize older Americans for their contributions!

The Older Americans Act was passed the same year as Medicare. Over time, the Act has provided a nationwide aging services network and funding that helps older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible.
Friday, May 01, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (270)/Comments (-)/
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30 days of biking . . . and then some

30 days of biking . . . and then some

Making the pledge swept away my excuses and got me back out there

I really needed to get moving again this spring. The pledge was simple.  Ride every day in in April.  Any destination, any distance. The reality was not so simple, but so worth it.
Thursday, April 30, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (408)/Comments (-)/
OASIS tutor El Douglas understands the power of one-on-one

OASIS tutor El Douglas understands the power of one-on-one

At the heart of successful tutoring is a strong personal relationship with each child.

As an OASIS tutor El Douglas has learned one thing: every child is different. Her first task with each student is to develop a personal relationship and learn what motivates and interests the child. Is it worth the effort? Absolutely.
Monday, April 27, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (312)/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 (451)/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 (605)/Comments (-)/
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Volunteering with OASIS is good for you!

Volunteering with OASIS is good for you!

Wellness with Cindy

OASIS volunteers donate more than 500,000 hours of service every year. Find out how to join the ranks!
Friday, April 17, 2015/Author: Cindy Sue/Number of views (612)/Comments (-)/
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Celebrating volunteers

Celebrating volunteers

OASIS volunteer Wally Canis stays in his tech-loving world by helping others

Solving technology problems is a sweet spot for Wally Canis. He puts that skill to work as a natural teacher and part of the team keeping OASIS computer labs running.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Amy/Number of views (856)/Comments (-)/
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