A lasting impact on topics that matter

A lasting impact on topics that matter

WHCOA policy briefs resonate with OASIS volunteer

OASIS participant Louise Polcari was inspired by the White House Conference on Aging, and played a part in the Conference watch party held at the Washington Metro OASIS.

Thursday, July 23, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (122)/Comments (-)/
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Getting older really is getting better

Getting older really is getting better

White House Conference on Aging shapes conversation around aging

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is July 13. You can join the conversation about how getting older is different than it used to be. Get involved!
Monday, July 06, 2015/Author: Marcia/Number of views (1525)/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 (713)/Comments (-)/
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Aging in a Healthy Way

Aging in a Healthy Way

2014 OASIS Annual Report celebrates a year of impact

The 2014 OASIS Annual Report features inspiring people who know that their work in the world counts— like Hoagy Carmichael, Laura Moreno, Ava Bush and El Douglas. By participating in our national programs, they demonstrate loud and clear that they want less focus on limitations and more on opportunities.
Saturday, June 20, 2015/Author: Marcia/Number of views (817)/Comments (-)/
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Getting on stage for the first time

Getting on stage for the first time

OASIS Actors Studio Workshop is a great way to give acting a try

An Actors Studio workshop offered by the Pacific Region OASIS in Los Angeles gave Elizabeth McClodden an opportunity to give the stage a try.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (558)/Comments (-)/
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Annette Guisbond has people talking about the "State of the Union"

Annette Guisbond has people talking about the "State of the Union"

A good idea turns into a strong ongoing program at Syracuse OASIS

Annette Guisbond started a conversation back in 2008 that was so interesting that people keep coming back to Syracuse OASIS for more. “The State of the Union” series covers timely, informative topics, featuring local experts from the media, politics and scholars.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (801)/Comments (-)/
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Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

As Laura Moreno keeps up with the times, she knocks down barriers for others to do the same.

Learning to use the computer has impacted every aspect of life for Laura Moreno, who has brought herself up to speed by taking OASIS Connections classes at the Grauwyler Park Library in Dallas, TX. She is thrilled that so many others  in her Spanish-speaking community can turn to OASIS for technology training.
Friday, June 12, 2015/Author: Amy/Number of views (582)/Comments (-)/
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 (1107)/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 (1150)/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 (1273)/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 (1061)/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 (1201)/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 (2169)/Comments (-)/
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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 (2139)/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 (2187)/Comments (-)/
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