A Fourth of July Celebration of Our Long-Lived Presidents

A Fourth of July Celebration of Our Long-Lived Presidents

Having a sense of purpose is a key to longevity

On average, the lives of U.S. presidents have been full of years. Of the 34 presidents who died of natural causes, 23 exceeded the life expectancy of men the same age as when they were elected.

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Building a playbook for aging well

Building a playbook for aging well

Continuing to develop his mind, body and social connections is a path to healthy aging for Chuck Lundeen

Chuck Lundeen is applying 10 years of perspective as an OASIS opera instructor, volunteer and class participant to introduce the Aging Mastery Program® in Rochester.
Monday, June 20, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (869)/Comments (-)/
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Top-notch teachers and engaged learners discover together

Top-notch teachers and engaged learners discover together

High-quality instruction keeps OASIS learners coming back for more.

“It’s interesting to see students realize that their presence benefits others in the room,” says Peter Bolland, an instructor who appreciates a classroom of engaged learners.
Friday, June 03, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (930)/Comments (-)/
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Fraud prevention works best with a little help from our friends

Fraud prevention works best with a little help from our friends

The best way to stop scammers in their tracks is to know their tricks.

“We’ve all had one kind of experience or another, an attempt at fraud that we recognized for what it was,” says Dick Waits. Dick was a facilitator for a pilot project aimed at helping older adults stop scammers.

Thursday, June 02, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (603)/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 Upstate 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/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (6299)/Comments (-)/
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What does the "selfie" obsession say about us?

What does the "selfie" obsession say about us?

Are we too into ourselves?

What's with all the selfies? Julie Blow's observations about why we're taking so many pictures of ourselves might make us pause before we aim that camera inward.  
Friday, July 29, 2016/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (333)/Comments (-)/
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Making smart phones and tablets more kind and friendly

Making smart phones and tablets more kind and friendly

Getting some tech help can mean no more struggles to read and respond to text messages

 "I no longer have to rely on my reading glasses to see text messages on my new phone," says Kathy Eckrich, who got help by taking a Connections class, “Better Seeing and Better Hearing with Smart Phone and Tablets."
Monday, June 06, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (607)/Comments (-)/
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Making connections count with technology

Making connections count with technology

Tom Weaver found a meaningful way for students to practice their new skills

A natural teacher and a cancer survivor, Tom Weaver is meeting needs for adults learning technology skills and cancer patients who need a pick-me-up.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1221)/Comments (-)/
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Staying connected on Mother's Day and all year through

Staying connected on Mother's Day and all year through

Forget email--Ernestine Mathis has moved on to Skype, Gmail chat and more

Forget email--Ernestine Mathis has moved on to Skype, Gmail chat and more
Friday, May 06, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1175)/Comments (-)/
In the news

In the news

Oasis education and volunteer programs have been featured recently in major daily newspapers and TV news programs.  See what they're saying.
Monday, April 11, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (0)/Comments (-)/
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Reading . . . a win-win resolution

Reading . . . a win-win resolution

Here's a commitment you can always come back to - reading more.

Julie Blow zeroes in on a goal to add purpose and pleasure to her days. What's on your bookshelf?
Tuesday, April 05, 2016/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (1265)/Comments (-)/
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American adults still unfamiliar with online learning options

American adults still unfamiliar with online learning options

Pew Research finds that place based learning is still vital for most American lifelong learners

Online learning options have grown dramatically in the past decade, but this Pew Research poll shows that American adults are still largely in the dark about Internet learning 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (1407)/Comments (-)/
The Gift of Age

The Gift of Age

"There is only one way to age–with a smile," says San Diego OASIS lecturer and author Richard Lederer

While we can't  turn back life's odometer; we can embrace the rewards of long life. Richard Lederer, San Diego Oasis lecturer takes a humorous look at the journey of aging.
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What is OASIS to You?

What is OASIS to You?

We would like to know what OASIS means in your life

People at OASIS talk about learning, belonging, giving back and more reasons why they participate. Read what a few of them have to say, then tell us what you think.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (2613)/Comments (-)/
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Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Monsanto Fund support brings STEM learning into OASIS tutoring

Al Peterfeso is learning how to use the iPad as a tool for his work as an OASIS tutor, thanks to support from The Monsanto Fund. 
Thursday, January 07, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2780)/Comments (-)/
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