Making connections count with technology

Making connections count with technology

Tom Weaver found a new and 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 (42)/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 (452)/Comments (-)/
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 (586)/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 (741)/Comments (-)/
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 (1950)/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 (2026)/Comments (-)/
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Going back home to deck the halls

Going back home to deck the halls

Just a few hours of "things the way they used to be" is a rare gift.

Guest blogger Anne Heinrich's Christmas gift came early this year: a precious few hours with her first family, the one she's had from the beginning.
Monday, December 14, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (1827)/Comments (-)/
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Calling all bloggers

Calling all bloggers

Think you can blog? Of course you can!

Chances are, you have some knowledge that could be helpful to others. The OASIS blog is a great way to share what you know in an easy-to-write, easy-to-read style.
Monday, November 30, 2015/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (2105)/Comments (-)/
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A season and reason for giving

A season and reason for giving

OASIS programs have high impact with help from our Friends!

OASIS programs have high impact for adults 50+ and the communities in which they live. It's all made possible with generous support from the community. 
Friday, October 30, 2015/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (2437)/Comments (-)/
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Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Connections pilot offers one-on-one help

 Jim Salih is a "techie" and he knows it. He loves guiding new technology users in a one-on-one way through the Connections Ask a Techie program.  
Thursday, October 01, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3088)/Comments (-)/
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Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Some communities have limited options for healthy eating

Living a healthy lifestyle is especially challenging when its hard to find fresh healthy food. One way to help is to volunteer with OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits.
Monday, September 28, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3232)/Comments (-)/
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Preventing falls makes walking more fun

Preventing falls makes walking more fun

Easy steps can keep you on your feet

Taking a long walk is no fun if you fall. Avid walker and OASIS guest blogger Betty Higbie has just learned some good strategies for staying on your feet.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3367)/Comments (-)/
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 Looking for and keeping a job at any age

Looking for and keeping a job at any age

Labor Day is a nice day off for millions of working adults, including those who are 50+

Older workers need to understand and embrace a new language--the language of technology--to be successful in today’s job market. OASIS Connections can help.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3774)/Comments (-)/
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Silver Screen Series

Silver Screen Series

Exploring and rethinking aging through film

Maturity and Its Muse Executive Director Lynn Hamilton previews four films to be featured in the 2015 Silver Screen Series. These films explore the challenges and joys of aging. 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3254)/Comments (-)/
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Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

"I like to encourage others that no matter their age, they have the ability to lead healthy lives.”

The idea of changing our exercise or eating habits can be overwhelming. Genetra Bowser enjoys helping others find motivation to get started by leading Healthy Habits for Adults classes.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Brandon| Profile/Number of views (3477)/Comments (-)/
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