Making OASIS a giving priority

Making OASIS a giving priority

Karen and Dick Priest want to make sure they leave a lasting gift to OASIS

“OASIS adds a lot of good to the community, and there are many who need these vital programs,” says Dick Priest. He and his wife Karen are including OASIS in their wills.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (61)/Comments (-)/
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Senior Health & Fitness Day is every day at OASIS

Senior Health & Fitness Day is every day at OASIS

A new Fitbit was part of Ronnie Singer's strategy to enhance her fitness routine

“I love that I feel so much better,” says Ronnie Singer since she started a regular workout groove. She’s one of nearly 6000 Oasis people who have kicked up their fitness routine.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (99)/Comments (-)/
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 (65)/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 (474)/Comments (-)/
Get the Skinny on Sugar

Get the Skinny on Sugar

Free guide to healthy living provides tips and recipes for delicious, healthy foods.

Our Healthy Habits for Adults volunteers Joyce Rollins and Mary McFerson show where sugar is hiding out in your food, and how to eat less sugar while keeping things tasty in this video.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (468)/Comments (-)/
Leadership team helps Upstate OASIS thrive

Leadership team helps Upstate OASIS thrive

Volunteers fill key roles with their skills and passion for learning

“I always anticipated that I would do something when I retired, but it didn’t look like this,” says Wendy Davenport, who has a new career with the Syracuse volunteer team.

Monday, April 18, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (659)/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 (607)/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 (757)/Comments (-)/
For healthy shopping, stay on the outskirts of the grocery store

For healthy shopping, stay on the outskirts of the grocery store

Filling your cart with healthy foods takes smart shopping

Mary Helen Vasquez, RN, says smart shopping and an understanding of what's in the food you buy can lead to a longer and healthier life.
Thursday, March 10, 2016/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (919)/Comments (-)/
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Facebook adds reaction emojis so you can express more than a simple "Like"

Facebook adds reaction emojis so you can express more than a simple "Like"

New animated emojis give you more choices of expression when reacting to posts

Facebook has released an expanded set of  emojis you can use to express your reaction to posts. And, of course, you can use more than one at a time.
Monday, February 29, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (918)/Comments (-)/
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Meet the CATCH Healthy Habits Heroes who volunteer at Allisonville Elementary

Meet the CATCH Healthy Habits Heroes who volunteer at Allisonville Elementary

Josephine Poelnitz, Grace Broten and Dorothy Summers turn kids on to healthy foods, activity and fun.

Josephine, Grace and Dorothy are a dynamic team teaching kids healthy habits for a lifetime.
Thursday, February 18, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (1464)/Comments (-)/
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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 (1958)/Comments (-)/
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Google abandons Picasa and moves to Photos

Google abandons Picasa and moves to Photos

Google is retiring the venerable but outdated Picasa app in March of 2016

Picasa rarely got any love from Google in the way of updates so it isn’t surprising, especially given Google’s expansion of the Google Photos app, that Picasa is officially on the chopping block. According to Google, there will be no further support after March 15, 2016, although current users can continue to use the app.
Saturday, February 13, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (941)/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 (2040)/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 (1831)/Comments (-)/
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