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 (180)/Comments (-)/
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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 (104)/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 (241)/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 (382)/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 (315)/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 VanDeVelde/Number of views (540)/Comments (-)/
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CATCH Healthy Habits programs getting special recognition

CATCH Healthy Habits programs getting special recognition

The value of our unique intergenerational approach to healthy living is catching on.

Proclamations are made to signify matters of great importance, and with generous support from Anthem Foundation, CATCH Healthy Habits is making change that will have lasting impact.
Thursday, April 09, 2015/Author: Peter Holtgrave/Number of views (640)/Comments (-)/
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Clearing up confusion about Medicare

Clearing up confusion about Medicare

OASIS partners with NCOA to offer great service: My Medicare Matters

Understanding the complexities of Medicare can be really difficult.  It’s important to have a reliable resource as you navigate the process to get the coverage you need. With My Medicare Matters, help is just a click away.

Monday, April 06, 2015/Author: Marcia Kerz/Number of views (2049)/Comments (-)/
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Working against risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Working against risk factors for cardiovascular disease

A stroke leads to lifestyle changes for Pastor Robinson

Nobody wants to be caught by surprise with a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can wreak havoc on your health, especially cardiovascular health, so adopting healthy habits is worth the effort.

Friday, April 03, 2015/Author: Dana Klassen/Number of views (724)/Comments (-)/
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Go take a walk

Go take a walk

National Walking Day is a good time to get started on a very healthy habit

Something as simple as a 30-minute walk can change your outlook for the day. Making walks, or any physical activity, a regular part of the routine requires being intentional.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (883)/Comments (-)/
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Our new website is a community work in progress

Our new website is a community work in progress

Many thanks to the people who helped us get here

The site is the product of 17 months of effort by volunteers and staff. Here are some of the big changes you’ll see.
Monday, March 30, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (1839)/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 (852)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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Our new website launches Monday March 30

Our new website launches Monday March 30

A mobile-friendly approach and redesigned class registration system are in store

After months of design, testing, redesign (lather, rinse, repeat), we're nearly there. Please excuse our dust while we button up some details. We'll be back up and running Monday morning March 30.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (846)/Comments (-)/
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Forming healthy habits

Forming healthy habits

Developing some new habits can benefit your family's nutrition and budget

Here are some easy ways to improve the nutrition picture in your home - and help with your food budget.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015/Author: Peter Holtgrave/Number of views (787)/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 (821)/Comments (-)/
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