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 Blair/Number of views (32)/Comments (-)/
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Celebrating volunteers

Celebrating volunteers

OASIS volunteer Wally Canis stays in his tech-loving world by helping others

 As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we thank the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and talents to make OASIS impactful in the lives of adults 50+. 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (228)/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 (246)/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 (1701)/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 (408)/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 Heinrich/Number of views (604)/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 (1343)/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 (564)/Comments (-)/
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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 (506)/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 (455)/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 (491)/Comments (-)/
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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 (501)/Comments (-)/
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Ending childhood obesity requires collective efforts

Ending childhood obesity requires collective efforts

CATCH Healthy Habits making strides with intergenerational solution

Childhood obesity is a serious problem, but many are working toward solutions that result in better lifestyle choices.
Friday, March 06, 2015/Author: Peter Holtgrave/Number of views (532)/Comments (-)/
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Get Pumped!

Get Pumped!

Guest blogger Dana Klassen shows how getting pumped can feel great

High blood pressure makes you tired and it can be deadly. Taking the right steps toward better health makes a person look and feel better.
Thursday, March 05, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (478)/Comments (-)/
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Protecting Ourselves From Fraud

Protecting Ourselves From Fraud

Keeping track of sensitive financial information is the best safeguard

There are some easy ways to reduce your chances of being a victim of fraud.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015/Author: Anne Heinrich/Number of views (639)/Comments (-)/
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