Betty Swuson gets pumped!

Betty Swuson gets pumped!

To get moving, sometimes you just need a jump start.

Betty Swuson knew it was time to get moving. Participating in the Get Pumped! program gave her the start she needed.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015/Author: Dana/Number of views (91)/Comments (-)/
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A lasting impact on topics that matter

A lasting impact on topics that matter

WHCOA policy briefs resonate with OASIS volunteer

OASIS participant Louise Polcari was inspired by the White House Conference on Aging, and played a part in the Conference watch party held at the Washington Metro OASIS.

Thursday, July 23, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (153)/Comments (-)/
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The secret to driving at age 100

The secret to driving at age 100

Are you still up to driving? Evaluate and keep your options open.

Gerontologist Judi Bonilla offers a planning strategy for determining if you are still up for being in the driver's seat, and a plan for moving forward when you decide to stop driving.
Monday, July 20, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (201)/Comments (-)/
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Microsoft issues emergency update to address critical security flaw

Microsoft issues emergency update to address critical security flaw

Security risk extends to all current versions of Windows and could allow remote takeover of your computer

Microsoft has released an update to fix a newly discovered security flaw that could allow “remote code execution” of a computer. The flaw is exploited through documents or webpages with embedded OpenType fonts and was considered critical enough for Microsoft to issue an immediate out-of-cycle patch. All current versions of Windows are affected including Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and 8.1.
Monday, July 20, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (245)/Comments (-)/
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Facebook has updated News Feed controls to put you (more) in charge

Facebook has updated News Feed controls to put you (more) in charge

New settings allow you to choose the pages and people you want to see first

Facebook has decided to take a step out of the way and let you choose—to an extent—the friends and pages that you want to see at the top of your feed when you first log on. According to Facebook “you’re the only one who truly knows what is most meaningful to you”, so they have expanded settings in News Feed Preferences to let you prioritize.
Friday, July 10, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (50)/Comments (-)/
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Microsoft to abandon Skype Modern app and upgrade Translator

Microsoft to abandon Skype Modern app and upgrade Translator

Skype ditches the Modern app and focuses on the desktop while adding two new languages to the Translator preview

If you count on Skype to keep in touch with loved ones, it’s helpful to know about some of the recent changes that could impact you.
Thursday, July 09, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (501)/Comments (-)/
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Getting older really is getting better

Getting older really is getting better

White House Conference on Aging shapes conversation around aging

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is July 13. You can join the conversation about how getting older is different than it used to be. Get involved!
Monday, July 06, 2015/Author: Marcia/Number of views (1552)/Comments (-)/
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Independence Day redefined

Independence Day redefined

July marks 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This Independence Day many individuals and families are grappling with independence in a different context: the desire to age in place and on one’s own terms. Technology is making that more possible than ever.
Thursday, July 02, 2015/Author: Amy/Number of views (683)/Comments (-)/
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With technology and gratitude, Suzanne Tobin navigates life with disabilities

With technology and gratitude, Suzanne Tobin navigates life with disabilities

July marks 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Writer Suzanne Tobin describes how technology and the Americans With Disabilities Act have shaped her “new normal.”
Tuesday, June 30, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (745)/Comments (-)/
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Packing Memories for the Journey

Packing Memories for the Journey

Gerontologist Debby Dodds explains how technology can help with memory loss

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and one of its goals is to bring to those families caring for loved ones with this disease greater awareness of the predicaments and situations they will face.
Thursday, June 25, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1059)/Comments (-)/
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Aging in a Healthy Way

Aging in a Healthy Way

2014 OASIS Annual Report celebrates a year of impact

The 2014 OASIS Annual Report features inspiring people who know that their work in the world counts— like Hoagy Carmichael, Laura Moreno, Ava Bush and El Douglas. By participating in our national programs, they demonstrate loud and clear that they want less focus on limitations and more on opportunities.
Saturday, June 20, 2015/Author: Marcia/Number of views (831)/Comments (-)/
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Hearing loss can be managed with new technology

Hearing loss can be managed with new technology

Lise Hamlin's tips can help you find the best hearing devices to meet your needs

If you have a hearing loss, the thing to do is to spend some time on yourself to find what works best for you. Lise Hamilton's advice on how to find the right technology is a helpful way to get started for you or a loved one.
Thursday, June 18, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (692)/Comments (-)/
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Getting on stage for the first time

Getting on stage for the first time

OASIS Actors Studio Workshop is a great way to give acting a try

An Actors Studio workshop offered by the Pacific Region OASIS in Los Angeles gave Elizabeth McClodden an opportunity to give the stage a try.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (574)/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 Syracuse 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/Author: Anne/Number of views (815)/Comments (-)/
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Like many caregivers, Nate Berger appreciates knowing he's not alone

Like many caregivers, Nate Berger appreciates knowing he's not alone

For a caregiver, it's comforting having a support system of others with common challenges

Dr. Nate Berger has been caregiver to his wife Nancy for 28 years and like many in his position, recognizes that he can’t do it alone.  Thanks to a new Caregiver Support Group in the Washington Metro OASIS, he doesn't have to.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (615)/Comments (-)/
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