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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knowing the warning signs is a good place to start
As the world celebrates the 10th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th, it’s a great time to reflect on what we all can do to prevent financial exploitation.
With good feedback from participants, we're working now to continue improving the online class registration process
OASIS participants have given us lots of feedback - both positive and constructive - on ways we can continue to improve the online class registration process. Here's a summary of planned changes and an opportunity to help with testing.
As Laura Moreno keeps up with the times, she knocks down barriers for others to do the same.
Learning to use the computer has impacted every aspect of life for Laura Moreno, who has brought herself up to speed by taking OASIS Connections classes at the Grauwyler Park Library in Dallas, TX. She is thrilled that so many others in her Spanish-speaking community can turn to OASIS for technology training.
Her own journey has paved the way to encourage others to live active and healthy lifestyles.
Ava Bush helps others at Indianapolis OASIS realize that managing diabetes is just part of what they must do to be healthy. She’s learning strategies, too, thanks to a program that teaches self-management skills for people with the condition.
It's never too early or too late to start making better choices.
Both children and adults participating in CATCH Healthy Habits report eating more fruits and veggies, as well as cutting down on screen time. And they're helping each other do it!
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
It is important to understand that Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, but like other parts of our bodies, our brains may lose some agility as we get older, if we do not take care of it. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a great time to get in-the-know about the facts of brain health.
Reserve your update or risk waiting in line
Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries world-wide on July 29. You'll get a notification when your upgrade is available for download, but Microsoft is saying that some notifications may be weeks or months after the release. Fortunately, if you are in a hurry you can reserve your spot in line for early notification with just a few clicks. Here's how.
Technology can be a great way to connect with grandchildren
For OASIS blogger Julie Blow, technology has turned into a great way to build a relationship with her grandchild. And it all started with Skype and a kiss.