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 (149)/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 (198)/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 (1551)/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 (682)/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 (1058)/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 (691)/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 (612)/Comments (-)/
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Ava Bush shares her positive approach to living with diabetes

Ava Bush shares her positive approach to living with diabetes

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.
Friday, June 12, 2015/Author: Sarah/Number of views (619)/Comments (-)/
CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers and kids keep one another on a healthy path

CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers and kids keep one another on a healthy path

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!
Monday, June 08, 2015/Author: Peter/Number of views (880)/Comments (-)/
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Brain Healthy Living

Brain Healthy Living

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.
Thursday, June 04, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1053)/Comments (-)/
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The Patient Portal: The Digital Doorway to Manage Your Health

The Patient Portal: The Digital Doorway to Manage Your Health

Deb Collier explains how to make meaningful use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Patient portals are definitely here to stay. Find out how using this technology can improve your experience as you manage your health information. It’s easier than you might think!
Thursday, May 21, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (958)/Comments (-)/
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Keeping the sun fun

Keeping the sun fun

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month-Protect Yourself!

Many older adults think that there is no point in protecting themselves from the sun’s UV rays since the damage has already been done.
Friday, May 15, 2015/Author: Michele/Number of views (1161)/Comments (-)/
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Being active should be fun for everyone

Being active should be fun for everyone

Who better to offer advice on keeping kids excited about being healthy than kids themselves?

CATCH Healthy Habits 4th grader Hannah Ott and other young advisors recently offered insights to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition on the best ways to encourage healthy lifestyles for kids.
Thursday, May 07, 2015/Author: Peter/Number of views (1373)/Comments (-)/
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Staying Active: A Goal for Every Age

Staying Active: A Goal for Every Age

Dr. Sharon Brangman calls out a strategy to keep kids and adults healthy and active throughout life

Being active and working with kids are two keys to keep feeling young. These volunteers are making real strides in their strength, flexibility and general health.
Thursday, May 07, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1202)/Comments (-)/
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