Special Collections Library & OASIS present the 2013 Speakers Program "From Corrales to Pajarito: The Original Spanish Neighborhoods Along the Rio Rancho." Free monthly lectures (no registration required) at Botts Hall, Special Collections Library, 432 Central Ave. NE. Please call the Library at 848-1376 or visit their website for more information!
OASIS wins the American Society on Aging 2013 Gloria Cavanaugh Award
The American Society on Aging (ASA) has announced three national leadership awards recognizing significant contributions to the field of aging. The 2013 winner of the ASA Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education is the OASIS Institute. Click here for more info.
New Board Member
OASIS Albuquerque is pleased to welcome Dr. William Willis as a new member of the Board of Directors! He has joined the OASIS board of directors for a three-year term. Bill was in private practice since 1979, and recently retired from New Mexico Dermatology Associates. He served as General Medical Officer and Chief of medical Services at Kirtland AFB. He and his wife Alice are regular OASIS participants. Bill joins current board members Lorna Wiggins, Lynne Anker-Unnever, Kirk Gulledge, and Bret Heinrich.
UNM seeks partners in a Brain Imaging Study
UNM School of Medicine is conducting a study on: 1) brain development across life span and 2) the effects of hypertension (high blood pressure) and type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar levels) on memory and the brain.
If you are 60+ and interested, call 505-272-5557
OASIS was named by the Social Impact Exchange as one of 100 top-performing nonprofits
The Social Impact 100 is the first-ever broad index of effective, high-impact nonprofits that serve large numbers of people in need, have evidence of results and are ready to grow. Read the press release.
An OASIS of Sound
Albuquerque OASIS members with hearing loss now have the opportunity to enjoy our classes through the installation of a “hearing loop” in our Macy's classroom.
Hearing loops are the assistive listening system of choice for most hearing aid users. The loops utilize what is called a telecoil in hearing aids that negates the need to remove the devices and don a borrowed headset in order to hear the speaker. By simply pushing the telecoil button on their hearing aids users can block out much of the background sound while wirelessly connecting to an electromagnetic signal carrying the the speaker’s voice to their hearing aids for dramatically improved clarity.
The OASIS hearing loop was donated and installed by Mike Langner, a retired Albuquerque radio engineer and looping aficionado who is a member of the Loop New Mexico Committee with help from Samuel Castillo of the nonprofit assistive devices retailer ATS Resources. Falling back on his radio experience, Langner included a wide-range automatic volume control circuit with the installation to compensate for speakers with overly loud or soft voices in order to provide the best possible speech clarity for those listening through the telecoils of their hearing aids. Upon hearing sound from a loop using the telecoils in her hearing aids for the very first time, OASIS regular Barbara Katz said, “Wow! That’s amazing!”