Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Monsanto Fund support brings STEM learning into OASIS tutoring

Al Peterfeso is learning how to use the iPad as a tool for his work as an OASIS tutor, thanks to support from The Monsanto Fund. 
Thursday, January 07, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (618)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Going back home to deck the halls

Going back home to deck the halls

Just a few hours of "things the way they used to be" is a rare gift.

Guest blogger Anne Heinrich's Christmas gift came early this year: a precious few hours with her first family, the one she's had from the beginning.
Monday, December 14, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (748)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Calling all bloggers

Calling all bloggers

Think you can blog? Of course you can!

Chances are, you have some knowledge that could be helpful to others. The OASIS blog is a great way to share what you know in an easy-to-write, easy-to-read style.
Monday, November 30, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (899)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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A season and reason for giving

A season and reason for giving

OASIS programs have high impact with help from our Friends!

OASIS programs have high impact for adults 50+ and the communities in which they live. It's all made possible with generous support from the community. 
Friday, October 30, 2015/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (1265)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Connections pilot offers one-on-one help

 Jim Salih is a "techie" and he knows it. He loves guiding new technology users in a one-on-one way through the Connections Ask a Techie program.  
Thursday, October 01, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1753)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Some communities have limited options for healthy eating

Living a healthy lifestyle is especially challenging when its hard to find fresh healthy food. One way to help is to volunteer with OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits.
Monday, September 28, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1865)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Preventing falls makes walking more fun

Preventing falls makes walking more fun

Easy steps can keep you on your feet

Taking a long walk is no fun if you fall. Avid walker and OASIS guest blogger Betty Higbie has just learned some good strategies for staying on your feet.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2130)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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 Looking for and keeping a job at any age

Looking for and keeping a job at any age

Labor Day is a nice day off for millions of working adults, including those who are 50+

Older workers need to understand and embrace a new language--the language of technology--to be successful in today’s job market. OASIS Connections can help.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2222)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Silver Screen Series

Silver Screen Series

Exploring and rethinking aging through film

Maturity and Its Muse Executive Director Lynn Hamilton previews four films to be featured in the 2015 Silver Screen Series. These films explore the challenges and joys of aging. 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1963)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

"I like to encourage others that no matter their age, they have the ability to lead healthy lives.”

The idea of changing our exercise or eating habits can be overwhelming. Genetra Bowser enjoys helping others find motivation to get started by leading Healthy Habits for Adults classes.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Brandon| Profile/Number of views (2028)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Defining our legacy

Defining our legacy

Blogger Julie Blow considers what her most valuable legacy might be

In a world that revolves around technology, creating legacy that you can touch and feel can be a challenge. Thinking beyond silver and china, I want to pass on something of real value: what I know how to do.
Monday, August 10, 2015/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (2682)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2157)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 was July 13, with opportunities for anyone to participate in the conversation about how getting older is different than it used to be.
Monday, July 06, 2015/Marcia Kerz| Profile/Number of views (3990)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3329)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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/Marcia Kerz| Profile/Number of views (4169)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (3278)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 Upstate 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/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (3446)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

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.
Friday, June 12, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3112)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Developing computer skills: a bonding experience

Developing computer skills: a bonding experience

Julie Blow uses her new tech skills to connect with her granddaughter.

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.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (3599)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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OASIS and RSVP: a natural connection

OASIS and RSVP: a natural connection

OASIS RSVP Coordinator Elizabeth Pawloski tells us how volunteers get things done

May 18 - 22  is National Senior Corps Week, an opportunity to salute RSVP volunteers, like Phyllis Wuertz, who believes that children still treasure simple joy of hearing stories read to them.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015/Elizabeth Pawloski| Profile/Number of views (3474)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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