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Discover life after 50

Celebrating the connections our volunteers make

Happy National Volunteer Month!

This National Volunteer Month we express our gratitude for the astounding work done by volunteers to help people 50+ across the country adopt new technology!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (57)/Comments (0)/

6.4 trillion calories removed from the marketplace!

And OASIS volunteers are contributing to the fight against obesity

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and OASIS all have a common goal: to end childhood obesity. This year's 2014 PHA Summit noted a milestone by HWCF - removing 64 trillions calories from the marketplace. OASIS President Marcia Kerz discusses the movement and how OASIS is contributing to it through CATCH Healthy Habits.
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Monday, April 14, 2014/Author: Marcia Kerz/Number of views (114)/Comments (0)/

Spring presents a great opportunity to learn a healthy new hobby

Like the rest of the country, Indiana had a harsh, long winter filled with record-breaking snow falls and low temperatures triggered by the Polar Vortex. But now spring is upon us and that bitter weather is a distant memory. Early spring has brought green grass, colorful flowers and a desire to get out of the house. It's time to be active and engage in outside activities that you find rewarding!
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Friday, April 11, 2014/Author: Jamesey Thomas/Number of views (36)/Comments (0)/

Fruit loop throwdown

Getting juiced up to eat healthier with a little friendly competition

When did the recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables ratchet up to 7-9?  A little team rivalry through BJC HealthCare's latest "Help for your health" could be just the motivation to change my ways.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (136)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Too old for Twitter? You bet your magic beans you're not

Social media an important tool for seniors

I had a lovely surprise this weekend at the movie theater when the preview trailer for "Draft Day" played. See for yourself in this 10 second clip with Kevin Costner and Ellen Burstyn . . .
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Monday, April 07, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (311)/Comments (2)/

Five questions to help you find your next volunteer role

April is National Volunteer Month, the perfect time to find just the right role to change your life as well as the lives of those you touch. Here’s a quick quiz to find a rewarding role that works for you.
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Monday, April 07, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (159)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Volunteering

Quit the sit

Moving is important!

Have you heard the new phrase “quit the sit” or “sitting is the new smoking”? Well, this is big news. 
 
If you Google “quit the sit” or “sitting is the new smoking” you’ll find many articles about the importance of movement and the dangers of sedentary lifestyles. For example, in the LA Times article, “Don't just sit there. Really.” the chair is blamed for rising rates of obesity, in addition to chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Here's why you need to keep moving!
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Friday, April 04, 2014/Author: Shelby Schroeder/Number of views (107)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Microsoft finally responds to the masses, the Start menu is coming back

Update to Windows 8.1 features Windows 7 style Start menu with tiles

An update to Windows 8.1, expected later in 2014, will see the return of the Windows Start button and old-style menu, with the addition of Metro-style tiles.
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Friday, April 04, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (45)/Comments (0)/

Travelin' Light

Keeping the wheel side down

“We can go to paradise
Maybe once, maybe twice
Travelin' light is the only way to fly”
 
With homage to J. J. Cale, here’s the first entry in a series on bicycle touring and the training, technology and gear to get ready for an adventure.
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (202)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthBicycling
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How do you discover life after 50?

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We’re proud to offer educational and volunteer opportunities that help people get this most out of life. And there’s a gold mine of knowledge, talent and passion among our volunteers, instructors and supporters.
 
This blog is a place to share that knowledge. And that’s where you can help! Interested in being a guest blogger for OASIS?
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Mary G. Wilson/Number of views (100)/Comments (0)/
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