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!
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.
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!
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.
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 . . .
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.
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!
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.
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.
Share your experience on our blog!
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?