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Discover life after 50

The case for lifelong learning

... as if there needs to be one

Lifelong learning has been a regular part of my vocabulary for a long time. In reality, it starts from the time we enter the world, evolving as we grow. From learning how to feed ourselves, to how to read, to how to drive ... well, you get the picture. What are you doing to learn now?
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Friday, April 18, 2014/Author: Mary G. Wilson/Number of views (46)/Comments (0)/

Google's new one click picture-friendly email

No more hunting for photos, Gmail users now have instant access to their Google+ gallery

Here’s another reason to use Auto Backup for the pictures you take with your cell phone (Android or IOS.) Google has added a new insert button that instantly accesses all of your photos from within the Gmail window.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (40)/Comments (0)/
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Top five apps for travelin' light

Being prepared without dragging along the library

I try to be ready for anything on the road, a tendency that was burned in during my scout leader years of "Being Prepared." Smartphones make it easy to bring along maps, itineraries, tour guides and resources – so all the information you need is in your hip pocket.
Here are my favorites, in Part Two of the "Travelin' Light" series.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (79)/Comments (0)/

How do you decide to support a non-profit?

OASIS volunteer Tamara Rhomberg discusses what matters

Mail just isn’t what it used to be. Remember the days when people actually sent letters to each other? Now the mailbox is filled with junk mail and bills. Just in the past week, I’ve received dozens of letters from nonprofits. Each is worthy of support and I want to contribute and often do what I can. But how do you decide which organizations to commit to?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (129)/Comments (0)/

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 (75)/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. OASIS President Marcia Kerz discusses the movement, how manufacturers are making foods healthier with fewer calories, and how OASIS is contributing to the goal through CATCH Healthy Habits.
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Monday, April 14, 2014/Author: Marcia Kerz/Number of views (129)/Comments (0)/

Spring is a great time for a healthy new hobby

Like the rest of the country, Indiana had a harsh, long winter filled with record-breaking snow from the Polar Vortex. Now spring is here 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 enjoy outside activities!
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Friday, April 11, 2014/Author: Jamesey Thomas/Number of views (46)/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 (147)/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 (334)/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 (379)/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 (119)/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 (51)/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 (260)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthBicycling

How do you discover life after 50?

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?
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Mary G. Wilson/Number of views (123)/Comments (0)/

Happy AND Healthy Holidays!

Now that we’re into the 2013 holiday season, remember the messages you are sending to the youth in your life. Holidays are filled with sweet treats and comfort foods, often with few healthy foods and little exercise.  It’s a great time to celebrate with friends and family, but healthy messages should still be a part of the event. And you have a wonderful opportunity to teach everyone that healthy eating and staying active can be fun!  Here's how.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013/Author: Shelby Schroeder/Number of views (80)/Comments (0)/
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