What's New at OASIS
Better Choices, Better Health®
is the online version of Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and is now available for OASIS members – the online workshop is FREE—and it starts next week! All participants will also receive a FREE copy of the workbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions
. Sign up now for the 6-week course.
OASIS will be participating in the M-Enabling Summit
this coming June in Washington, DC. The Summit is dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities, a market of more than one billion users worldwide. Learn more
about this event.
WellPoint and AT&T have both renewed their commitment to OASIS for CATCH Healthy Habits and Connections respectively! More on WellPoint grant
and AT&T contribution
The American Society on Aging (ASA) has named OASIS the 2013 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education
recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to training and education in the field of aging. Read the news release
OASIS was honored by the City of Clayton, MO, home of our national headquarters, with a proclamation from Mayor Linda Goldstein, naming November 1, 2012 as "OASIS Day." The City has been an OASIS partner since the beginning in 1982, and continues to support the OASIS mission. Thanks to Mayor Goldstein, the Board of Aldermen and all of the city departments for their dedication and continued commitment to OASIS!
Aging Network News
Health reform hits Main Street.
Check out this video by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.This short, animated movie
-- featuring the "YouToons" -- explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014. Other valuable information on how the new health reform law really works is also on this webpage
Join the online conversation on Social Security and Medicare! After years of paying into Medicare and Social Security, you deserve a voice in their future. You've Earned a Say is a national conversation committed to providing you with information about the proposals on the table in Washington — without the political jargon and spin. Here's some background on the program, prepared for the Gerontogical Society of America, by Brian Lindberg. Or, visit the YEAS site for more information and to answer a questionaire about what YOU think.
Supreme Court Rules on Affordable Care Act - Individual Mandate Ruled Constitutional
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that Congress can require most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax. The justices also gave states flexibility in adopting the expansion of Medicaid.
In a nutshell: The mechanisms to increase the number of people with health coverage can continue to be implemented, and consumer protections in the ACA remain intact. Here's more information from the Kaiser Foundation, Cover Missouri and AARP.
My Medicare Matters is a free website that offers people with Medicare and their family members easy-to-understand information about joining Medicare and the services they can receive. Here's five things you can do on the site.
National Institutes of Health focuses on fitness with Go4Life
Just 25% of people age 65-74 engage in regular physical activity. NIH is reaching out to Baby Boomers and their parents to take steps in maintaining their health and independence through Go4Life.