Leadership team helps Upstate OASIS thrive

Leadership team helps Upstate OASIS thrive

Volunteers fill key roles with their skills and passion for learning

“I always anticipated that I would do something when I retired, but it didn’t look like this,” says Wendy Davenport, who has a new career with the Syracuse volunteer team.

Monday, April 18, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (358)/Comments (-)/
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In the news

In the news

Oasis education and volunteer programs have been featured recently in major daily newspapers and TV news programs.  See what they're saying.
Monday, April 11, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (0)/Comments (-)/
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Reading . . . a win-win resolution

Reading . . . a win-win resolution

Here's a commitment you can always come back to - reading more.

Julie Blow zeroes in on a goal to add purpose and pleasure to her days. What's on your bookshelf?
Tuesday, April 05, 2016/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (344)/Comments (-)/
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American adults still unfamiliar with online learning options

American adults still unfamiliar with online learning options

Pew Research finds that place based learning is still vital for most American lifelong learners

Online learning options have grown dramatically in the past decade, but this Pew Research poll shows that American adults are still largely in the dark about Internet learning 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (453)/Comments (-)/
The Gift of Age

The Gift of Age

"There is only one way to age–with a smile," says San Diego OASIS lecturer and author Richard Lederer

While we can't  turn back life's odometer; we can embrace the rewards of long life. Richard Lederer, San Diego Oasis lecturer takes a humorous look at the journey of aging.
Sunday, March 20, 2016/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (691)/Comments (-)/
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For healthy shopping, stay on the outskirts of the grocery store

For healthy shopping, stay on the outskirts of the grocery store

Filling your cart with healthy foods takes smart shopping

Mary Helen Vasquez, RN, says smart shopping and an understanding of what's in the food you buy can lead to a longer and healthier life.
Thursday, March 10, 2016/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (623)/Comments (-)/
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Facebook adds reaction emojis so you can express more than a simple "Like"

Facebook adds reaction emojis so you can express more than a simple "Like"

New animated emojis give you more choices of expression when reacting to posts

Facebook has released an expanded set of  emojis you can use to express your reaction to posts. And, of course, you can use more than one at a time.
Monday, February 29, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (639)/Comments (-)/
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Meet the CATCH Healthy Habits Heroes who volunteer at Allisonville Elementary

Meet the CATCH Healthy Habits Heroes who volunteer at Allisonville Elementary

Josephine Poelnitz, Grace Broten and Dorothy Summers turn kids on to healthy foods, activity and fun.

Josephine, Grace and Dorothy are a dynamic team teaching kids healthy habits for a lifetime.
Thursday, February 18, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (1165)/Comments (-)/
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What is OASIS to You?

What is OASIS to You?

We would like to know what OASIS means in your life

People at OASIS talk about learning, belonging, giving back and more reasons why they participate. Read what a few of them have to say, then tell us what you think.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (1639)/Comments (-)/
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Google abandons Picasa and moves to Photos

Google abandons Picasa and moves to Photos

Google is retiring the venerable but outdated Picasa app in March of 2016

Picasa rarely got any love from Google in the way of updates so it isn’t surprising, especially given Google’s expansion of the Google Photos app, that Picasa is officially on the chopping block. According to Google, there will be no further support after March 15, 2016, although current users can continue to use the app.
Saturday, February 13, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (699)/Comments (-)/
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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 (1732)/Comments (-)/
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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 (1581)/Comments (-)/
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Making that New Year's fitness resolution stick

Making that New Year's fitness resolution stick

The key to starting of the new year on a healthy note is planning ahead

If being more physically fit is on your list for 2016, here are some tips for turning your good intentions into reality.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015/Cindy Sue| Profile/Number of views (1672)/Comments (-)/
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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 (1836)/Comments (-)/
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Life changes and the holidays

Life changes and the holidays

Being good to yourself is key if you find yourself alone during the holidays

Guest blogger Julie Blow suggests positive approach to that first holiday alone, including keeping yourself on the gift list.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (2124)/Comments (-)/
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