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Happy AND Healthy Holidays!

By |2013-12-10T00:00:00-05:00December 10th, 2013|Health|

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.

It’s Giving Tuesday!

By |2013-12-03T00:00:00-05:00December 3rd, 2013|Philanthropy|

Today, we celebrate the second annual #GivingTuesday, a day that is set aside for us all to come together and reach beyond ourselves: to reach out into our communities and shift our focus from “me” to “we.”  After a weekend dominated by the retail industry, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving is now what we know as #GivingTuesday. So how does #GivingTuesday impact our lives?

For Medicare participants

By |2013-10-08T00:00:00-05:00October 8th, 2013|Health|

Each year, you have a chance to make changes to your Medicare Advantage (Part C) or Medicare prescription drug coverage for the following year. This annual enrollment period is called Open Enrollment and takes place from October 15 through December 7. The changes that you make during this enrollment period will take effect on January 1, 2014. If you decide to stay with your current plan there you don’t need to do anything. If you want to make changes, here's what you'll need to know.

Falling …

By |2013-09-20T00:00:00-05:00September 20th, 2013|Health|

"Fear of Falling" was written byTerrie Jacks, an Oasis participant and a Matter of Balance class facilitator. She's also involved with other health programs at Oasis, and wrote this poem about conquering her own fear of falling. Terrie is an inspiration to others to get out do something about their falling fears, such as taking a class like Matter of Balance. Here's how Terrie views the idea of falling.

Do you live the “Oasis lifestyle?”

By |2013-07-02T00:00:00-05:00July 2nd, 2013|Health, Lifelong learning, Volunteering|

In case you don’t know, the Oasis mission is this: Oasis is a pioneer of the three-pronged approach to successful aging – lifelong learning, active lifestyles and community involvement.
 
As a volunteer coordinator, I work closely with Oasis volunteers and realized recently that many of them are living, what my colleague refers to as the "Oasis lifestyle.” So what exactly does that mean?

Different ways to “eat the rainbow”

By |2013-06-07T00:00:00-05:00June 7th, 2013|Health|

Our May blog asked the question, "Are you eating your daily rainbow?" The daily rainbow is five different colors of fruits and vegetables per day. Once you know about the daily rainbow of healthy eating, of course you will need options for eating it!  Here's more on delicious ways to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies.

Are you eating your daily rainbow?

By |2013-05-21T00:00:00-05:00May 21st, 2013|Health|

It can be challenging to eat healthy. Food groups keep changing, fast food is quick and convenient, advertising is confusing and our daily lives are moving faster.  But if there’s one thing we need to do every day, it’s eating five or more fruits and vegetables – and in a rainbow of colors.  Are you eating the recommended five colors a day?

Training for impact

By |2013-03-08T00:00:00-05:00March 8th, 2013|Health, Lifelong learning, Volunteering|

At Oasis we're continually looking for ways to offer more programs that demonstrate positive impact in people’s lives. And we've found some common elements of effective programs.
 
We're thrilled to be recognized by the American Society on Aging for our work. On March 12 Oasis receives ASA’s Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education.
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