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Oasis and Anthem Foundation partner to help older adults reduce chronic disease risk

Oasis and Anthem Foundation partner to help older adults reduce chronic disease risk

Oasis Receives $267,000 to offer Healthy Habits for Adults program in six cities

The Oasis Institute, a thought leader in healthy aging, and Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., continue their partnership to offer free classes to older adults through the Oasis Healthy Habits program.

Monday, June 18, 2018/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (1548)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News releases
Empowered older adults are asking themselves "What's next?"

Empowered older adults are asking themselves "What's next?"

Older adults nationwide turn to Oasis for inspiration on healthy aging

Oasis Institute President Paul Weiss says Oasis is leading the way to shift the narrative about older adults from a population in need of service to simply people who can be empowered to serve.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018/Paul Weiss| Profile/Number of views (1862)/Comments (0)/
What is in a Word?  Aging Terminologies, Self-Perception and Self Esteem

What is in a Word?  Aging Terminologies, Self-Perception and Self Esteem

Guest blogger Linda E. Maurice explores the nuances of words we use to describe age

Geriatric. Senior. Older adult. What is the impact of the words we use to describe ourselves as we age?

Sunday, May 06, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3020)/Comments (0)/
Thinking Outside the “Getting Old” Box

Thinking Outside the “Getting Old” Box

Ken Druck, author of Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined, encourages a rethink on aging

Guest author Ken Druck is helping Oasis kick off Older Americans Month with a step-by-step process to rethink how we perceive ourselves as we age.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3426)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthTop national
You've decided to make healthier choices. Healthy Habits for Adults can help.

You've decided to make healthier choices. Healthy Habits for Adults can help.

National Nutrition Month is a good time to get started.

Good nutrition and regular exercise are important tools to manage or prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (5391)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthVolunteering
What's in a milestone? That depends on who you ask and when you ask them.

What's in a milestone? That depends on who you ask and when you ask them.

Getting older is not optional, but reaching milestones does offer opportunity for reflection.

A milestone is just a milestone, until it's yours. Guest blogger Jeanne Foster celebrates a new one and she's in good company!

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Jeanne Foster| Profile/Number of views (5735)/Comments (0)/
Looking to lose weight? Think less about diets, more about lasting lifestyle changes.

Looking to lose weight? Think less about diets, more about lasting lifestyle changes.

Anthem Foundation and Oasis offer a great way to get started: Healthy Habits for Adults.

Most people associate weight loss with dieting, but for lasting results, developing healthy habits that you can actually stick with is the proven approach. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (8517)/Comments (0)/
Being assertive about your safety can help prevent falls

Being assertive about your safety can help prevent falls

It's important to let friends and family know what you need to feel steady on your feet.

What does being assertive have to do with falls prevention?  Everything. If people know what you need, most are happy to help.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017/Juliet Simone| Profile/Number of views (5380)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthNational
Writing new chapters of life takes courage and imagination

Writing new chapters of life takes courage and imagination

To challenge the traditional "getting older" story, we need a new script.

Dr. Ken Druck, author of Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined, shares an inspiring message about how to get started writing the next chapters in our life stories.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (8100)/Comments (0)/

The power of positive thinking

Wellness with Cindy

“Only those who have mastered the art of happiness can prosper and progress. The happy spirit sees no obstacles, is not blinded by gloom, and invokes the strength and ambition that surmounts all difficulties and gains success.”
If you are not a natural positive thinker, how do you begin to develop the ability?
Monday, June 02, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (10007)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Managing your "stuff"

Celebrate Older Americans Month by taking control to live a healthier life!

As older Americans we have “stuff” that we carry/have carried through our life cycle. Sometimes it’s family issues, sometimes it’s work issues. No matter what "stuff" you have, are you managing it? In the spirit of this year's Older Americans Month, "Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow," OASIS member Ruth Jenerson shares her journey on taking control of her "stuff" so she can live a healthy life.
Thursday, May 01, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (11217)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Super Simple Pizza Soup

Wellness with Cindy

Vegetables have never ranked in my top ten favorite foods. Snacking on a sliced green pepper with ranch dip is as close as I had ever been to my daily servings of veggies. Family health issues changed all that. The change started with learning how to improve our diet. So began the process of discovering how to create a delicious meal filled with vegetables ... like Super Simple Pizza Soup!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (11108)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health
Top five apps for travelin' light

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.
Thursday, April 17, 2014/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (21126)/Comments (0)/
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