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Changing the face of aging with Oasis

Changing the face of aging with Oasis

Adults across the nation prove that getting older can be an opportunity for something new

Participants from across the Oasis network are learning new things, taking charge of their wellness and embracing opportunities to have an impact on their communities.

Friday, July 12, 2019/Paul Weiss| Profile/Number of views (260)/Comments (0)/

Federal Grants Enable Preventive Health Programs to Reach More Older Missourians

A $1.5 million grant from Administration for Community Living will boost Oasis impact

Oasis, the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Curators of the University of Missouri will reach more older adults throughout Missouri with support from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Wednesday, March 06, 2019/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (817)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News releases
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 (11667)/Comments (0)/
Protect your Medicare number to prevent scams

Protect your Medicare number to prevent scams

Guard your Medicare card as carefully as you do your credit cards.

Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare Cards beginning in 2018 to reduce potential for fraud.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (7639)/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 (7824)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthNational
What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

Choosing health insurance is no longer a one-time decision for most Medicare beneficiaries.

Decisions you make during the Open Enrollment period now will take effect on January 1, 2018. A careful annual review is a good idea.

Friday, October 27, 2017/Kathleen Stice| Profile/Number of views (8644)/Comments (0)/
Recruiting Volunteers!

Recruiting Volunteers!

Interested in Helping People with a Chronic Condition Live a Healthier Life?

Oasis is seeking community volunteers to train as peer leaders for an interactive chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP).


Once trained, the peer leaders will work in pairs to lead workshops at various sites in Onondaga County. Each workshop runs for six weeks (one day a week for 2 ½ hours a day). 

Friday, July 29, 2016/Sandra Roberts| Profile/Number of views (15470)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Syracuse

Wellness on the Web Updated

Update includes new websites and mobile apps

Wellness on the Web has been updated with new websites and mobile fitness apps.
Friday, February 06, 2015/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (21849)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Course updates

An experiment in laughter

Wellness with Cindy

“There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure—happiness is for all who strive to be happy—and those who laugh are happy." The quote is from Hollywood icon, Douglas Fairbanks, from his book Laugh and Live.Though published in 1917, the sentiments expressed in the book are timeless. Laughter is good for you!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (13074)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Want to improve your brain health and memory? Try juggling!

Wellness with Cindy

Juggling is not just entertaining, its exercise for the brain and body. Researchers have found links between learning to juggle and an increase in the grey matter in the brain. Twenty percent of the oxygen taken in by the body goes to the brain and 95% of that oxygen goes into grey matter.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (12611)/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 (12168)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Five great reasons to join an exercise class

Let’s face it - starting an exercise program for most people is fairly easy. Sticking to an exercise program and making it a part of your everyday routine like brushing your teeth is a totally different story. Just look at the amount of people year after year who start New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, diet and exercise only to fail in a few weeks time. Joining an exercise class might be a way to keep you on track.
Friday, May 30, 2014/Jane Overall| Profile/Number of views (11983)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Skipping breakfast? That's one way to become "hangry"

Wellness with Cindy

One habit that causes bad food choices is skipping meals, particularly breakfast. The human body needs energy and nutrients to start the day, which makes breakfast the most important meal of the day. Don't let your mind overrule your body’s common sense. Experience the bounty of life when you use your brainpower, fueled by breakfast, to make simple yet effective lifestyle changes.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (11850)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Reading nutrition labels can help with getting nutrients you may need

Wellness with Cindy

The nutrition label is on almost every package of food. Numbers and percentages for calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium and more are listed on the label. What does it all mean to the consumer? How can we use the information on the label to make informed food choices?
Monday, May 12, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (11240)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

Discovering the desire to learn something new

Wellness with Cindy

... Tom had discovered the ukulele tucked away on a shelf in the corner of the musty barn and in that serendipitous moment had discovered within him a desire to make music.
Learning to play a musical instrument not only inspires your creative soul but also is an entertaining way to unwind after a hectic day. What instrument should you play?
Monday, May 05, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (12950)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Lifelong learning