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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 (484)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News releases
Celebrating a milestone birthday with 50 acts of kindness

Celebrating a milestone birthday with 50 acts of kindness

When she turned the Big 5-0, Elizabeth Pawloski traded in black balloons for a day of impact

By turning a milestone birthday into of day of impacting others, celebrating takes on new life.

Thursday, January 03, 2019/Elizabeth Pawloski| Profile/Number of views (1929)/Comments (0)/
Oasis fitness programs keep people on the move

Oasis fitness programs keep people on the move

Moving together for better health and a sense of community

From classic workouts like cardio and strength training, yoga and Aquafit, to a wide variety of dance and evidence-based movement classes, Oasis offers fun alternatives to keep moving,

Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (4326)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthNational
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 (5421)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthTop national
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 (11077)/Comments (0)/

Getting healthy by giving back

The perfect volunteer opportunity is out there for you!

I don’t need research to tell me that volunteering improves the health of adults ages 50 and older; I see it every day at OASIS. Older adults who volunteer are more likely to maintain strength and functional ability, or the ability to perform every day activities, which is key to maintaining independence.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Sarah Lovegreen| Profile/Number of views (13632)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthVolunteering

Have you planted your tomatoes yet?

Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time

I’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day in my own special way this coming weekend, when I plant tomatoes. When I read Jamsey Thomas’ blog about hobbies a few weeks ago, I wasn’t surprised to see gardening near the top of the list for people age 50-plus. I’m 50-plus, and I love gardening, especially vegetable gardening. But then, tomatoes and I go way back. I like to say that tomatoes put me through college.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014/Pat Gilbert| Profile/Number of views (12848)/Comments (0)/

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 (12525)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Lifelong learning

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 (13033)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health

6.4 trillion calories removed from the marketplace!

And OASIS volunteers are contributing to the fight against obesity

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and OASIS all have a common goal: to end childhood obesity. OASIS President Marcia Kerz discusses the movement, how manufacturers are making foods healthier with fewer calories, and how OASIS is contributing to the goal through CATCH Healthy Habits.
Monday, April 14, 2014/Marcia Kerz| Profile/Number of views (28618)/Comments (0)/
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