This 84-year-old knows more about technology than you do

This 84-year-old knows more about technology than you do

Tinkering and curiosity fuel lifelong adventure for this St. Louis Hall of Famer

After a career as a television broadcast engineer, Don Francois focuses his energies teaching adults embrace and use technology and helping organizations solve technology issues.

Thursday, February 23, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1494)/Comments (-)/
Exercise your power to stand tall and prevent a fall

Exercise your power to stand tall and prevent a fall

A healthy addiction made this Californian lose a cane and regain confidence

After a fall, Leanna Clark's exercise routine keeps her feeling steady and confident in her movements. Take these important steps for staying on your feet.
Thursday, September 01, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (4335)/Comments (-)/
Making smart phones and tablets more kind and friendly

Making smart phones and tablets more kind and friendly

Getting some tech help can mean no more struggles to read and respond to text messages

 "I no longer have to rely on my reading glasses to see text messages on my new phone," says Kathy Eckrich, who got help by taking a Connections class, “Better Seeing and Better Hearing with Smart Phone and Tablets."
Monday, June 06, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2743)/Comments (-)/
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Senior Health & Fitness Day is every day at OASIS

Senior Health & Fitness Day is every day at OASIS

A new Fitbit was part of Ronnie Singer's strategy to enhance her fitness routine

“I love that I feel so much better,” says Ronnie Singer since she started a regular workout groove. She’s one of nearly 6000 Oasis people who have kicked up their fitness routine.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2966)/Comments (-)/
Making connections count with technology

Making connections count with technology

Tom Weaver found a meaningful way for students to practice their new skills

A natural teacher and a cancer survivor, Tom Weaver is meeting needs for adults learning technology skills and cancer patients who need a pick-me-up.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3776)/Comments (-)/
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Staying connected on Mother's Day and all year through

Staying connected on Mother's Day and all year through

Forget email--Ernestine Mathis has moved on to Skype, Gmail chat and more

Forget email--Ernestine Mathis has moved on to Skype, Gmail chat and more
Friday, May 06, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3602)/Comments (-)/
Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Connections pilot offers one-on-one help

 Jim Salih is a "techie" and he knows it. He loves guiding new technology users in a one-on-one way through the Connections Ask a Techie program.  
Thursday, October 01, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (6845)/Comments (-)/
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 Looking for and keeping a job at any age

Looking for and keeping a job at any age

Labor Day is a nice day off for millions of working adults, including those who are 50+

Older workers need to understand and embrace a new language--the language of technology--to be successful in today’s job market. OASIS Connections can help.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (8498)/Comments (-)/
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Independence Day redefined

Independence Day redefined

July marks 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This Independence Day many individuals and families are grappling with independence in a different context: the desire to age in place and on one’s own terms. Technology is making that more possible than ever.
Thursday, July 02, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (8295)/Comments (-)/
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Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

As Laura Moreno keeps up with the times, she knocks down barriers for others to do the same.

Learning to use the computer has impacted every aspect of life for Laura Moreno, who has brought herself up to speed by taking OASIS Connections classes at the Grauwyler Park Library in Dallas, TX. She is thrilled that so many others  in her Spanish-speaking community can turn to OASIS for technology training.
Friday, June 12, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (8199)/Comments (-)/
Celebrating volunteers

Celebrating volunteers

OASIS volunteer Wally Canis stays in his tech-loving world by helping others

Solving technology problems is a sweet spot for Wally Canis. He puts that skill to work as a natural teacher and part of the team keeping OASIS computer labs running.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (8711)/Comments (-)/
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Meeting technology demand public library style

Today's library patrons want something more than books

With patrons in need of high-quality technology training, Broward County Library has found a cost-effective and sustainable model through OASIS Connections.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (4490)/Comments (-)/
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Mother's Day in a connected way

Making interactions that count ... and matter

Calling your Mom on Mother's Day?  Now there may be a better way.  Facetime, Skype and texting are all great means of connecting with Moms.  But what does new research by experts Sherry Turkle and Catherine Steiner-Adair say about how Moms are connecting with their kids?
Thursday, May 08, 2014/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2633)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

Older internet users suffer less depression

New evidence supports technology training approach

Michigan State University's Shelia Cotten finds computer use among retirees reduces the risk of depression by more than 30%--using a model similar to OASIS Connections.
Monday, April 28, 2014/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2616)/Comments (-)/
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Celebrating the connections our volunteers make

Happy National Volunteer Month!

This National Volunteer Month we express our gratitude for the astounding work done by volunteers to help people 50+ across the country adopt new technology!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2468)/Comments (-)/
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