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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 (909)/Comments (0)/
Are your passwords passé ?

Are your passwords passé ?

A password manager can save the day

You probably know that you should use strong unique passwords for every online account you have. That can mean a lot of passwords. You can't possibly memorize all those passwords, but you can use a password manager app and let it do all the work for you!

Wednesday, May 01, 2019/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1675)/Comments (0)/
Hit hard by aging? Exploring why Facebook's latest challenge should be challenged.

Hit hard by aging? Exploring why Facebook's latest challenge should be challenged.

Facebook's latest challenge started with a negative question about aging and it went viral. That's a problem.

Facebook's How Hard Did Aging Hit You? Challenge has gone viral, taking the conversation about getting older in a negative direction that misses the mark.

Monday, January 14, 2019/Paul Weiss| Profile/Number of views (4170)/Comments (0)/
Lifelong learning programs offer solution to social isolation

Lifelong learning programs offer solution to social isolation

By taking lifelong learning classes, older adults maintain purpose and important connections with others

Guest blogger Linda E. Maurice of the Lifelong Learning Institute shares observations about the importance of lifelong learning for older adults seeking purpose and companionship.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (5904)/Comments (0)/
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 (4549)/Comments (0)/
When confident about technology, older adults stay connected

When confident about technology, older adults stay connected

Connections transforms technology from barrier into isolation-fighting tool

Digital literacy is essential for people to access services and stay connected with family and friends.

Thursday, May 31, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2836)/Comments (0)/
Oasis instructor thinks 'inside' the box

Oasis instructor thinks 'inside' the box

Tom Henry's lifelong adventure continues at Upstate Oasis

In 2017 Upstate Oasis Executive Director Cindy Woods asked Tom Henry if he would be willing to think outside the box to be the first Oasis instructor to livestream a class other Oasis locations.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1889)/Comments (0)/
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Good health, new friends among many benefits of lifelong learning

Good health, new friends among many benefits of lifelong learning

Oasis participants can choose from thousands of lifelong learning classes

Research indicates that lifelong learning has a positive impact on all aspects of health, something Oasis participants already know. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (6263)/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 (5978)/Comments (0)/
 Older adults with technology know-how have the world at their fingertips

Older adults with technology know-how have the world at their fingertips

Learning how to use Google Maps meant a trip back in time for one World War II veteran

Technology can be used for everyday life and experiences that are extraordinary.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3985)/Comments (0)/
Is that website safe and secure?

Is that website safe and secure?

Find out some simple ways to determine if the websites you visit are the real deal.

It's fun and convenient to use the internet to look things up and conduct business, but all websites are not created equal. Find out how to steer clear of sites that are not secure.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (4773)/Comments (0)/
Travel the world with a seasoned guide through an Oasis YouTube video

Travel the world with a seasoned guide through an Oasis YouTube video

A new YouTube video makes it possible to see some of the world from your home.

With Oasis instructor Tom Henry as your guide, you can see parts of the world in a "Travels With Tom" class that we've captured on video and shared on our YouTube channel.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (6616)/Comments (0)/
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Is it fake news? Find out how to know for sure.

Is it fake news? Find out how to know for sure.

Oasis YouTube video provides great guidance on how to navigate and trust what you hear on the news

Navigating the news to determine fact from fiction can be tricky these days. Oasis instructor Don Siegel's class provides tips to help you find the truth.

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (4164)/Comments (0)/
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Packing for the journey

Packing for the journey

Part of retirement is getting past the sense of disconnection

As much as I have tried to prepare for retirement, the process is harder than I thought it would be. But it has also helped me appreciate more how at any stage, we are all seeking purpose and connection.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (9179)/Comments (0)/
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Try an Oasis class online

Try an Oasis class online

Enjoy a few examples of our classes online thanks to a pilot project

People are increasingly turning to the internet to further their education. Oasis is exploring how to reach more people by sharing recordings of some of our classes online. See what its all about, for free!

Friday, January 19, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (8527)/Comments (0)/
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