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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!