As we enter the summer session, you will notice big changes ...
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.
Oasis plans for growth that will lead to maximum impact
Centers across the network are seeking opportunities to reach the many older adults who have yet to discover all that Oasis offers.
In memory of Oasis Instructor Dr. William D. West
Beloved Oasis instructor remembered. Hear stories about Bill and listen to some of the music that inspired his life. Daniel shares fond memories of monthly breakfasts he had with Bill during which they talked about music, literature and theatre.
Janis Cline shares her love of reading as an Oasis tutor
“I saw it in the paper,” she said of the item that sparked her interest. “I love kids. (Tutoring) is so different from anything I’ve ever done."
You can help children learn good eating and physical activity habits for a lifetime
Be part of a team and help children in grades K-5 learn fun ways to be active and eat healthy.
Oasis tutors channel their good memories into helping kids today
This time of year I can’t help but start thinking about going back to school, and how much I looked forward to that when I was a kid. Oasis tutors have many reasons for both choosing to tutor, AND where they want to tutor. Perhaps they want to complete the circle, and come back to their neighborhood school.
Four steps to protect yourself from hackers
The act of hacking and system cracking has been in existence since the earliest forms of electronic communications. Here are four steps you can take to protect yourself from this kind of attack.
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?
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.
Wellness with Cindy
Will a good night’s sleep make you smarter? During waking hours the brain is absorbing new information. In order to add the freshly acquired information to the long-term memory banks in the brain, the body needs to sleep.
Wellness with Cindy
Vegetables have never ranked in my top ten favorite foods. Snacking on a sliced green pepper with ranch dip is as close as I had ever been to my daily servings of veggies. Family health issues changed all that. The change started with learning how to improve our diet. So began the process of discovering how to create a delicious meal filled with vegetables ... like Super Simple Pizza Soup!
... as if there needs to be one
Lifelong learning has been a regular part of my vocabulary for a long time. In reality, it starts from the time we enter the world, evolving as we grow. From learning how to feed ourselves, to how to read, to how to drive ... well, you get the picture. What are you doing to learn now?
Oasis volunteer Tamara Rhomberg discusses what matters
Mail just isn’t what it used to be. Remember the days when people actually sent letters to each other? Now the mailbox is filled with junk mail and bills. Just in the past week, I’ve received dozens of letters from nonprofits. Each is worthy of support and I want to contribute and often do what I can. But how do you decide which organizations to commit to?
No need to be afraid!
"Fear of Falling" was written byTerrie Jacks, an Oasis participant and a Matter of Balance class facilitator. She's also involved with other health programs at Oasis, and wrote this poem about conquering her own fear of falling. Terrie is an inspiration to others to get out do something about their falling fears, such as taking a class like Matter of Balance. Here's how Terrie views the idea of falling.