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You've decided to make healthier choices. Healthy Habits for Adults can help.

You've decided to make healthier choices. Healthy Habits for Adults can help.

National Nutrition Month is a good time to get started.

Good nutrition and regular exercise are important tools to manage or prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (7843)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthVolunteering
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 (5651)/Comments (0)/
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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 (4575)/Comments (0)/
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Medicare Open Enrollment starts now. Find out what to expect in 2019.

Medicare Open Enrollment starts now. Find out what to expect in 2019.

Oasis volunteers can help you choose the best coverage options

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 coverage starts October 15 and lasts through December 7. Find out what you need to know to ensure you have the coverage you need.

Sunday, October 14, 2018/Kathleen Stice| Profile/Number of views (3764)/Comments (0)/
March is Nutrition Month, the perfect time to give food choices some thought

March is Nutrition Month, the perfect time to give food choices some thought

Keeping food choices simple is a guiding principle for good nutrition

Nutrition know-how starts with understanding what's in processed foods and keeping what's on your plate simple.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (716)/Comments (0)/
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Are you eating your daily rainbow?

Part 1

It can be challenging to eat healthy. Food groups keep changing, fast food is quick and convenient, advertising is confusing and our daily lives are moving faster.  But if there’s one thing we need to do every day, it’s eating five or more fruits and vegetables – and in a rainbow of colors.  Are you eating the recommended five colors a day?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013/Shelby Schroeder| Profile/Number of views (10164)/Comments (0)/
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Do you live the “Oasis lifestyle?”

In case you don’t know, the Oasis mission is this: Oasis is a pioneer of the three-pronged approach to successful aging – lifelong learning, active lifestyles and community involvement.
 
As a volunteer coordinator, I work closely with Oasis volunteers and realized recently that many of them are living, what my colleague refers to as the "Oasis lifestyle.” So what exactly does that mean?
Tuesday, July 02, 2013/Shelby Schroeder| Profile/Number of views (5946)/Comments (0)/
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Falling ...

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.
Friday, September 20, 2013/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (9909)/Comments (0)/
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Fruit loop throwdown

Getting juiced up to eat healthier with a little friendly competition

When did the recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables ratchet up to 7-9?  A little team rivalry through BJC HealthCare's latest "Help for your health" could be just the motivation to change my ways.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (27172)/Comments (0)/
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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 (28968)/Comments (0)/

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 (7097)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthTechnology

Why getting a good night's sleep is good for your brain

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.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (26492)/Comments (0)/
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The Garden Grazers, Fruit Loops & Freggies

Nope, it's not a new musical group

A friendly little eating competition, "Help for Your Health: Fruits and Vegetables Challenge" has sparked a dialogue and prompted everyone to think about their diet. I was surprised that such a simple competition could teach us so much about fruits and vegetables, while encouraging our co-workers too. It was also surprising to learn how much we didn't know.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014/Shelby Schroeder| Profile/Number of views (6827)/Comments (0)/
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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 (13246)/Comments (0)/
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Dancing ... yep, it is exercise

Wellness with Cindy

A look of horror crossed his face as he uttered the words, “Ballroom dancing? Are you serious?” I needed a partner for my dance class and suggested to my husband Tom, that we take the class together. After the momentary shock, he declared himself ready for the challenge.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (7494)/Comments (0)/
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