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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 (5913)/Comments (0)/
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Discovering the desire to learn something new

Wellness with Cindy

... Tom had discovered the ukulele tucked away on a shelf in the corner of the musty barn and in that serendipitous moment had discovered within him a desire to make music.
 
Learning to play a musical instrument not only inspires your creative soul but also is an entertaining way to unwind after a hectic day. What instrument should you play?
Monday, May 05, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (12669)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Lifelong learning

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 (7467)/Comments (0)/
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Being SMART about fitness plan makes success attainable

Being SMART about fitness plan makes success attainable

Wellness with Cindy

When starting a new exercise routine, it's a good idea to take a serious look at your goals and your definition of success.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (9561)/Comments (0)/
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Grandma was a "model" citizen

Grandma was a "model" citizen

Not everyone can say they have a lingerie model for a grandmother

A look into the past reveals secrets worth exploring.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (8625)/Comments (0)/
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About those labels

About those labels

When purchasing groceries, be sure to check the fine print.

Those nutrition labels might be hard to read, but it's worth learning how to decipher what they mean.
Monday, October 20, 2014/Peter| Profile/Number of views (11523)/Comments (0)/
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The gift of giving

Charitable giving is alive and well

People generally give to organizations that have impacted their lives in some way.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014/Bret| Profile/Number of views (15213)/Comments (0)/
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New tool makes dining out the healthy way easier

HealthyDiningFinder.com takes the guesswork out of eating out

 Staying healthy while dining out is possible with new tool.
Monday, December 01, 2014/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (11268)/Comments (0)/
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Getting technology help from family members

Guest blogger Cassidy Morgan finds her family the best resource on technology

 Family members are often a great resource for questions about technology.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (14144)/Comments (0)/
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Women of the founding era: "remembering the ladies"

Women of the founding era: "remembering the ladies"

Guest blogger Joan Musbach provides context for role of women during the American Revolution

During the Founding Era, a woman's role was limited to home, hearth and husband, but things were things were starting to change.
Monday, March 09, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (10212)/Comments (0)/
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Women of the founding era: part 2

Women of the founding era: part 2

Guest blogger Joan Musbach shares more about the changing status of women during American Revolution

To effectively boycott the import of English goods like tea and cloth, the Founding Fathers needed buy-in from the women who were running their households. Fortunately, most women agreed with the need to put an end to unfair taxation.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (9698)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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Who was Rosie the Riveter?

Who was Rosie the Riveter?

Guest blogger Ann Beyke shares the story behind an iconic figure

Rosie the Riveter is a national icon representing the patriotism that was an integral part of what was happening on the U.S. homefront during World War II. But just who was that woman in the red polka dot bandana?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (11910)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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Getting on stage for the first time

Getting on stage for the first time

Oasis Actors Studio Workshop is a great way to give acting a try

An Actors Studio workshop offered by the Pacific Region Oasis in Los Angeles gave Elizabeth McClodden an opportunity to give the stage a try.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (22427)/Comments (0)/
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Aging in a Healthy Way

Aging in a Healthy Way

2014 Oasis Annual Report celebrates a year of impact

The 2014 Oasis Annual Report features inspiring people who know that their work in the world counts— like Hoagy Carmichael, Laura Moreno, Ava Bush and El Douglas. By participating in our national programs, they demonstrate loud and clear that they want less focus on limitations and more on opportunities.

Saturday, June 20, 2015/Marcia Kerz| Profile/Number of views (23859)/Comments (0)/
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With technology and gratitude, Suzanne Tobin navigates life with disabilities

With technology and gratitude, Suzanne Tobin navigates life with disabilities

July marks 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Writer Suzanne Tobin describes how technology and the Americans With Disabilities Act have shaped her “new normal.”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (19281)/Comments (0)/
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