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 (186)/Comments (-)/
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Peers help each other learn to lead healthier lives

Peers help each other learn to lead healthier lives

Years after meeting in an Oasis class, two women still find benefits from the experience.

Joan Lane and Mary Maufas appreciate what they learned together six years ago about living an healthy life.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (90)/Comments (-)/
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Want to ditch your Facebook account? Read this first!

Want to ditch your Facebook account? Read this first!

Closing your account might cause issues with other sites tied to your Facebook account

If you find yourself not using Facebook as much as you used to, or you simply would like to take a break, there are a few options at your disposal. Before taking the plunge of deleting your account, you could just un-follow Facebook friends you don't want to talk to and unsubscribe from some groups. However, if you’ve set your mind on getting rid of Facebook once and for all, here’s what you need to do.

Monday, February 05, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (165)/Comments (-)/
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Reading aloud is fun for all ages and at the heart of Oasis tutoring

Reading aloud is fun for all ages and at the heart of Oasis tutoring

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day February 1st

Oasis tutors bring old favorites to share with their students and discover some new fun reads as well.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1034)/Comments (-)/
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 (1863)/Comments (-)/
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What's in a milestone? That depends on who you ask and when you ask them.

What's in a milestone? That depends on who you ask and when you ask them.

Getting older is not optional, but reaching milestones does offer opportunity for reflection.

A milestone is just a milestone, until it's yours. Guest blogger Jeanne Foster celebrates a new one and she's in good company!

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Jeanne Foster| Profile/Number of views (1666)/Comments (-)/
Looking to lose weight? Think less about diets, more about lasting lifestyle changes.

Looking to lose weight? Think less about diets, more about lasting lifestyle changes.

Anthem Foundation and Oasis offer a great way to get started: Healthy Habits for Adults.

Most people associate weight loss with dieting, but for lasting results, developing healthy habits that you can actually stick with is the proven approach. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2045)/Comments (-)/
Protect your Medicare number to prevent scams

Protect your Medicare number to prevent scams

Guard your Medicare card as carefully as you do your credit cards.

Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare Cards beginning in 2018 to reduce potential for fraud.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1166)/Comments (-)/
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Being assertive about your safety can help prevent falls

Being assertive about your safety can help prevent falls

It's important to let friends and family know what you need to feel steady on your feet.

What does being assertive have to do with falls prevention?  Everything. If people know what you need, most are happy to help.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017/Juliet Simone| Profile/Number of views (1480)/Comments (-)/
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Celebrate the season of giving by supporting programs you know and love

Celebrate the season of giving by supporting programs you know and love

Supporting Oasis opens doors to lifelong adventure for older adults

Oasis programs provide older adults across the country opportunities to learn, stay healthy and engage with our communities. By supporting Oasis, you can help someone find a new adventure.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (1925)/Comments (-)/
Writing new chapters of life takes courage and imagination

Writing new chapters of life takes courage and imagination

To challenge the traditional "getting older" story, we need a new script.

Dr. Ken Druck, author of Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined, shares an inspiring message about how to get started writing the next chapters in our life stories.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3140)/Comments (-)/
With one-on-one Oasis tutoring time, students get a reading boost and a new friend

With one-on-one Oasis tutoring time, students get a reading boost and a new friend

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring named 2017 Generations United Program of Distinction

Oasis tutor Gerald Johnson has discovered when he meets with students, reading improves and something else happens: new friendships form.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2564)/Comments (-)/
Staying healthy with diabetes

Staying healthy with diabetes

With the right tools, adults can navigate the challenges of diabetes toward better health

By taking a Better Choices, Better Health-Diabetes workshop offered by Oasis at a local library, Theresa Klocker is back on track and feeling healthier than ever.

Monday, November 13, 2017/Sarah Lovegreen| Profile/Number of views (1994)/Comments (-)/
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What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

Choosing health insurance is no longer a one-time decision for most Medicare beneficiaries.

Decisions you make during the Open Enrollment period now will take effect on January 1, 2018. A careful annual review is a good idea.
Friday, October 27, 2017/Kathleen Stice| Profile/Number of views (2224)/Comments (-)/
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Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring selected as 2017 Program of Distinction

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring selected as 2017 Program of Distinction

Tutoring program one of six honored by Generations United for high-quality intergenerational practices

The Generations United award is the only U.S. "seal of approval" for intergenerational programs that are meeting important community needs.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2674)/Comments (-)/
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