Social connections are more important than ever as we age

By |2014-08-27T00:00:00-05:00August 27th, 2014|Health, Life after 50|

A conversation at a wedding reminded me how much we all need to be connected. The father of the bride asked me if it was true that I started Oasis. I answered, and then he said, "I want to thank you for keeping my father alive for the last 20 years of his life."

Think no one sees your resume? You may be right.

By |2014-08-21T00:00:00-05:00August 21st, 2014|Technology, Workforce|

Traditional thought about resumes sometimes focuses on a great visual appearance, something that makes them look professional and appealing in hopes of making the person wading through the pile stop and look. The truth is, large companies use software to weed through thousands, even millions of resumes, and those fancy resumes can guarantee failure.

An experiment in laughter

By |2014-08-19T00:00:00-05:00August 19th, 2014|Health|

“There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure—happiness is for all who strive to be happy—and those who laugh are happy." The quote is from Hollywood icon, Douglas Fairbanks, from his book Laugh and Live.Though published in 1917, the sentiments expressed in the book are timeless. Laughter is good for you!

Food safety is no joke

By |2014-08-11T00:00:00-05:00August 11th, 2014|Health|

It was a long-standing joke in my family that when you took something out of the fridge you checked the expiration date. Many items went in the trashcan and my mother would be upset that food was wasted. Joking aside, food-borne illnesses are a serious public health threat that affects millions of Americans each year. Here's what you can do to help avoid them.

Getting healthy by giving back

By |2014-08-11T00:00:00-05:00August 11th, 2014|Health, Volunteering|

I don’t need research to tell me that volunteering improves the health of adults ages 50 and older; I see it every day at Oasis. Older adults who volunteer are more likely to maintain strength and functional ability, or the ability to perform every day activities, which is key to maintaining independence.

How to stop and enjoy the world around you? Try birdwatching

By |2014-08-06T00:00:00-05:00August 6th, 2014|Health, Life after 50|

“Alert! Alert!” several of them chirped as others gathered in groups to discuss the intruder. The bird cacophony was directed at the uninvited guest that sat perched on the telephone pole. In this fast paced world, take time to stop and experience nature. Bird or butterfly watching is a simple and relaxing hobby.
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