Tag: Seniors

Seniors Are Fastest Growing Social Media Users

Seniors Are Fastest Growing Social Media Users

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Latest research shows that 72% of U.S. adults who are online use social media Adult use of social networking sites like Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram has grown quickly, from 8% in 2005 to 72% today, according to the Pew Research Center. The fastest growing population since 2008 are adults over 30, but the most rapidly […]

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Tucson Senior Olympic Festival is “Game On” for Adults Over 50

Tucson Senior Olympic Festival is “Game On” for Adults Over 50

| December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tucson’s 28th Annual 2012 Senior Olympic Festival will run from January 14 through January 29 at various locations in the Tucson area. There are dozens of scheduled competitions including archery, cycling, billiards, racquetball, numerous shooting events, swimming, track & field, and of course the phenomenon of Pickleball.  Many of the competitions have various age brackets […]

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Nonprofits Shine When Caring About People is the Priority

Nonprofits Shine When Caring About People is the Priority

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent large scale study of nursing home care and standards of delivery points out that nonprofits can and do deliver significantly better services as compared to for-profit companies. It makes sense, given that for-profit enterprises continually watch the bottom line and cut personnel and service to in order to maximize profits, while nonprofits focus on standards […]

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Medicare Update Conferences Sponsored by the Pima Council On Aging

Medicare Update Conferences Sponsored by the Pima Council On Aging

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

The PCOA is sponsoring 4 Medicare Update Conferences in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley during the annual open enrollment period from October 15 to December 7, 2011. The cost for attending each conference is $10. Call for reservations; the conferences will likely fill up due to the debate on Medicare and other entitlement programs. […]

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Save Service Day – Congress Considers Eliminating Funding for Corporation for National and Community Service

Save Service Day – Congress Considers Eliminating Funding for Corporation for National and Community Service

| August 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Congress is considering a proposal that would have a severely negative impact on service organizations and communities in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Today is Save Service in America day and you can voice support for the thousands of volunteers serving Arizonans through hundreds of nonprofits, schools, and agencies by contacting congress and saying no to eliminating the […]

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Attending the White House Event on Volunteerism and Community Service

Attending the White House Event on Volunteerism and Community Service

| July 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

Recently I was honored  to represent the OASIS Institute as a panelist at the White House Event on Volunteerism and Community Service. The event was sponsored by the Administration on Aging and the Corporation for National & Community Service. We were welcomed by Karen Richardson, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement. Opening speakers […]

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OASIS Unveils New Website & Mission Focus

OASIS Unveils New Website & Mission Focus

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The OASIS Institute rolled out a new website interface this week along with a new mission statement and focus. OASIS is one of the nation’s largest nonprofits geared for the 50+ age , and is well known for producing a wide range of inexpensive community classes in the arts, humanities, and technology each year. OASIS’ […]

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Helping Grandma get Techie, OASIS Computer Lab Expansion

Helping Grandma get Techie, OASIS Computer Lab Expansion

| April 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

Tucson OASIS is adding 5 new computers to their computer lab, expanding student capacity for their ever-popular technology classes. The OASIS computer lab is used to teach mature adults (that’s how you say 50+ nicely) how to use computers for personal use, or to help them find a job or improve job skills. Classes are […]

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Are you concerned about your heart health?

Are you concerned about your heart health?

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

For most of us, heart disease is an inevitable part of the aging process. But it doesn’t have to be. There is much we can do to slow or even reverse the progression of heart disease, adding quality time and extending our lives. The Heart Series is a fabulous 12 week program that gives participants […]

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Community Instructors: A golden opportunity to share

Community Instructors: A golden opportunity to share

| January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tucson is fortunate to have a local branch of the national OASIS Institute nonprofit organization. Thousands of “mature adults”, meaning adults over the age of 50, have attended classes in the arts, humanities, health, and technology at locations all around the city. One can literally take a guided walking tour of historic Tucson, learn to […]

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