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<ul><li>1.Portland OASIS CatalogJanuaryApril 2010www.oasisnet.org/portland Inspiring opportunities for adults age 50 plus to learn, grow and connect </li></ul><p>2. From the DirectorTable of Contents Once again, the staff and volunteersWelcome/General Information..................................3 at OASIS proudly begin sharing ourNational OASIS News ..............................................4 new year of exciting offerings forClasses: 2010. Members tell me that they Health &amp; Wellness .................................................5 love to receive each new catalogPhysical Activity ....................................................8 Humanities .............................................................9 and spend hours pouring through Arts ......................................................................13 the classes, deciding what to take Computers &amp; Technology ....................................18 at OASIS that term. We know you are voting for your Day Tours .............................................................24 favorite each time you select a class. This feedback helpsTravel Information ...............................................24 us plan for the future. Thank you if you were one of thoseVancouver Classes................................................25 who recently participated in our national survey asking Class Locations .......................................................17 members about what they liked at OASIS. Of course,Friends of OASIS....................................................25 this is only one way to let us know how we are doing. Intergenerational Programs .....................................26 Our doors are always open for you to tell us what you New Participant Form .............................................27 think. Another way to give feedback and influence whatRegistration Procedures &amp; MyOASIS ....................28 happens at OASIS is to volunteer in the office or on theRegistration Form ...................................................29 Programming or Publicity Committees. Whatever yourCalendars.................................................................30 preference, remember that your input is important to us Index .......................................................................34 and we aim to please. OASIS Directions ...................................................35 At this time of year, we can assess our value by the growing participation in the annual Friends of OASIS Special Opportunities donation program. Each holiday season and early into We start the year 2010 off by offering three exceptional the next year, we invite members to become Friends of opportunities: OASIS by making a minimum donation of $50. We set a high goal for ourselves this year, and it is not too late Debunking CSI Myths (page 9) is part of a CSI series. to make a contribution now or to make plans to leave View the WWII documentary The Forgotten Eagles, a bequest to OASIS in your estate plan. I am happy to followed by a Q&amp;A session with the technical advisor, provide information to members that have questions aboutlocal Historian and Journalist Sig Unander (Class 324 on any of these ways to help.page 11). What do you do with all those old photos stuffed in For today, please enjoy reading this issue of the OASIS boxes? Preserve your own familys history forever in catalog. Plan your schedule. And, above all let OASIS vibrant detail by creating your own digital slideshow. help provide meaningful opportunities for you to grow,(Class 400 on page 13. ) learn and try new things in 2010! As Spring approaches in April, well help you get pre- pared for hiking and experiencing the incredible natural Yours, beauty of Oregon. Learn about map and compass reading, find out about the best gear for keeping safe and comfort- able on the trail and be inspired by photographs, informa- Robin Costiction and anecdotes from one of Oregons most experi- OASIS Directorenced hikers, author William Sullivan (all on page 10).And last but not least, check out our Vancouver offerings on page 25. 3. WelcometoOASIS OurMissionVolunteerOpportunities The mission of OASIS is to enrich the lives of mature adults Volunteers are the key to the success of OASIS. by engaging them in lifelong learning and service programs Opportunities include tutors, office staff, speakers bureau, so they can learn, lead and contribute in their communities. program and publicity committees, computer volunteers,instructors and more. Please call the office for referral to the ContactUsappropriate person for an interview, (503) 241-3059. OASIS Education Center c/o Macys Registration 621 SW 5th Ave You can register in person, by mail or online! Please see our Portland, OR 97204 registration procedures on page 28. Telephone: (503) 241-3059Fees Fax: (503) 241-3068There is no charge to join OASIS. Modest fees are charged Intergenerational Tutoring Line: (503) 413-3636for most classes. A $7 processing fee per term is necessary Visit us on the web at: www.oasisnet.org/portlandto register for classes. All fees are due at registration. OASISStaffFeeAssistance Robin Costic, OASIS DirectorOASIS is able to offer partial fee reduction for many classes. rcostic@LHS.orgWe regret that we cannot offer this benefit for catered or (503) 276-9702 voicemailticketed events, class materials or the $7 registration pro- Jane Griffen, Program Coordinatorcessing fee. No more than one scholarship class can be jgriffen@LHS.orgobtained per person for each trimester. Interested members (503) 276-9703 voicemailshould visit the OASIS Center to pick up a scholarship ap- Vivian Foster, Intergenerational Program Strategistplication or speak with a staff member for more information. vifoster@LHS.org (503) 413-3636 voicemail ClassCancellations Dalina Young, OASIS Specialist Program fees are non-refundable. A credit is offered when dyoung@LHS.org OASIS cancels the program, you have a documented medi- (503) 276-9701 voicemail cal reason or jury duty, or you give us email or phone noticeof cancellation two weeks prior to the first session of the JoiningOASISclass. The $7 processing fee is non-refundable in any case. You can join OASIS by completing and mailing in the New Participant Information Form on page 27. You can also join DisclaimerNotice in person at the OASIS Center or online at www.oasisnet. The opinions expressed by the class speakers are their own org. There is no membership fee. OASIS is open to alland do not necessarily reflect the views of OASIS or any of people 50 years of age and older regardless of income, sex,its sponsoring organizations. race, religion or background.CellPhones HoursPlease remember to switch your cell phone to a silent mode, The OASIS Center is open Monday Friday, 10 am to 3 pm, or turn off during OASIS activities in respect for other on the 4th floor of Macys in downtown Portland. The tele- members comfort. We ask members to refrain from making phone is answered until 4 p.m. OASIS will reopen for the phone calls at OASIS. If you receive a call, please leave the trimester beginning in January on Monday, January 4, 2010. classroom for your conversation.Sponsors ClosingsduetoWeather OASIS is a non-profit organization nationally sponsored by When inclement weather closes or delays public school the Macys Foundation. Local sponsors are Legacy Healthopening, OASIS follows the closures announced by Portland System and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. Public Schools. Unfortunately, it may not be possible for Portland OASIS is affiliated with the OASIS Institute, the us to telephone these cancellations to all registrants. Please national OASIS headquarters in St. Louis.note the media announcements for school closures when youhave concern about whether to attend your OASIS class.www.oasisnet.org 4. NationalOASISNewsWonter-Spring 2010 www.oasisnet.org We asked, you answered. Were still listening. TherecentParticipantSurveyshowswereonRange and Quality of Classes track,andweregettinggoodideasforimproving ourprogramsandservices. Quality of Classes Range of ClassesLast September, 12,000 OASIS participants received Poor surveys asking for their opinions about our programsFair and how OASIS has impacted their lives. We are still receiving surveys but want to share some early results.GoodOverall, satisfaction with our classes and volunteerVery Good opportunities is strong, based on the 4,002 surveys we Excellent have so far:0%5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%% rating this as good,very good or excellent Range and Quality ofRange of classes 92%Volunteer OpportunitiesQuality of classes 95% Quality of Opportunities Range of OpportunitiesRange of volunteer opportunities92% Poor Quality of volunteer opportunities 94% FairMany of those responding offered comments, like GoodIt keeps me active, exercises my mind, and Very Good OASIS is one of the high points of my life.Excellent And there are plenty of interesting suggestions: 0%5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%Some evening classes would be great. Howmany people in this day are retired at 50? Wedliketohearfromyoutoo!I would enjoy more social activities such as There is much more good input to be mined fromlunches in a new restaurant, a bus tour of the the surveys, and we want to share it and invite yourwine region, wine tastings and theater.continued input. To see more results and offer yourSome classes could be longer, for example, suggestions please visit us online at:genealogy. www.oasisnet.org/feedbackOffer more foreign language classes such asItalian not only French or Spanish.We are grateful to everyone who took the time to respond!Increase our knowledge of our legal rights. www.oasisnet.org 5. HealthWellness A,B,CsDof HealthEffectsofGlobalWarming 118 Medicare100,102,10,106,108 Catherine Thomasson, M.D. Gloria Vanderzanden or Ian Dossett, Regence BlueCrossCatherine Thomasson from Physicians BlueShield of Oregon for Social Responsibility will discuss the Is your 65th Birthday rapidly approaching? Are you over- different aspects of climate change that whelmed with Medicare terminology and all the choices forcan have profound effects on health: air healthcare coverage? Join a Medicare expert from Regence pollution; ocean changes; water quality; BlueCross BlueShield and be guided through the confus- and our food. Shell also focus discussion ing maze of Medicare product choices. Make your life on solutions and what we can do to advocate for halting and easier and learn the ins and outs of choosing what health- reversing the effects. care coverage fits your needs the best. Regence BlueCrossTuesday, 1/12 1:30 - 3:00 BlueShield of Oregon is a sponsor of OASIS.Fee: $5OASIS Large Classroom 100 Tuesday, 1/51:00 - 2:30Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Rm: 1075 102 Tuesday, 2/91:00 - 2:30OASISFootClinic 120,122,12,126Legacy Good Sam Med. Bldg. II, Auditorium Registered Nurse 104 Tuesday, 4/65:00 - 6:30OASIS hosts the popular Foot Clinic the third Monday ofLegacy Good Sam Medical Bldg II, Rm. NSeach month in the Large Classroom. Please call our office 106 Tuesday, 3/91:00 - 2:30at 503-241-3059 to schedule your 30-minute appointmentLegacy Mt. Hood Med Center, Columbia Rm.that includes foot soaking, cleaning, nail trimming, buffing 108 Wednesday, 1/20 1:00 - 2:30of corns and calluses and massage. Proper foot care and nail Legacy Meridian Park, CHEC 107 trimming helps to prevent infection and disease, which is FREE especially important for individuals with diabetes or poorcirculation. A registered nurse is available for assessment of BrainGainFitness:ASeries current and potential foot problems. The cost is $33 for one toImproveyourMind110,112,11,116session, and needs to be paid at the time of service. Checks Robin Costic are payable to provider at time of service. Prepare for the weekend by engaging your thinking cap in 120 Monday, 1/18 10:30 - 5:00 a series of fun and stimulating brain teasing activities. Try122 Monday, 2/15 10:30 - 5:00 the Wii as well as documented games that enable men-124 Monday, 3/15 10:30 - 5:00 tal improvement and learn why these activities can help126 Monday, 4/19 10:30 - 5:00 memory and mental abilities. Enjoy healthy refreshmentsFee: $33 payable to provider at time of service* and lively companionship while working together on BrainOASIS Large Classroom Gain Fitness.*Note a $7 processing fee per term also applies (payable 110 Fridays, 1/15 - 1/29 2:00 - 4:00to OASIS). 112 Fridays, 2/12 - 2/26 2:00 - 4:00 114 Friday, 3/12 - 3/262:00 - 4:00 116 Friday, 4/9 - 4/23 2:00 - 4:00 BreathAwarenessandMeditation10 Fee: $253 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Rebecca PerryWe will explore simple exercises to increase awareness ofour breathing and be able to influence it and take advantageof it to increase health of both body and mind. Participantswill learn practical techniques for energizing the body, calm-ing the mind, and being able to experience a sense of innerpeace. We will also begin to explore the art of meditationthrough guided visualization.Wednesdays, 1/27 - 3/3 10:30 - 11:30Fee: $45 6 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Winter/Spring2010 6. CheckoutthesefreeclassesofferedatLegacyHealthsites CallLegacyReferralat(0)-00toRegister Anti-AgingLifestyle LoveYourHeart:KnowYourRisks, Were all getting older, but who says you have to look or KnowYourNumbers! feel it? You can prevent and even reverse many health condi-Legacy Good Samaritan Cardiac Wellness Program invites tions commonly associated with aging from wrinkles to you to join Dr. Shawn Patrick, Cardiologist, and Registered diabetes and heart disease by making the right diet and Dietitian Laura Joyce, RD, MS, for an informative afternoon exercise choices. Join us for a morning dedicated to achiev-focusing on heart health. Find out what puts you at risk for ing your peak health. heart disease and what action you can take to reduce your The Anti-Aging Diet Learn about the super foods thatrisk, including practical nutrition advice and tips for making fight disease, what foods may contribute to faster aging, heart healthy choices. Learn about metabolic syndrome what we can learn from long-lived populations, and simple and how this affects your risk for heart disease. A screen- menu makeovers. ing for metabolic syndrome, which includes blood pressure, Fit at Any Age Learn how our bodies change with age,waist-hip circumference, diabetes A1C test, and a personal how exercise counteracts many effects of aging, and how toconsultation with a cardiac nurse to discuss results, will fol- improve and maintain your fitness level.low lecture. Screening appointments are limited. Please re- Saturday, 1/23 9:00 - 12:00 quest a screening appointment when registering for lecture. Check-in and interactive wellness fair: 9 - 10 am Tuesday, 2/16 2:00 - 4:30 Health Presentations: 10 am - NoonLecture2:00 3:15 FreeLegacy Meridian Park CHEC BuildingScreening3:15-4:30 Preregistration required by calling 503-335-3500. Free Good Sam Med Bldg #2, Auditorium Preregistration is r...</p>