OASIS Media Highlights
Teaching grandpa how to text? Classes help older adults master smartphones
By Doug Moore, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 1, 2016 - Mary Lou Anderson held the smartphone with authority. Two months into her relationship with the device, things are going well. Friends showed her how to text and email from her Samsung 7. And making or receiving a phone call? No sweat.
But Anderson, 66, of Dogtown, knew the hand-held computer was capable of much more. She signed up for a class on Android use, learning how to shop for apps, access the calendar and attach photos to text messages...
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San Diego OASIS receives Breaking Away Award
March 18, 2016 - KUSI-TV recognized San Diego OASIS with its Breaking Away award, given to people and organizations who are making exceptional contributions to the community.
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CATCH Healthy Habits recognized by Harris' Heroes on ABC-7 WJLA in Washington
March 2, 2016 - Leon Harris and Robin Gould stopped by the Rollingcrest-Chillum community Center in Hyattsville to visit with kids and volunteers who are learning about healthy eating and active living. "They just infuse you with laughter and energy," says Cecilia Dade-Winfield of her experience working with the children.
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WUSA9's Great Day Washington Spotlights CATCH Healthy Habits
December 3, 2015 - Great Day's Washington hosts Chris Leary and Markette Sheppard chatted with LaKisha Harris, program coordinator and Louise Polcarri, volunteer, about how they are engaging kids and older adults in healthy eating and physical activity.
The program is sponsored in Maryland by Amerigroup Foundation.
Yes, you can be fabulous after 50
By Karla Peterson, San Diego Union Tribune
August 28, 2015 - San Diego OASIS enrolls seniors in the school of life.
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500 tutors needed for local schools
By Art Holliday, KSDK News Channel 5
August 21, 2015 - "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss understood the importance of reading for a child and so does OASIS. KSDK visited with OASIS tutor Susan Williams to highlight opportunities to help children with reading this fall. See the video at on.ksdk.com/1WUE1ba
Seniors praise San Antonio as retirement haven
By Vicki Vaughn, San Antonio Express News
June 12, 2015 - San Antonio’s all-embracing culture and low cost of living has long made the city attractive to retirees. Las Vegas transplant Pam Millisor has lived in San Antonio since 1996. “I love San Antonio,” she said. “People here are very welcoming. It’s a friendly place.” And Millisor, like many seniors in San Antonio, discovered that there is no shortage of activities and opportunities for learning in retirement.
About four years ago, Millisor took a single art class through OASIS, a national nonprofit with a local chapter. “I looked online and found an oil painting class at OASIS. It was absolutely wonderful and taught by accomplished artists,” she said. Read more at bit.ly/1ieQ6bo.
Making Aging Positive
By Linda P. Fried, The Atlantic
June 1, 2014 - Adults 60 and older are now the fastest-growing segment of our population. How should we, as individuals and as a society, shape the trajectory of our longer lives?
By Marcia Kerz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed
May 21, 2014 - Depression in older adults is not only widespread but “a serious public health concern,” the National Institute of Mental Health reports. Recent research suggests that as many as 15 percent of older adults — some 6.5 million Americans — suffer from this affliction.
By Chrissy Fitzpatrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Letter to the Editor
May 10, 2014
- As Youth Program Coordinator for the City of St. Charles School District, Chrissy discusses
changing habits, especially eating habits, which takes time. That’s why programs like the OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits program used in St. Charles School District's Project Read and Reach after-school program makes sense.
By Grant Reeher, Syracuse New Times
May 1, 2014 - America is right now in the midst of a big increase in the people who are 65 and older. Older adults are about 12 percent of the population, but they are using a proportionately larger percentage of the health care resources.
By Marcia Kerz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Letter to the Editor
November 26, 2013 - Examining the close relationship between poor education and high rates of crime and imprisonment. Cities across the country, including St. Louis, can either find ways to educate their children, or they can expect them to be caught in a seemingly endless cycle of violence. OASIS' tutoring program is making a difference.
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