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Healthy habits are CATCH-ing

Healthy habits are CATCH-ing

It's never too early or too late to choose healthy living

Adults 50+ have many competing interests and demands on their time. Many are seeking volunteer opportunities that are the right fit, and they’re taking steps to create or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Is it possible to do both? All at once? The answer is YES.
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Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Peter Holtgrave/Number of views (158)/Comments (-)/
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Tutoring is time and energy well spent

Tutoring is time and energy well spent

Janet Westbrook finds joy in helping children improve reading skills and confidence.

Volunteering with the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program is great way to reach a child who needs a boost and a friend.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (218)/Comments (-)/
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2500 tutors for 25 years of tutoring

2500 tutors for 25 years of tutoring

St Louis OASIS works to provide additional support to kids throughout the region for 2014-15 school year

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary of OASIS Tutoring in the St. Louis region, we're working to hit a milestone goal. We are looking to sign up 2,500 tutors by September 30 to work in St. Louis area schools as part of our OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program.

Our tutors truly make a difference. The US Department of Education stated that one-on-one tutoring is
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014/Author: Danni Eickenhorst/Number of views (533)/Comments (-)/
Sharing volunteer passions with employer pays off

Sharing volunteer passions with employer pays off

Tutor Mary Jo Summers wanted her company to know more about OASIS.

OASIS volunteer Mary Jo Summers loves her work with the Intergenerational Tutoring program so much that she thought her employer needed to know more. Her instincts were spot on.
 
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Monday, September 15, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (265)/Comments (-)/
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"I always rejoice in the little accomplishments"

Tutor Carol Gabbert celebrates her students' success

When Carol Gabbert began tutoring 18 years ago, she had no idea how much it would impact her life. After years of working as a preschool teacher when her children were young, Carol wanted to try something different when a friend suggested she become an OASIS Intergenerational Tutor. She looks forward to each new year and the adventures that lie ahead.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014/Author: Jennifer Newcom/Number of views (393)/Comments (-)/

New school year excitement never fades, even long after graduation

OASIS tutors channel their good memories into helping kids today

This time of year I can’t help but start thinking about going back to school, and how much I looked forward to that when I was a kid. OASIS tutors have many reasons for both choosing to tutor, AND where they want to tutor. Perhaps they want to complete the circle, and come back to their neighborhood school. 
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Monday, August 18, 2014/Author: Jeanne/Number of views (494)/Comments (-)/

Getting healthy by giving back

The perfect volunteer opportunity is out there for you!

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.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Author: Sarah Lovegreen/Number of views (455)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthVolunteering

Kids say the darndest things

And their OASIS tutors love it!

A student told his OASIS tutor, "Wednesday is my favorite day. I get pizza for lunch and you!” Wouldn’t you love to know that you ranked #1 on someone’s list—right alongside pizza? That's just one of the many wonderful comments I hear from OASIS volunteer tutors. You can learn more about what it's like to be a tutor ... and rank #1 alongside pizza.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (716)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering

Thank you, OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers!

Without you, CATCH wouldn't be possible

To our CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers ... we can’t thank you enough for all you do to make your communities healthier for generations to come. In addition to teaching youth about healthy habits, you are also passing along knowledge and motivation to your peers and perhaps inspiring yourself too.
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Monday, July 07, 2014/Author: Shelby Schroeder/Number of views (739)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthVolunteering
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Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice

"I do a lot of volunteer work, but this is the one that feeds my soul."

When Margie Hobby retired, she wanted to stay active and connected, so she started taking classes and volunteering in her community. As she watched her student Vera progress, Margie found she had much to offer a child who was struggling and just needed more individual attention.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (1582)/Comments (-)/
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Volunteering is helping Joan Valdes stay healthy

Joan Valdes is staying pretty busy in retirement. A former social worker, she spends her days taking classes at OASIS, doing volunteer social service work, exercising and helping children develop healthier habits for a lifetime through the CATCH Healthy Habits program in Escondido, CA.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Danni Eickenhorst/Number of views (1164)/Comments (-)/
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CATCHing a great little moment while volunteering

By Sheila Brown, volunteer

Sometimes when you volunteer to work with kids, there are unexpected little victories that can pleasantly surprise you. As a volunteer for CATCH Healthy Habits in Portland, Maine, I hear about these little victories from my colleagues who feel that they benefit just as much as the kids. I had one of those special moments myself, not long ago.  
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (878)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering

Social groups help in combatting social isolation

A Women’s Roundtable helped Liz find a reason to get out of bed

Not long ago, one of our regular class participants, Liz Lippa came to OASIS after a rough weekend. Her son had a major heart attack and her cousin passed away. She was feeling low. “I just wanted to climb into bed and pull the covers over my head,” she said, but then she realized that what she really needed to do was to get out and talk. She got out of bed and headed to her St. Louis OASIS Women’s Roundtable group.
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Friday, May 16, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (961)/Comments (-)/
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Celebrating the connections our volunteers make

Happy National Volunteer Month!

This National Volunteer Month we express our gratitude for the astounding work done by volunteers to help people 50+ across the country adopt new technology!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (1454)/Comments (-)/

Five questions to help you find your next volunteer role

April is National Volunteer Month, the perfect time to find just the right role to change your life as well as the lives of those you touch. Here’s a quick quiz to find a rewarding role that works for you.
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Monday, April 07, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (1822)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering
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