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OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits is actively seeking volunteers for Fall 2014.

We are looking for volunteers interested in teaching older adults for two new classes we are launching this fall – Love your Veggies and Being Active, Too! & Sugar, Salt and Fat, Oh My!
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Monday, August 18, 2014/Author: Chris/Number of views (1142)/Comments (-)/
Categories: St. Louis

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 (1170)/Comments (-)/

Question before you click

Four steps to protect yourself from hackers

The act of hacking and system cracking has been in existence since the earliest forms of electronic communications. Here are four steps you can take to protect yourself from this kind of attack.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014/Author: Ron Wisdom/Number of views (2361)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

The power of positive thinking

Wellness with Cindy

“Only those who have mastered the art of happiness can prosper and progress. The happy spirit sees no obstacles, is not blinded by gloom, and invokes the strength and ambition that surmounts all difficulties and gains success.”
If you are not a natural positive thinker, how do you begin to develop the ability?
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Monday, June 02, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (1615)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Think public health is a problem in the U.S.?

Try living in the Andes!

I’ve been working as a Community Health Coordinator for a few years now but in two very, very different settings. I worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Andes of Peru and am now with OASIS in St. Louis. While my job with both organizations is to help prevent public health problems, the experiences couldn’t be any more different!
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Friday, May 16, 2014/Author: Juliet Curtis/Number of views (2012)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Managing your "stuff"

Celebrate Older Americans Month by taking control to live a healthier life!

As older Americans we have “stuff” that we carry/have carried through our life cycle. Sometimes it’s family issues, sometimes it’s work issues. No matter what "stuff" you have, are you managing it? In the spirit of this year's Older Americans Month, "Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow," OASIS member Ruth Jenerson shares her journey on taking control of her "stuff" so she can live a healthy life.
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Thursday, May 01, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1983)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Why getting a good night's sleep is good for your brain

Wellness with Cindy

Will a good night’s sleep make you smarter? During waking hours the brain is absorbing new information. In order to add the freshly acquired information to the long-term memory banks in the brain, the body needs to sleep.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1819)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Super Simple Pizza Soup

Wellness with Cindy

Vegetables have never ranked in my top ten favorite foods. Snacking on a sliced green pepper with ranch dip is as close as I had ever been to my daily servings of veggies. Family health issues changed all that. The change started with learning how to improve our diet. So began the process of discovering how to create a delicious meal filled with vegetables ... like Super Simple Pizza Soup!
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2679)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

The case for lifelong learning

... as if there needs to be one

Lifelong learning has been a regular part of my vocabulary for a long time. In reality, it starts from the time we enter the world, evolving as we grow. From learning how to feed ourselves, to how to read, to how to drive ... well, you get the picture. What are you doing to learn now?
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Friday, April 18, 2014/Author: Mary G. Wilson/Number of views (2418)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning

How do you decide to support a non-profit?

OASIS volunteer Tamara Rhomberg discusses what matters

Mail just isn’t what it used to be. Remember the days when people actually sent letters to each other? Now the mailbox is filled with junk mail and bills. Just in the past week, I’ve received dozens of letters from nonprofits. Each is worthy of support and I want to contribute and often do what I can. But how do you decide which organizations to commit to?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2138)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Philanthropy

How do you discover life after 50?

Share your experience on our blog!

We’re proud to offer educational opportunities that help people get the most out of life. And there’s a gold mine of knowledge, talent and passion among our volunteers, instructors and supporters. This is a place to share that knowledge. And that’s where you can help! Interested in being a guest blogger for OASIS?
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Mary G. Wilson/Number of views (3016)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning

It's Giving Tuesday!

Your support impacts lives

Today, we celebrate the second annual #GivingTuesday, a day that is set aside for us all to come together and reach beyond ourselves: to reach out into our communities and shift our focus from “me” to “we.”  After a weekend dominated by the retail industry, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving is now what we know as #GivingTuesday. So how does #GivingTuesday impact our lives?
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013/Author: Jennifer Newcom/Number of views (2147)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Philanthropy
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