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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 (1723)/Comments (-)/

Join the fun today!

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 (1820)/Comments (-)/
Categories: St. Louis

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/Number of views (1783)/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 (2049)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering

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 (2295)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering

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 (2685)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

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 (2786)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Philanthropy

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 (2901)/Comments (-)/

Spring is a great time for a healthy new hobby

Like the rest of the country, Indiana had a harsh, long winter filled with record-breaking snow from the Polar Vortex. Now spring is here and that bitter weather is a distant memory. Early spring has brought green grass, colorful flowers and a desire to get out of the house. It's time to enjoy outside activities!
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Friday, April 11, 2014/Author: Jamesey/Number of views (2602)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health
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