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Taking a little time from work to volunteer!

Taking a little time from work to volunteer!

Maritz employees carve out time to work with children through CATCH Healthy Habits

Debbie Schirmer explains how being CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers as part of the work day turned out to be a healthy treat for her and other Maritz employees.

Thursday, August 27, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (243)/Comments (-)/
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Giving tutoring a try

Giving tutoring a try

Bill Kasalko shares the inspiring story of his first year as an OASIS tutor

Bill Kasalko never considered volunteering as a tutor, but when a friend suggested it, he gave it a try. After his first year, he’s glad he did.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (541)/Comments (-)/
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Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

"I like to encourage others that no matter their age, they have the ability to lead healthy lives.”

The idea of changing our exercise or eating habits can be overwhelming. Genetra Bowser enjoys helping others find motivation to get started by leading Healthy Habits for Adults classes.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Author: Brandon/Number of views (304)/Comments (-)/
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The fulfilling life of a volunteer

The fulfilling life of a volunteer

Mary McFerson loves sharing her passion for good healthy foods with kids

CATCH Healthy Habits has given Mary McFerson new ways to stay active, both physically and in her community.
Thursday, July 30, 2015/Author: Brandon/Number of views (738)/Comments (-)/
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Aging in a Healthy Way

Aging in a Healthy Way

2014 OASIS Annual Report celebrates a year of impact

The 2014 OASIS Annual Report features inspiring people who know that their work in the world counts— like Hoagy Carmichael, Laura Moreno, Ava Bush and El Douglas. By participating in our national programs, they demonstrate loud and clear that they want less focus on limitations and more on opportunities.
Saturday, June 20, 2015/Author: Marcia/Number of views (1950)/Comments (-)/
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CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers and kids keep one another on a healthy path

CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers and kids keep one another on a healthy path

It's never too early or too late to start making better choices.

Both children and adults participating in CATCH Healthy Habits report eating more fruits and veggies, as well as cutting down on screen time. And they're helping each other do it!
Monday, June 08, 2015/Author: Peter/Number of views (1715)/Comments (-)/
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OASIS and RSVP: a natural connection

OASIS and RSVP: a natural connection

OASIS RSVP Coordinator Elizabeth Pawloski tells us how volunteers get things done

May 18 - 22  is National Senior Corps Week, an opportunity to salute RSVP volunteers, like Phyllis Wuertz, who believes that children still treasure simple joy of hearing stories read to them.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015/Author: Elizabeth/Number of views (1930)/Comments (-)/
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Being active should be fun for everyone

Being active should be fun for everyone

Who better to offer advice on keeping kids excited about being healthy than kids themselves?

CATCH Healthy Habits 4th grader Hannah Ott and other young advisors recently offered insights to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition on the best ways to encourage healthy lifestyles for kids.
Thursday, May 07, 2015/Author: Peter/Number of views (2078)/Comments (-)/
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Staying Active: A Goal for Every Age

Staying Active: A Goal for Every Age

Dr. Sharon Brangman calls out a strategy to keep kids and adults healthy and active throughout life

Being active and working with kids are two keys to keep feeling young. These volunteers are making real strides in their strength, flexibility and general health.
Thursday, May 07, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1878)/Comments (-)/
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OASIS tutor El Douglas understands the power of one-on-one

OASIS tutor El Douglas understands the power of one-on-one

At the heart of successful tutoring is a strong personal relationship with each child.

El's first task with each student is to develop a personal relationship and learn what motivates and interests the child. Is it worth the effort? Absolutely.
Monday, April 27, 2015/Author: Jeanne/Number of views (2134)/Comments (-)/
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Volunteering with OASIS is good for you!

Volunteering with OASIS is good for you!

Wellness with Cindy

OASIS volunteers donate more than 500,000 hours of service every year. Find out how to join the ranks!
Friday, April 17, 2015/Author: Cindy Sue/Number of views (2486)/Comments (-)/
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Celebrating volunteers

Celebrating volunteers

OASIS volunteer Wally Canis stays in his tech-loving world by helping others

Solving technology problems is a sweet spot for Wally Canis. He puts that skill to work as a natural teacher and part of the team keeping OASIS computer labs running.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Amy/Number of views (2667)/Comments (-)/
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CATCH Healthy Habits programs getting special recognition

CATCH Healthy Habits programs getting special recognition

The value of our unique intergenerational approach to healthy living is catching on.

Proclamations are made to signify matters of great importance, and with generous support from Anthem Foundation, CATCH Healthy Habits is making change that will have lasting impact.
Thursday, April 09, 2015/Author: Peter/Number of views (2578)/Comments (-)/
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Ending childhood obesity requires collective efforts

Ending childhood obesity requires collective efforts

CATCH Healthy Habits making strides with intergenerational solution

Childhood obesity is a serious problem, but many are working toward solutions that result in better lifestyle choices.
Friday, March 06, 2015/Author: Peter/Number of views (2736)/Comments (-)/
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Creating communities that all generations can call home is worth the effort

Creating communities that all generations can call home is worth the effort

Greater Richmond Region recognized for intergenerational focus

Guest blogger Sara Link shares the good things that happen when a community strives to meet the needs and celebrate the strengths of people of all ages.
Friday, February 20, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2499)/Comments (-)/
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