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This fall control your risk for a fall

This fall control your risk for a fall

Falling is not an invevitable part of aging

Falling happens to people of all ages. There are easy ways to reduce your chances for a fall that will slow you down.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014/Author: Sarah Lovegreen/Number of views (145)/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 (329)/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 (155)/Comments (-)/
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Older adults are prime targets for fraud and scams

Be on the lookout for people trying to take advantage

Older adults can be easy targets for scam artists. The best way to fend off fraud is to recognize it and help others do the same.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014/Author: Anne Heinrich/Number of views (181)/Comments (-)/
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A tight fit leads to new lease on life and health

Wellness with Cindy

Shopping for new clothes can be fun, but when you are struggling with weight gain, the experience is really depressing. The best way to change what we see in that three-way mirror is to start making healthy choices.
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Monday, September 08, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (120)/Comments (-)/
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Apple unveils iPhone 6 and (maybe) a whole lot more Tuesday

Will we see the debut of the iWatch, iOS 8, maybe even a new iPad?

 If you’re an Apple fan then Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 10am PDT is circled in red on your calendar and your reminders are set. Apple will be live streaming a huge event to announce the new iPhone 6 and, as their media invite said, they do wish they could say more.
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Sunday, September 07, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (217)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Grandparents: what's really in a name?

Grandparents are often looking for names other than grandma and grandpa

Not everyone is comfortable with being called "Grandma" or "Grandpa." For those who want something else, there are countless alternative names from which to choose. 
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Friday, September 05, 2014/Author: Anne Heinrich/Number of views (275)/Comments (-)/
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Corn, nutritious corn ... what's your favorite way to eat it?

Wellness with Cindy

“A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine”, Anne Bronte, British novelist/poet (1820-1849). From the early appearance of the plants in the spring, to the golden stalks of fall, corn has captured the taste buds of the world. Here's a recipe for Chowder Ranchero, created by my husband Tom.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (197)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Social connections are more important than ever as we age

OASIS founder Marylen Mann shares a story from a chance meeting

A conversation at a wedding reminded me how much we all need to be connected. The father of the bride asked me if it was true that I started OASIS. I answered, and then he said, "I want to thank you for keeping my father alive for the last 20 years of his life."
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Friday, August 29, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (257)/Comments (-)/

"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 (314)/Comments (-)/

Take your brain out for a spin now and then ... it will thank you

Wellness with Cindy

It weighs only three pounds yet it is the control center of our body, the human brain. Studies have suggested that like physical fitness, brain fitness can help improve creativity, relaxation and boost your memory. So how can we exercise our brain?
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (222)/Comments (-)/
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Think no one sees your resume? You may be right.

Resumes often fail to pass the software scan. Here's how to pass the barrier.

Traditional thought about resumes sometimes focuses on a great visual appearance, something that makes them look professional and appealing in hopes of making the person wading through the pile stop and look. The truth is, large companies use software to weed through thousands, even millions of resumes, and those fancy resumes can guarantee failure.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (270)/Comments (-)/

Google photo sphere comes to iOS

App for iPhone and iPad takes stunning immersive photos

Google photo sphere might just change the way you take pictures. Gone is the traditional frame, replaced by an immersive 360 degree sky-to-earth photo. And now it's available for the iPhone and iPad.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (224)/Comments (-)/
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An experiment in laughter

Wellness with Cindy

“There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure—happiness is for all who strive to be happy—and those who laugh are happy." The quote is from Hollywood icon, Douglas Fairbanks, from his book Laugh and Live.Though published in 1917, the sentiments expressed in the book are timeless. Laughter is good for you!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (221)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

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 (386)/Comments (-)/
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