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Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Monsanto Fund support brings STEM learning into OASIS tutoring

Al Peterfeso is learning how to use the iPad as a tool for his work as an OASIS tutor, thanks to support from The Monsanto Fund. 
Thursday, January 07, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (521)/Comments (-)/
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Calling all bloggers

Calling all bloggers

Think you can blog? Of course you can!

Chances are, you have some knowledge that could be helpful to others. The OASIS blog is a great way to share what you know in an easy-to-write, easy-to-read style.
Monday, November 30, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (839)/Comments (-)/
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A season and reason for giving

A season and reason for giving

OASIS programs have high impact with help from our Friends!

OASIS programs have high impact for adults 50+ and the communities in which they live. It's all made possible with generous support from the community. 
Friday, October 30, 2015/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (1202)/Comments (-)/
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Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Connections pilot offers one-on-one help

 Jim Salih is a "techie" and he knows it. He loves guiding new technology users in a one-on-one way through the Connections Ask a Techie program.  
Thursday, October 01, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1605)/Comments (-)/
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Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Some communities have limited options for healthy eating

Living a healthy lifestyle is especially challenging when its hard to find fresh healthy food. One way to help is to volunteer with OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits.
Monday, September 28, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1709)/Comments (-)/
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One tutor, one child, two lives changed

One tutor, one child, two lives changed

Flora Bryant sees first-hand the power of one-on-one support to help a child succeed

Third grade was a turnaround year for Marquis. With help from his OASIS tutor Flora Bryant, he improved his reading scores dramatically. Flora is pleased, but not surprised. 
Friday, September 04, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2802)/Comments (-)/
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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/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2274)/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/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2474)/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/Brandon| Profile/Number of views (1990)/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/Brandon| Profile/Number of views (2344)/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/Marcia Kerz| Profile/Number of views (4095)/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/Peter| Profile/Number of views (3460)/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/Elizabeth Pawloski| Profile/Number of views (3426)/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/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3263)/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/Jeanne Foster| Profile/Number of views (4188)/Comments (-)/
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