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.
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.
OASIS continues to meet a growing need
The OASIS mission to promote successful aging remains crucial to to our country, as the number of adults age 65 and older increases dramatically over the next 20 years.
Holidays might be the perfect time to explore volunteering
In the season of giving, the most valuable gift might be your time and your talents.
When purchasing groceries, be sure to check the fine print.
Those nutrition labels might be hard to read, but it's worth learning how to decipher what they mean.
It's never too early or too late to choose healthy living
Adults 50+ have many competing interests and demands on their time. Many are seeking volunteer opportunities that are the right fit, and they’re taking steps to create or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Is it possible to do both? All at once? The answer is YES.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Without you, CATCH wouldn't be possible
To our CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers ... we can’t thank you enough for all you do to make your communities healthier for generations to come. In addition to teaching youth about healthy habits, you are also passing along knowledge and motivation to your peers and perhaps inspiring yourself too.
"I do a lot of volunteer work, but this is the one that feeds my soul."
When Margie Hobby retired, she wanted to stay active and connected, so she started taking classes and volunteering in her community. As she watched her student Vera progress, Margie found she had much to offer a child who was struggling and just needed more individual attention.
Joan Valdes is staying pretty busy in retirement. A former social worker, she spends her days taking classes at OASIS, doing volunteer social service work, exercising and helping children develop healthier habits for a lifetime through the CATCH Healthy Habits program in Escondido, CA.