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 (837)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (891)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1213)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1391)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1217)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.

As an OASIS tutor El Douglas has learned one thing: every child is different. Her 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 (1371)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1731)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1958)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1929)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (2098)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1895)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Social engagement: a key to successful aging

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.
Monday, January 05, 2015/Author: Marcia/Number of views (2916)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Volunteering can be the gift of a lifetime

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.
Monday, December 15, 2014/Author: Shelby/Number of views (4200)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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About those labels

About those labels

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.
Monday, October 20, 2014/Author: Peter/Number of views (2843)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Healthy habits are CATCH-ing

Healthy habits are CATCH-ing

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.
Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Peter/Number of views (2729)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014/Author: Danni Eickenhorst/Number of views (3346)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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.
 
Monday, September 15, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2945)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014/Author: Jennifer/Number of views (2968)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

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. 
Monday, August 18, 2014/Author: Jeanne/Number of views (3392)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

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.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Author: Sarah/Number of views (3159)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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