Building a playbook for aging well

Building a playbook for aging well

Continuing to develop his mind, body and social connections is a path to healthy aging for Chuck Lundeen

Chuck Lundeen is applying 10 years of perspective as an OASIS opera instructor, volunteer and class participant to introduce the Aging Mastery Program® in Rochester.
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Something to talk about with someone who cares

Something to talk about with someone who cares

Peer discussion groups help people open up and know they are still needed

“The best way to release feelings is to open up and talk about it," says Brenda Kirkland, who loves her role as a volunteer facilitator with the OASIS Peers for Productive Aging program in Indianapolis. 
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Tutors double their impact with more frequent sessions

Tutors double their impact with more frequent sessions

High-Impact model allows these sisters to provide more support for the twin girls they tutor

“Tutoring has been a way to reconnect and an opportunity to spend time together,” says Karen Schneider, who tutors at the same school each week with her sister Margie.

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Leaving a legacy with thanks

Leaving a legacy with thanks

Carmen Garcia's family have honored her memory with a gift to San Antonio OASIS

“Mom set the bar pretty high for engagement and activity after retirement,” says Gilda Garcia. “She told us, ‘These are the best years of my life.’ And she meant it.”


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Feeling good from helping out and feeling better for it

Feeling good from helping out and feeling better for it

Annabelle Faveron has made changes to benefit her own health, while having fun teaching kids about good habits

Annabelle Faveron is having fun helping kids develop better habits for eating and physical activity. She's also feeling better from making changes in her own habits.

 

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Get the Skinny on Sugar

Get the Skinny on Sugar

Free guide to healthy living provides tips and recipes for delicious, healthy foods.

Our Healthy Habits for Adults volunteers Joyce Rollins and Mary McFerson show where sugar is hiding out in your food, and how to eat less sugar while keeping things tasty in this video.

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Leadership team helps Upstate OASIS thrive

Leadership team helps Upstate OASIS thrive

Volunteers fill key roles with their skills and passion for learning

“I always anticipated that I would do something when I retired, but it didn’t look like this,” says Wendy Davenport, who has a new career with the Syracuse volunteer team.

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In the news

In the news

Oasis education and volunteer programs have been featured recently in major daily newspapers and TV news programs.  See what they're saying.
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Meet the CATCH Healthy Habits Heroes who volunteer at Allisonville Elementary

Meet the CATCH Healthy Habits Heroes who volunteer at Allisonville Elementary

Josephine Poelnitz, Grace Broten and Dorothy Summers turn kids on to healthy foods, activity and fun.

Josephine, Grace and Dorothy are a dynamic team teaching kids healthy habits for a lifetime.
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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 (3111)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.
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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 (3578)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.  
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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.
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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. 
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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