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: Anne/Number of views (86)/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 (299)/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 VanDeVelde/Number of views (517)/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 Holtgrave/Number of views (617)/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 Holtgrave/Number of views (770)/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 (686)/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 Kerz/Number of views (1748)/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 (2980)/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 Holtgrave/Number of views (1316)/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 Holtgrave/Number of views (1319)/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 (1888)/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 (1405)/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 Newcom/Number of views (1564)/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 (1785)/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 (1728)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Kids say the darndest things

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.
Thursday, July 31, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (1956)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Thank you, OASIS CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers!

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.
Monday, July 07, 2014/Author: Shelby/Number of views (1820)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice

"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.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5738)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Volunteering is helping Joan Valdes stay healthy

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.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Danni Eickenhorst/Number of views (2260)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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CATCHing a great little moment while volunteering

By Sheila Brown, volunteer

Sometimes when you volunteer to work with kids, there are unexpected little victories that can pleasantly surprise you. As a volunteer for CATCH Healthy Habits in Portland, Maine, I hear about these little victories from my colleagues who feel that they benefit just as much as the kids. I had one of those special moments myself, not long ago.  
Wednesday, June 18, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2009)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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