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2010 and 2011 Media Coverage Archives

2010 and 2011 media stories

Teaching Technology to Adults Over 50
11-21-11 - NPR St. Louis (KWMU) - OASIS Connections training program discussed
Peggy Remis, OASIS Technology Education Manager, Marc Boguslaw, Instructor, and Pat Dehner, a class participant, are interviewed about the challenges facing senior citizens trying to re-enter the workforce, and a new initiative to provide technology training.

Connections program featured in a Wall Street Journal SmartMoney blog
11-21-11 - Glenn Ruffenach, Wall Street Journal columnist writes about OASIS' Connections program
Encore is a WSJ blog that examines the changing nature of retirement, from new rules and guidelines for financial security to the shifting identities and priorities of today’s retirees.

OASIS and AT&T Expand Technology Training For Adults 50+
10-21-11 - Clayton/Richmond Heights covers AT&T grant presentation to OASISOASIS OASIS will use the $625,000 contribution from AT&T to help provide training in St. Louis and more than a dozen other cities.

OASIS and AT&T Expand Technology Training For Adults 50+
10-21-11 - CNBC - Event celebrating AT&T grant presentation 
AT&T gives OASIS another $625,000 to help provide technology training across the country through OASIS' successful Connections program.

OASIS' Marcia Kerz and James Teufel discuss Better Choices, Better Health™
10-8-11 - St. Louis KMOV-Channel 4's (CBS affiliate) EXTRA Edition
An online option for managing chronic disease is available through OASIS, in a partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and supported by Sam's Club.

Ladies Home Journal features CATCH Healthy Habits and WellPoint
9-2011 - "Companies That Care"
The column in LHJ's September issue covers the partnership of OASIS and WellPoint in tackling a tough public health issue, and joining together to conquer obesity and encourage good eating habits along with physical activity.

Angie Lucero, one of Albuquerque's OASIS volunteer tutors, is featured in the NEA magazine
9-2011 - This Active Life, the magazine of the National Education Association
When Angie Lucero arrives at Tomasita Elementary each Monday, two once-shy first-graders greet her, eager to share details about the past week’s activities, read together, and get help writing in their journals.

Adults, kids, team up for Healthy Habits
8-2011- AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) spreads the word about CATCH Healthy Habits
Uniting adults 50+ and children in the battle against obesity gets a boost from WellPoint Foundation with a $2.7 million grant for their CATCH Healthy Habits program, to be operating in 18 cities by the end of 2012.

Donna Arriaga joins Washington Metro OASIS to help establish community-based computer learning programs for seniors 
8-15-11 - First Street Blog
Formerly the Manager of Online Communications for Cedar Sinai Park, Arriaga brings her passion for technology and its impact on adults age 50 plus to OASIS

CATCH Healthy Habits featured on HEC-TV
7-2011 - HEC-TV, St. Louis
CATCH Healthy Habits was featured as part of their "Impact" program, which showcases individuals and organizations making a difference both at home and outside our city limits.

Giving Made Simple in St. Louis news
7-23-11 - Fox 2 News
OASIS president Marcia Kerz appeared on St. Louis's Fox 2 to discuss OASIS and the Giving Made Simple campaign

6-9-11 Sam's Club manager Keith Emms presents a $350,000 check to Barbara Turkington, a grant from Sam's Club Giving Program to expand OASIS health and wellness programs.

Bedbugs a Pain, Expert Tells Clayton Audience
3-14-11 - While bedbugs may worry us into staying up late into the night, there isn't any evidence that their bites can transmit disease, entomologist Dr. Richard Houseman told an OASIS audience in Clayton.

OASIS Tutors Still Going Strong
3-10-11 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retired teach Cindy Ross-Katz knows that one of the best paths to learning is to educate others. But the former Woodland Hills High School English teach was surpried by howmuch she could learn from the youngsters she had been recruited to mentor through the OASIS Tutoring Program.

Everybody Benefits When One Generation Helps Another
2-24-11 - The Indianapolis Star
For 20 years, two generations have gathered in Lawrence Township elementary schools to share the gifts of reading and writing.

Beyond Books: Multitasking at the Library
12-30-10 - The Miami Herald. The Broward County Libraries are branching out with more educational programs - including OASIS Connections technology training, provided with support from the AT&T Foundation.

Op-ed: Let's Bring Aging Americans into the Information Age
12/21/10 - The Huffington Post. Marcia Kerz calls for changes in the Older Americans Act to provide technology training for people in the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

Helping children learn to read helps seniors maintain brain function
10-7-10 -, Sherrie Giddens, St Louis OASIS. By taking classes through OASIS seniors have an opportunity to engage in mind building activities and exercise programs. 

OASIS Tutors Help Kids Read
8-3-2010 - Suburban Journals. "That's one of the secrets of retiring, do something you've never done before!" Ray Potter, an engineer, has been an OASIS tutor for 11 years. Read about Ray in the Suburban Journals.


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