Oasis Media Highlights
By Alex Heuer, St. Louis Public Radio
September 20, 2017 - Missouri leads the country when it comes to the prevalence of injuries due to falls among older adults. The injuries can cause lost independence and mobility, and result in considerable medical bills.
One in four adults age 65-plus will fall this year.
On St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh discussed risk factors and how to prevent falls.
Joining him for the discussion were Juliet Simone, Community Health Manager, the Oasis Institute and state leader of the Show Me Falls Free Missouri Coalition; Ann Dellinger, Branch Chief, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dave Ervin, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together St. Louis. Hear the Podcast.
Training people to avoid becoming victims of cybercrime
By Shirley Washington for Fox 2 News, St. Louis
September 1, 2017 - While anyone can be a target for cybercrime, older adults have more to lose than others. That’s one reason AT&T and the Oasis Institute are working together to offer a series of classes to teach people how to protect themselves from online scams. AT&T has contributed $600,000 to support Oasis technology training programs over two years. See the video.
Learn more about Oasis Connections technology training.
By Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union Tribune
June 2, 2017 - A nonprofit group that offers the 50-plus crowd everything from art, cooking and dance classes to adventures abroad is opening this month in East County.
Formerly based in Mission Valley, San Diego Oasis will be celebrating the opening of its Lifelong Learning Center at Grossmont Center on Wednesday.
San Diego OASIS is part of the 40-city nationwide OASIS educational organization that formed in 1982 and is headquartered in St. Louis. Read the full article.
Event drives health and well-being in older adults
Evento impulsa la salud y bienestar en adultos mayores
By Univision for KWEX San Antonio
May 31, 2017 - Falls are one of the leading causes of injury and death among older adults, so Oasis and other organizations came together to provide information on the subject and free consultations.
Las caídas son una de las principales causas de lesiones y muerte entre adultos mayores, así que Oasis y otras organizaciones se unieron para dar información del tema y consultas gratuitas.
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72 years apart, the second-grader and the Harley riding Navy vet forge a bond
By Doug Moore, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 10, 2017- The man in the leather motorcycle jacket is known as Mr. Woody around these parts, where conversations touch on dinosaurs, robots and upset stomachs.
As Mr. Woody walks through the halls of Drummond Elementary, he is nothing short of a celebrity. “I love him,” mouths the librarian as he walks by. Everyone here seems to.
As he has every Monday morning this school year, Mr. Woody, formally Dale Woodard, headed from the office to Ashley Burd’s second-grade room where the boy with the mop top of red hair keeps close watch on the door. Read the article.
By Sara Appel-Lennon, Mission Valley News
January 13, 2017
- Oasis Learning Center is relocating to a new home in La Mesa’s Grossmont Shopping Center at 5500 Grossmont Center.
The new location will consist of two centers — a Wellness Center and a Lifelong Learning Center.
The Wellness Center, which opened on Jan. 9, hosts exercise, dance and mind-body classes.
Read the article.
By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue
November 17, 2016 - Elzora Douglas, 68, says about four years after retiring from working as a St. Louis social worker administrator in 2004, she wanted to “try to give something back” to children. “Many times, children are not responsible for what’s going on around them, but they’re impacted more than anyone else,” says Douglas.
So Douglas signed up to tutor 1st through 3rd graders weekly through Oasis, a national nonprofit educational group for people 50 and older. She’s been doing it ever since and currently tutors two students every Tuesday — one at a time, 45 minutes each. Read the article.
By Marcia M. Kerz and Sarah Lovegreen, Aging Today
November 2016 - Emelda Harris is 83 years old and has been dealing with diabetes for the past 20 years. That she is still active is a testament to her steadfastness and strength in coping with a challenging health condition.
Harris, a Creve Coeur, Mo., resident and a former elementary school teacher and college administrator, recently got a wellness boost by participating in a program called Better Choices, Better Health–Diabetes, a six-week workshop developed at Stanford University and offered by the Oasis Institute, a national nonprofit organization that promotes healthy aging. The program helps people implement strategies for coping with an illness that has had a devastating impact, particularly for the 25 percent of older Americans who have type 2 diabetes. Read the article.
Teaching grandpa how to text? Classes help older adults master smartphones
By Doug Moore, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 1, 2016 - Mary Lou Anderson held the smartphone with authority. Two months into her relationship with the device, things are going well. Friends showed her how to text and email from her Samsung 7. And making or receiving a phone call? No sweat.
But Anderson, 66, of Dogtown, knew the hand-held computer was capable of much more. She signed up for a class on Android use, learning how to shop for apps, access the calendar and attach photos to text messages...
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San Diego Oasis receives Breaking Away Award
March 18, 2016 - KUSI-TV recognized San Diego Oasis with its Breaking Away award, given to people and organizations who are making exceptional contributions to the community.
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