Media Archives

By Marcia Kerz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Letter to the Editor - November 26, 2013

Examining the close relationship between poor education and high rates of crime and imprisonment. Cities across the country, including St. Louis, can either find ways to educate their children, or they can expect them to be caught in a seemingly endless cycle of violence. OASIS' tutoring program is making a difference.

San Diego OASIS visits "Good Morning San Diego" on KUSI-TV
June 20, 2013
San Diego OASIS member Mary Lou Ruane and Executive Director Simona Valanciute were guests on the morning show.

CATCH Healthy Habits named to St. Louis Magazine's 2013 "A-List"
June 20, 2013
In the category of Health-Kids, CATCH Healthy Habits, OASIS' intergenerational nutrition/physical activity program was recognized by St. Louis Magazine.

An OASIS in the Digital Divide
By Megan Knapp, WebJunction - June 10, 2013
Libraries are partnering with OASIS to provide essential technology skills for older adults
Helping Seniors Learn New Technology
By Paula Span, The New York Times - May 3, 2013
OASIS' Connections technology training program was featured in this New York Times blog written by Paula Span, a regular writer for the publication's "The New Old Age."

Should Grandma Join Facebook? It May Give Her a Cognitive Boost
By Alexis Blue, University of Arizona News - February 18, 2013
The OASIS Connections Facebook curriculum was used to teach adults in this University of Arizona study.

Taking the guesswork out of charitable giving
January 2, 2013
The OASIS Institute, along with fellow nonprofits nationally headquartered in St. Louis (Wyman Center and Collegebound), were recognized in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the St. Louis Business Journal for inclusion in the Social Impact 100 Index for top-performing non-profits.

CATCH Healthy Habits program recognized in Stanford Social Innovation Review
December 10, 2012
OASIS was noted in the Stanford Social Innovation Review for its CATCH Healthy Habits program, as a non-profit helping to tackle chronic disease prevention through a network of local communities.

November 28, 2012
Marcia Kerz and Allison Woodworth were featured on St. Louis radio 630-AM, "Senior Living STL" to discuss OASIS' 30th anniversary and recent selection to the Social Impact 100 Index.
November 19, 2012
Executive Director of Tuscon OASIS, David Eppihimer, visited the "Morning Blend" television show with Founders Series speaker Buck O'Rielly, longtime Tucson resident, to talk about the OASIS Founders Series and the program on Tucson history presented by O'Rielly.
November 15, 2012
The Chronicle of Philanthropy features the launch of Social Impact 100 or S&I 100, the first-ever broad index of effective, high-impact nonprofits that serve large numbers of people in need, have proof of their results and are ready to grow. OASIS is a member of the inaugural class of the index.
October 16, 2012
The Alton Telegraph reports on OASIS' tutoring program in the Alton School District, which has expanded through the district's "Safe Schools/Healthy Students" Initiative.
October 12, 2012
Ladue News covers anniversary celebrations of both OASIS and the Gatesworth and their joint event, "Menus and Memories," a glimpse into the offerings that both organizations make available to seniors to promote healthy and happy aging.
October 3, 2012
In celebration of OASIS' 30th anniversary, columnist Bob Cohn of the St. Louis Jewish Light, reflects on Marylen Mann's vision of OASIS and 30 years of successful aging.
August 24, 2012
OASIS was selected on, the online news site that serves local communities across the country as the winner of their readers' poll for favorite non-profit in St. Louis, MO
July, 2012
After a successful first year, an intergenerational tutoring program is looking for more seniors to send back to school.
May, 2012
The CATCH Healthy Habits program in Portland ME was a feature in Community Update, a show produced by the Community Television News station.
The St. Louis Review features OASIS tutors
April 18, 2012
OASIS tutor Joanne Farley, along with 50 other long-time OASIS tutors will be honored by the St. Louis Archdiocese on May 2, 2012.
April 5, 2012
The Connections program here in St. Louis was a front page story in the St. Louis American, "YMCA Connects Seniors to the internet."
April, 2012
OASIS executive director David Eppihimer, along with the OASIS program are featured in the April issue of Tuscon Lifestyle!
March/April 2012
Grantor Sam's Club, which distributes a magazine called Healthy Living Made Simple, included a story on how Nora Moorehead, OASIS participant, benefitted from a brain health class, in their March/April issue.
3/12/12 - OASIS in O'Fallon
OASIS now has a presence in O'Fallon, MO, thanks to a partnership with the City of O'Fallon. The city operates a public access channel, O'FallonTV, and produces original programming, such as Energy, which features new programs available through the city's Parks and Recreation Department.
3/7/12 - "Needed: Health Professionals to Treat the Aging"
Our own Board member, Sharon Brangman, Chief of Geriatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and a board member of the American Geriatrics Society was included in an article in the NY Times on the shortage of doctors who practice in this area of medicine.
2/1/12 - Senior Life, Indianapolis, IN
Mary's passion for OASIS and life are chronicled in this feature article published by Indy's Senior Life magazine.
St. Louis CATCH Healthy Habits in the news
1/22/12 - Hubbard Radio, "Talk of the Town" with Rick Wallace
St. Louis CATCH Healthy Habits Coordinator Shelby Schroeder and volunteer Cathy Mantia sat down with St. Louis Hubbard Radio's Rick Wallace to discuss OASIS'program that connects children and adults 50-plus in learning healthy habits!