Celebrate the season of giving by supporting programs you know and love

Celebrate the season of giving by supporting programs you know and love

Supporting Oasis opens doors to lifelong adventure for older adults

Oasis programs provide older adults across the country opportunities to learn, stay healthy and engage with our communities. By supporting Oasis, you can help someone find a new adventure.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (17)/Comments (-)/
Writing new chapters of life takes courage and imagination

Writing new chapters of life takes courage and imagination

To challenge the traditional "getting older" story, we need a new script.

Dr. Ken Druck, author of Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined, shares an inspiring message about how to get started writing the next chapters in our life stories.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (214)/Comments (-)/
With one-on-one Oasis tutoring time, students get a reading boost and a new friend

With one-on-one Oasis tutoring time, students get a reading boost and a new friend

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring named 2017 Generations United Program of Distinction

Oasis tutor Gerald Johnson has discovered when he meets with students, reading improves and something else happens: new friendships form.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (122)/Comments (-)/
Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring selected as 2017 Program of Distinction

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring selected as 2017 Program of Distinction

Tutoring program one of six honored by Generations United for high-quality intergenerational practices

The Generations United award is the only U.S. "seal of approval" for intergenerational programs that are meeting important community needs.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (750)/Comments (-)/
When tech gets personal

When tech gets personal

Learning new technology takes patience and confidence

Oasis Connections instructors Emanuel Pope, Carita DeVilbiss and Jerry McAfee aim to provide their students the one thing they need most to make technology work for them: confidence.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1177)/Comments (-)/
Tom Henry volunteers and gives to Oasis because he loves what happens here

Tom Henry volunteers and gives to Oasis because he loves what happens here

Friendly, fun, enthusiastic people are a big part of the draw

“One of the joys of giving is to be able to give back to an organization that I think is doing important work," says Tom Henry of Syracuse, NY. Oasis provides an avenue for older adults to keep learning in a friendly environment. It is an important part of who I am."

Saturday, June 10, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2635)/Comments (-)/
Building community via technology drives this Pittsburgh instructor

Building community via technology drives this Pittsburgh instructor

In-person classes keep people connected across the miles

Volunteer Harvey Schoenman believes in the importance of staying in touch with loved ones. He helps others keep connected by organizing Meetups and teaching technology classes in metro Pittsburgh.
Monday, June 05, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1123)/Comments (-)/
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Tutoring yields a lasting friendship and the motivation to keep going

Tutoring yields a lasting friendship and the motivation to keep going

When a child learns to read and an older adult feels needed, both lives are enriched

This Oasis tutor and her first grade student formed a bond that is still going strong 19 years later. Their connection has made both of their lives better.
Saturday, May 20, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (3345)/Comments (-)/
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Tutor leads students to publish an elementary school newspaper

Tutor leads students to publish an elementary school newspaper

Oasis tutor Aaron Epstein finds an Extra! Extra! Project: Read all about it!

Tutoring gave retired journalist Aaron Epstein an idea that has blossomed into a school newspaper, written by young reporters eager to learn the tricks of the trade.

Monday, May 08, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2507)/Comments (-)/
Are "healthy" foods loaded with sugar you don't need?

Are "healthy" foods loaded with sugar you don't need?

Watching out for hidden sugar is just one lesson that adults and kids are learning at Oasis

At 52, volunteer Donna Aubinoe launched a new career in nutrition. Now she teaches kids about eating healthy and how to watch out for added sugar in foods.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (3139)/Comments (-)/
Five questions to help you find your next volunteer role

Five questions to help you find your next volunteer role

Opportunities to volunteer are out there; you just have to find the right fit

April is National Volunteer Month, the perfect time to find just the right role to change your life as well as the lives of those you touch.
Thursday, April 06, 2017/Pat Gilbert| Profile/Number of views (16621)/Comments (-)/
Immigrant experience fuels passion for volunteering

Immigrant experience fuels passion for volunteering

Technology instructors receive more than they give

A warm welcome to the Ft. Lauderdale area had deep impact on two women and their families. These proud U.S. citizens now give back in their new home community.

Friday, March 31, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2623)/Comments (-)/
This 84-year-old knows more about technology than you do

This 84-year-old knows more about technology than you do

Tinkering and curiosity fuel lifelong adventure for this St. Louis Hall of Famer

After a career as a television broadcast engineer, Don Francois focuses his energies teaching adults embrace and use technology and helping organizations solve technology issues.

Thursday, February 23, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (4445)/Comments (-)/
Tutoring takes on history to celebrate the past with the future

Tutoring takes on history to celebrate the past with the future

Tutors and students from Indianapolis explore history together

By sharing a little bit of her own family story, Oasis tutor Betty Dotson gave one little girl a chance to connect the dots of history in a creative way.
Sunday, February 12, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (3642)/Comments (-)/
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Stepping up for kids

Stepping up for kids

Tutor coordinator Cynthia Singleton 'touches' her volunteer work every day – happily.

“Come out of yourself and do something for someone else," urges Oasis volunteer Cynthia Singleton. "We have to step up to the plate to help these children."
Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (4837)/Comments (-)/
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