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World War II Veteran Keeps His Tech Skills Sharp With Oasis Connections

World War II Veteran Keeps His Tech Skills Sharp With Oasis Connections

Oasis technology classes help San Antonio veteran stay engaged and telling a vital story

Oasis centers across the nation are thankful to the men and women who have served our country and continue to have an impact in their communities. 

Monday, November 12, 2018/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (351)/Comments (0)/
Medicare Open Enrollment starts now. Find out what to expect in 2019.

Medicare Open Enrollment starts now. Find out what to expect in 2019.

Oasis volunteers can help you choose the best coverage options

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 coverage starts October 15 and lasts through December 7. Find out what you need to know to ensure you have the coverage you need.

Sunday, October 14, 2018/Kathleen Stice| Profile/Number of views (930)/Comments (0)/
Making a difference in many ways for many years

Making a difference in many ways for many years

Finding what motivates a child to learn is a fun challenge for tutors

Scott Decker was a bright and inquisitive second grader who needed some one-on-one time with the right adult. Oasis tutor Jerry Swinehart was the man for the task.

Saturday, May 26, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1935)/Comments (0)/
National Senior Corps Week is a great time to honor RSVP Oasis Tutors

National Senior Corps Week is a great time to honor RSVP Oasis Tutors

By participating in RSVP, older adults join a dedicated corps of volunteers--Senior Corps!

Glenda Gauss was reluctant at first to try Oasis tutoring. Twelve years and 40 children later, she can't imagine not being part of the program.

 

Thursday, May 03, 2018/Elizabeth Pawloski| Profile/Number of views (2345)/Comments (0)/
 Older adults with technology know-how have the world at their fingertips

Older adults with technology know-how have the world at their fingertips

Learning how to use Google Maps meant a trip back in time for one World War II veteran

Technology can be used for everyday life and experiences that are extraordinary.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2340)/Comments (0)/
You've decided to make healthier choices. Healthy Habits for Adults can help.

You've decided to make healthier choices. Healthy Habits for Adults can help.

National Nutrition Month is a good time to get started.

Good nutrition and regular exercise are important tools to manage or prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (5345)/Comments (0)/
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Friendship and finger-knitting helped this mentor and student create success

Friendship and finger-knitting helped this mentor and student create success

Finding out what excites a child opens a path to reading and learning

Oasis tutor Kathleen Eicher came along at just the right time three years ago for a young girl who was struggling with reading and learning how to be a good friend.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (5105)/Comments (0)/
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Reading aloud is fun for all ages and at the heart of Oasis tutoring

Reading aloud is fun for all ages and at the heart of Oasis tutoring

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day February 1st

Oasis tutors bring old favorites to share with their students and discover some new fun reads as well.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (5058)/Comments (0)/
Looking to lose weight? Think less about diets, more about lasting lifestyle changes.

Looking to lose weight? Think less about diets, more about lasting lifestyle changes.

Anthem Foundation and Oasis offer a great way to get started: Healthy Habits for Adults.

Most people associate weight loss with dieting, but for lasting results, developing healthy habits that you can actually stick with is the proven approach. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (8433)/Comments (0)/
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 (6350)/Comments (0)/
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 (8030)/Comments (0)/
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 (8953)/Comments (0)/
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 (6887)/Comments (0)/
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 (4343)/Comments (0)/
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 (3763)/Comments (0)/
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