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Oasis tutor El Douglas understands the power of one-on-one

Oasis tutor El Douglas understands the power of one-on-one

At the heart of successful tutoring is a strong personal relationship with each child.

El's first task with each student is to develop a personal relationship and learn what motivates and interests the child. Is it worth the effort? Absolutely.

Monday, April 27, 2015/Jeanne Foster| Profile/Number of views (26074)/Comments (0)/
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Developing computer skills: a bonding experience

Developing computer skills: a bonding experience

Julie Blow uses her new tech skills to connect with her granddaughter.

For Oasis blogger Julie Blow, technology has turned into a great way to build a relationship with her grandchild. And it all started with Skype and a kiss.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (18866)/Comments (0)/
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The fulfilling life of a volunteer

The fulfilling life of a volunteer

Mary McFerson loves sharing her passion for good healthy foods with kids

CATCH Healthy Habits has given Mary McFerson new ways to stay active, both physically and in her community.

Thursday, July 30, 2015/Brandon| Profile/Number of views (23271)/Comments (0)/
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Defining our legacy

Defining our legacy

Blogger Julie Blow considers what her most valuable legacy might be

In a world that revolves around technology, creating legacy that you can touch and feel can be a challenge. Thinking beyond silver and china, I want to pass on something of real value: what I know how to do.

Monday, August 10, 2015/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (25395)/Comments (0)/
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Take a stand to prevent falls

Take a stand to prevent falls

An Oasis class is a great place to start

 

An Oasis Better Balance class helped Lin Dempsey prepare to enjoy the challenge of an African safari. Exercise is important to prevent falls wherever you go.

 

Monday, September 14, 2015/Jane Overall| Profile/Number of views (23467)/Comments (0)/
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Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Got a tech question? Ask a techie.

Connections pilot offers one-on-one help

 Jim Salih is a "techie" and he knows it. He loves guiding new technology users in a one-on-one way through the Connections Ask a Techie program.  

Thursday, October 01, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (18166)/Comments (0)/
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New Learning Opportunities in Webster Groves

New Learning Opportunities in Webster Groves

Webster University, Eden Theological Seminary and Oasis Begin Partnership

Oasis members can now participate in life-long learning classes at Eden Seminary. Eden Theological Seminary, Webster University and The Oasis Institute developed this partnership with the goal of creating high-level learning opportunities for adults age 50+ in the Webster Groves community.

Thursday, February 18, 2016/Allison Woodworth| Profile/Number of views (17139)/Comments (0)/
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Get the Skinny on Sugar

Get the Skinny on Sugar

Free guide to healthy living provides tips and recipes for delicious, healthy foods.

Our Healthy Habits for Adults volunteers Joyce Rollins and Mary McFerson show where sugar is hiding out in your food, and how to eat less sugar while keeping things tasty in this video.

 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (17978)/Comments (0)/
Making Oasis a giving priority

Making Oasis a giving priority

Karen and Dick Priest want to make sure they leave a lasting gift to Oasis

“Oasis adds a lot of good to the community, and there are many who need these vital programs,” says Dick Priest. He and his wife Karen are including St. Louis Oasis in their wills.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (18638)/Comments (0)/
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Fraud prevention works best with a little help from our friends

Fraud prevention works best with a little help from our friends

The best way to stop scammers in their tracks is to know their tricks.

“We’ve all had one kind of experience or another, an attempt at fraud that we recognized for what it was,” says Dick Waits. Dick was a facilitator for a pilot project aimed at helping older adults stop scammers.

Thursday, June 02, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (17146)/Comments (0)/
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Making better choices for health

Making better choices for health

Emelda Harris and Sally Needles are taking charge of their wellness and seeing significant improvements

Emelda Harris lost weight and improved her health with help from her peers in a diabetes workshop. A new study shows the program is effective at improving diabetes management. 

Monday, June 06, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (21243)/Comments (0)/
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What does the "selfie" obsession say about us?

What does the "selfie" obsession say about us?

Are we too into ourselves?

What's with all the selfies? Julie Blow's observations about why we're taking so many pictures of ourselves might make us pause before we aim that camera inward.  

Friday, July 29, 2016/Julie Blow| Profile/Number of views (18336)/Comments (0)/
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Lou Cohen has a passion for learning

Lou Cohen has a passion for learning

Lou Cohen and the children he tutors are discovering new worlds together. New tutors are needed to help kids with reading and build their confidence.

Thursday, November 10, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (17034)/Comments (0)/
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Veteran tutor puts his own spin on helping kids succeed

Veteran tutor puts his own spin on helping kids succeed

U.S. Navy veteran Woody Woodard recognized for his service

Woody Woodard shows what can happen when older adults connect with kids. Generation to Generation will connect more caring adults with children who need support.

Friday, November 11, 2016/Jeffrey Siwak| Profile/Number of views (15943)/Comments (0)/
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Six lessons I learned in 30 days of biking

Six lessons I learned in 30 days of biking

Health and happiness lead the list of things I appreciate more

Riding every day in April reminded me of all the benefits of cycling as a healthy activity – especially the pure joy of doing it.

Monday, May 01, 2017/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (14069)/Comments (0)/
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