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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 (13824)/Comments (0)/
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 (12280)/Comments (0)/
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 (12973)/Comments (0)/
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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 (5114)/Comments (0)/
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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 (6324)/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 (10057)/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 (12572)/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 (11870)/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 (10066)/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 (12555)/Comments (0)/
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 (8587)/Comments (0)/
In 2019, Americans over 60 will outnumber those under 18

In 2019, Americans over 60 will outnumber those under 18

What this shift means for everyone

America is becoming an older nation. Does that worry you?

For a country that’s always thought of itself as young, the statistics are a shock to the system! We’re now a more-old-than-young society and with that comes the fear of scarcity, isolation, cost and conflict. What will it take to remove the barriers and bring the generations together? What’s standing in the way of closer ties between older and younger generations?

Thursday, June 06, 2019/Tina Duckett| Profile/Number of views (2264)/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 (8526)/Comments (0)/
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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 (8809)/Comments (0)/
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 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 (4134)/Comments (0)/
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