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Volunteering can be the gift of a lifetime

Holidays might be the perfect time to explore volunteering

In the season of giving, the most valuable gift might be your time and your talents.
Monday, December 15, 2014/Shelby Schroeder| Profile/Number of views (17032)/Comments (0)/
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Social engagement: a key to successful aging

Oasis continues to meet a growing need

The Oasis mission to promote successful aging remains crucial to to our country, as the number of adults age 65 and older increases dramatically over the next 20 years.
Monday, January 05, 2015/Marcia Kerz| Profile/Number of views (10451)/Comments (0)/
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Ending childhood obesity requires collective efforts

Ending childhood obesity requires collective efforts

CATCH Healthy Habits making strides with intergenerational solution

Childhood obesity is a serious problem, but many are working toward solutions that result in better lifestyle choices.
Friday, March 06, 2015/Peter| Profile/Number of views (11662)/Comments (0)/
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Janet Westbrook relishes the opportunity to help children become better readers

Janet Westbrook relishes the opportunity to help children become better readers

“This is just my favorite thing to do!" Janet says.

Janet loves spending one-on-one time with children over a book and seeing them gain confidence.

Monday, March 30, 2015/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (24262)/Comments (0)/
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CATCH Healthy Habits programs getting special recognition

CATCH Healthy Habits programs getting special recognition

The value of our unique intergenerational approach to healthy living is catching on.

Proclamations signify matters of great importance. With generous support from Anthem Foundation, CATCH Healthy Habits is making change that will have lasting impact.

Thursday, April 09, 2015/Peter| Profile/Number of views (25136)/Comments (0)/
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Celebrating volunteers

Celebrating volunteers

Oasis volunteer Wally Canis stays in his tech-loving world by helping others

Solving technology problems is a sweet spot for Wally Canis. He puts that skill to work as a natural teacher and part of the team keeping Oasis computer labs running.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (15374)/Comments (0)/
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Volunteering with Oasis is good for you!

Volunteering with Oasis is good for you!

Wellness with Cindy

Oasis volunteers donate more than 500,000 hours of service every year. Find out how to join the ranks!

Friday, April 17, 2015/Cindy Sue Blair| Profile/Number of views (20909)/Comments (0)/
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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 (26611)/Comments (0)/
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Staying Active: A Goal for Every Age

Staying Active: A Goal for Every Age

Dr. Sharon Brangman calls out a strategy to keep kids and adults healthy and active throughout life

Being active and working with kids are two keys to keep feeling young. These volunteers are making real strides in their strength, flexibility and general health.

Thursday, May 07, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (22220)/Comments (0)/
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Being active should be fun for everyone

Being active should be fun for everyone

Who better to offer advice on keeping kids excited about being healthy than kids themselves?

CATCH Healthy Habits 4th grader Hannah Ott and other young advisors recently offered insights to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition on the best ways to encourage healthy lifestyles for kids.

Thursday, May 07, 2015/Peter| Profile/Number of views (26253)/Comments (0)/
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Health and Fitness CATCHing on with young and the young-at-heart

Health and Fitness CATCHing on with young and the young-at-heart

National program shows that it’s never too early or too late to start living healthy

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has cited CATCH Healthy Habits as a program to help children and older adults adopt lifelong habits for healthy lives.

Thursday, May 21, 2015/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (22213)/Comments (0)/
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CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers and kids keep one another on a healthy path

CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers and kids keep one another on a healthy path

It's never too early or too late to start making better choices.

Both children and adults participating in CATCH Healthy Habits report eating more fruits and veggies, as well as cutting down on screen time. And they're helping each other do it!

Monday, June 08, 2015/Peter| Profile/Number of views (23961)/Comments (0)/
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Oasis tutors are helping children stay on track with summer reading

Oasis tutors are helping children stay on track with summer reading

Oasis Tutoring, St. Louis County Library giving kids a reading boost during summer months

Encouraging kids to keep reading in the summer is critical to academic success. Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring is partnering with the St. Louis County Library to make this happen.

Friday, July 26, 2019/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (1391)/Comments (0)/
Aging in a Healthy Way

Aging in a Healthy Way

2014 Oasis Annual Report celebrates a year of impact

The 2014 Oasis Annual Report features inspiring people who know that their work in the world counts— like Hoagy Carmichael, Laura Moreno, Ava Bush and El Douglas. By participating in our national programs, they demonstrate loud and clear that they want less focus on limitations and more on opportunities.

Saturday, June 20, 2015/Marcia Kerz| Profile/Number of views (24722)/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 (24157)/Comments (0)/
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