The idea of changing our exercise or eating habits can be overwhelming. Genetra Bowser enjoys helping others find motivation to get started by leading Healthy Habits for Adults classes.
Bill Kasalko never considered volunteering as a tutor, but when a friend suggested it, he gave it a try. After his first year, he’s glad he did.
Debbie Schirmer explains how being CATCH Healthy Habits volunteers as part of the work day turned out to be a healthy treat for her and other Maritz employees.
Third grade was a turnaround year for Marquis. With help from his Oasis tutor Flora Bryant, he improved his reading scores dramatically. Flora is pleased, but not surprised.
Living a healthy lifestyle is especially challenging when its hard to find fresh healthy food. One way to help is to volunteer with Oasis CATCH Healthy Habits.
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.
Oasis programs have high impact for adults 50+ and the communities in which they live. It's all made possible with generous support from the community.
Chances are, you have some knowledge that could be helpful to others. The Oasis blog is a great way to share what you know in an easy-to-write, easy-to-read style.
Al Peterfeso is learning how to use the iPad as a tool for his work as an Oasis tutor, thanks to support from The Monsanto Fund.
Josephine, Grace and Dorothy are a dynamic team teaching kids healthy habits for a lifetime.
Oasis education and volunteer programs have been featured recently in major daily newspapers and TV news programs. See what they're saying.
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.
Annabelle Faveron is having fun helping kids develop better habits for eating and physical activity. She's also feeling better from making changes in her own habits.
“Mom set the bar pretty high for engagement and activity after retirement,” says Gilda Garcia. “She told us, ‘These are the best years of my life.’" Carmen Garcia's family honored her memory with a gift to San Antonio Oasis.
“Tutoring has been a way to reconnect and an opportunity to spend time together,” says Karen Schneider, who tutors at the same school each week with her sister Margie.
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7125 Democracy Blvd
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(301) 469-6800, x211
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.