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Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

Teaching is a Healthy Habit for Genetra

"I like to encourage others that no matter their age, they have the ability to lead healthy lives.”

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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Brandon| Profile/Number of views (20769)/Comments (0)/
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Giving tutoring a try

Giving tutoring a try

Bill Kasalko shares the inspiring story of his first year as an Oasis tutor

 

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.

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (23926)/Comments (0)/
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Taking a little time from work to volunteer!

Taking a little time from work to volunteer!

Maritz employees carve out time to work with children through CATCH Healthy Habits

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.
 

Thursday, August 27, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (23985)/Comments (0)/
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One tutor, one child, two lives changed

One tutor, one child, two lives changed

Flora Bryant sees first-hand the power of one-on-one support to help a child succeed

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. 

Friday, September 04, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (24448)/Comments (0)/
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Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Food des(s)erts: in search of healthy foods, including treats

Some communities have limited options for healthy eating

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.

Monday, September 28, 2015/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (22166)/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 (18960)/Comments (0)/
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A season and reason for giving

A season and reason for giving

Oasis programs have high impact with help from our Friends!

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. 

Friday, October 30, 2015/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (21503)/Comments (0)/
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Calling all bloggers

Calling all bloggers

Think you can blog? Of course you can!

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.

Monday, November 30, 2015/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (18939)/Comments (0)/
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Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Tutors get training on how iPads enhance learning

Monsanto Fund support brings STEM learning into Oasis tutoring

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. 

Thursday, January 07, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (21767)/Comments (0)/
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Meet the CATCH Healthy Habits Heroes who volunteer at Allisonville Elementary

Meet the CATCH Healthy Habits Heroes who volunteer at Allisonville Elementary

Josephine Poelnitz, Grace Broten and Dorothy Summers turn kids on to healthy foods, activity and fun.

Josephine, Grace and Dorothy are a dynamic team teaching kids healthy habits for a lifetime.

Thursday, February 18, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (23483)/Comments (0)/
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In the news

In the news

Oasis education and volunteer programs have been featured recently in major daily newspapers and TV news programs.  See what they're saying.

Monday, April 11, 2016/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (0)/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 (18441)/Comments (0)/
Feeling good from helping out and feeling better for it

Feeling good from helping out and feeling better for it

Annabelle Faveron has made changes to benefit her own health, while having fun teaching kids about good habits

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.

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (18850)/Comments (0)/
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Leaving a legacy with thanks

Leaving a legacy with thanks

Carmen Garcia's family honored her memory with a gift to San Antonio Oasis

“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.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016/Lyndsey Reichardt| Profile/Number of views (17488)/Comments (0)/
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Tutors double their impact with more frequent sessions

Tutors double their impact with more frequent sessions

High-Impact model allows these sisters to provide more support for the twin girls they tutor

“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.

Thursday, June 02, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (20056)/Comments (0)/
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