By sharing a little bit of her own family story, Oasis tutor Betty Dotson gave one little girl a chance to connect the dots of history in a creative way.
“The best way to release feelings is to open up and talk about it," says Brenda Kirkland, who loves her role as a volunteer facilitator with the Oasis Peers for Productive Aging program in Indianapolis.
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.
Ava Bush helps others at Indianapolis Oasis realize that managing diabetes is just part of what they must do to be healthy. She’s learning strategies, too, thanks to a program that teaches self-management skills for people with the condition.