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Welcome to Syracuse OASIS

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OASIS is a unique educational program for mature adults who want to continue to grow, learn and be productive during the best years of their lives. Membership is free and open to anyone 50 or older. Members receive a catalog of opportunities three times a year. If you are not already a member, we invite you to join OASIS.

OASIS offers a broad range of stimulating educational classes - from the arts and humanities to wellness, fitness and travel. Come to pursue a new interest or develop an old one. Meet people who share your interests. Learn new ways to stay healthy and active. Search our current classes.

We offer convenient online registration or mail in your registration form.


New Volunteer Opportunities!

Remain active, involved and enjoy the companionship of others who share similar interests. OASIS offers many rewarding volunteer opportunities and a flexible schedule. 
Currently we are seeking Reception Desk Volunteers.  This position requires two volunteers to work together from  9 -1 and two more from 1-5. In this position you are the face of OASIS. A cheerful and welcoming  personality are the main requirements.  
For more information on joining our volunteer family, sign up for class #901, New Volunteer Overview.

An audio tribute: In memory of beloved OASIS Instructor Dr. William D. West

Click here (Length: 1:29 YouTube - turn volume way up for best sound)

Presented by: Daniel Hege, Music Director and Conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and former Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony; friend and colleague of Bill West

Hear stories about Bill and listen to some of the music that inspired his life.  Daniel shares fond memories of monthly breakfasts he had with Bill during whihch they talked about music, literature and theatre.  Listen to some of the music that Daniel played for Bill on the eve of his passing in early 2013.  Daniel adds commentary and Bill’s thoughts about these evocative compositions, pertaining to “going to the other side."

This meaningful program was held at OASIS where the Lecture Hall was filled to capacity with 140 of Bill West’s students who had faithfully attended his OASIS classes for eleven years.


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Michael Colabufo retired from Syracuse Catholic Schools in 2009 after serving as their school superintendent.  At 38, Michael experienced a heart attack and at his retirement he found... More