The safety of our participants is important to us. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Oasis Centers will host ALL classes live online for the remainder of the year. Please check with your local Center to determine if classes will be held in-person. We miss you, but look forward to virtually seeing you through online classes!

For even more virtual class options, check out www.oasiseverywhere.com or
click the “View Classes” button at the top of this page.

What is Oasis?

Oasis is a national nonprofit organization in St. Louis, Missouri, founded in 1982,
centered on a mission to serve adults ages 50 and over.

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Getting Older, Growing Stronger

A pioneer in healthy aging for more than 35 years, Oasis has helped thousands of older adults across the country satisfy their curiosity, take charge of their health and discover the joy of giving back to their communities. Since 2000, more than 389,000 adults have been impacted by Oasis programs.

Oasis programs reach a broad audience in more than 250 communities through nine education centers and a national network of over 700 partners in 22 states. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Oasis launched an interactive online platform that allows seniors and older adults to take an Oasis class from anywhere through Oasis Everywhere.

Oasis Everywhere doesn’t replace your in-person and online classes offered by your local center. Oasis Everywhere gives you more options to take virtual online classes with top instructors and presenters from Oasis centers from around the country without geographic and physical limitations. Learn more about Oasis Everywhere.

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Exciting News! Oasis Tutoring is now offering virtual tutoring sessions!

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Oasis Tutors can now virtually come directly to you! If you have a grandchild in need of one-on-one literacy tutoring, or know someone whose child does, Oasis is now offering personal virtual tutoring sessions to children grades K–3 in the home. Sessions are very affordable at just $15 for one tutoring session or $25 for two!

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Active Lifestyles

Taking charge of your health

More than 3,560 health and wellness classes are offered nationwide each year.

Evidence-based programs for falls prevention, chronic disease self-management and peer-led discussion groups

Exercise, fitness and wellness classes

Lifelong Learning

Satisfying curiosity through lifelong learning

More than 24,000 adults nationwide take over 5,500 lifelong learning classes each year.

Locally-developed classes in the arts and humanities

Award-winning technology training with the Oasis Connections Program

Volunteer Engagement

Giving back to our communities

More than 6,000 older adults volunteer with Oasis nationwide each year.

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

Class instructors, peer leaders and Oasis center operations

  • Exercise while social Distancing

Staying healthy, socially active and adapting to the new normal

Staying healthy, socially active and adapting to the new normal Coronavirus has changed everything, hasn’t it? It’s altered how we shop, socialize, exercise, work, and even think. This public health crisis brings to light existing societal fractures such as a fragmented healthcare system, our dependence on public schools (and other organizations) for square meals for countless children

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Take our FREE Cybersecurity Course

Learn how cybercriminals work and how to avoid their tricks The Oasis Connections program has been helping people stay safe on the internet since 2004. The Oasis Connections Guide to Online Safety is an interactive course with more than an hour of content to help people learn how to be as safe as can be on

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Growth comes from a place of being uncomfortable.

Growth comes from a place of being uncomfortable. Most of us have spent our time since March staying home, staying safe and staying uncomfortable. Oasis Intergenerational tutoring is no exception.  We are an in-school program, utilizing the magic of real books for a one on one in person tutoring program. Our primary mission is to

Continuing Our Mission to Connect

Oasis is excited to share a free downloadable eBook, “Putting the ‘Me’ in Medicare,” by Aetna® Medicare, created specifically for older adults living through the COVID-19 global pandemic. No login, no email required, no strings attached…please take advantage!

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Continuing Our Mission to Connect – Aetna eBook Op-ed

Continuing Our Mission to Connect By Paul Weiss, President, The Oasis Institute The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every element of American life, and to a large extent, no segment of the population has been more affected than older adults. Of course, the most obvious expression of this is that seniors are most vulnerable to severe symptoms of the disease. The only clear path to preventing infection is isolation, which presents its own barrage of mental and physical health risks. Seniors are silently suffering from incipient anxiety, depression, and nutritional deficiencies due to barriers of access to restaurants,

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Oasis promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.

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In the news

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Oasis programs and participants nationwide are featured regularly in the news. Check out the latest stories on our National News and Media page.

Oasis and partners release request for proposals – Find out more!

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Oasis is featured in Next Avenue – Take a look!

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