What is Oasis?

Oasis is an organization with a purpose to serve older adults through lifelong learning, health, and volunteering.

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What is Oasis?

Oasis is an organization with a purpose to serve older adults through lifelong learning, health, and volunteering.

Take a Virtual Class

Health & Wellness

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • More than 6,000 older adults volunteer with Oasis nationwide each year.
  • Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring
  • Class instructors, peer leaders and Oasis center operations

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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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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BrainSavers® – Introduction

Meet Paul Bendheim, founder of BrainSavers® As the founder of BrainSavers, I take true pleasure in introducing myself and the BrainSavers-Oasis partnership to you. As a team, we exist to help you live independently as long as possible and to have an enriched, rewarding life, no matter your living arrangement. I am a native of Phoenix Arizona,
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  • Cybersecurity month

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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Meet our AmeriCorps VISTA members!

Meet our AmeriCorps VISTA members! While 2020 was memorable for many reasons—one of the highlights for the Oasis Institute was the addition of two AmeriCorps VISTAs to our staff! AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity in nonprofit organizations across the country to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at
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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!

Oasis is featured in the Washington Post Read the story!

Oasis is featured in Next Avenue – Take a look!

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