What is Oasis?

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

What is Oasis?

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

We are YOUR Oasis!


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

Conversation Corner

What’s it like to retire from Oasis?

What’s it Like to Retire? Retired Oasis Communications Director, Janice Branham interviews former colleagues about life in retirement after fulfilling careers at Oasis. By Janice Branham Being a part of Oasis for more than two decades had a way of nurturing high hopes for retirement. The day-to-day challenges of supporting a national organization and

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Taste of Oasis

The San Diego Union-Tribune Reports on how San Diego Oasis lifelong learning and exercise classes benefit the senior community San Diego Oasis held a two-event, "Taste of Oasis" this week and hosted hundreds of seniors to sample mini-sessions of upcoming fall classes. The article quotes longtime Oasis participant and instructor, Saleemah Muhammad speaking about her Zumba

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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

Participating in adult education reduces risk of dementia

THE PRESS RUNDOWN: One habit can reduce dementia risk in older adults The Press Rundown (pressrundown.com) published an article this week about a study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience that took place over the course of seven years that analyzed data from 282,421 individuals aged 40 to 69 enrolled in the U.K. Biobank

Oasis & Oasis Everywhere –
The Best of Both Worlds

Getting Older, Growing Stronger

A pioneer in healthy aging for over 40 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 eight 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.

Venn Diagram of Oasis Everywhere and Local Oasis Centers

Discover Oasis

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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.

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