What is Oasis?

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.

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.

Active Lifestyles

Taking charge of 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

Lifelong Learning

Oasis Everywhere Online Courses

Connections Technology

Internet Safety

Current Events

History and Literature

Art and Entertainment

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

Staying social during social distancing

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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Digital Misinformation

How do you recognize the difference between fake news and factual news? Read the full story on the Oasis Connections Website. You’ve seen them. They ask you to copy and paste the post into your own timeline and post it from there. It may be political but more often is a news story, maybe about
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Mary Dr Suess for web

With Generations to Lead, Come on, Let's Read! Yay for Dr. Suess's Birthday and Read Across America Day! March 2nd is Read across America Day and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, author of over sixty books for children.  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  How about a little trivia to celebrate this beloved author?  A quote from a book
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Discover Oasis

Oasis Tri Fold Approach 10-9-2019

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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