Oasis is a pioneer in healthy aging
Founded in 1982, Oasis is a non-profit educational organization that is active in over 250 communities and reaches more than 50,000 individuals each year.
Our mission is to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.
Our vision is to see that adults age 50 and older across the country have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives.
We seek to positively impact their lives through partnerships to share knowledge, offer evidence- and research-based programs, conduct evaluations and adapt to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
The Oasis Institute in St. Louis is the national headquarters. The Institute develops national programs and provides training and support for Oasis education centers and partners. Oasis education centers are located in community sites,
Our network of hundreds of partners includes health providers, corporations, senior centers, community organizations, libraries, universities and colleges, senior living organizations and more. Meet our Partners.
Oasis puts into practice the landmark MacArthur Foundation study of successful aging. Researchers Rowe and Kahn found that the key ingredients for a high quality of life are maintaining a low risk for disease, a high level of engagement with the community and high physical and cognitive function, and “it is the combination of all three that represents the concept of successful aging fully.”
See a map of Oasis Cities