Oasis is a pioneer in healthy aging
Founded in 1982, the non-profit educational organization is active in 40 cities and reaches more than 50,000 individuals each year.
Oasis' mission is to promote healthy aging through a three-fold approach: lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. Its vision is to see that adults age 50 and older across the country have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives.
The Oasis Institute in St. Louis is the national headquarters. The Institute develops and implements evidence- and research-based programs and provides training and support for nine Oasis centers and partners in additional cities.
Our network of over 700 Partners includes health providers, corporations, senior centers, libraries, universities and colleges, senior living organizations and government agencies. 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.”
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