Students in class

Changing the story for older adults 

Our 2016 Annual Report shows how people are discovering that some of the most satisfying adventures happen later in life. 

With more time to consider how they want the rest of their stories to unfold, people turn to Oasis for inspiration and opportunities. They are finding that with better health, lifelong learning and ways to give back, the next chapters in their lives are meaningful and lasting.

From the Chairman

Matt Geekie, Chairman, The OASIS InstituteIt seems the older we get, the more keenly aware we are of all that is possible when our bodies and minds are in working order. Studies show that people involved in doing things that matter to them actually stay healthier.

We are proud of our work in 2016 and committed to helping more people stay active and engaged as Oasis moves forward with new leadership.

A tutor, a child and a lasting bond

Chelsea and Estelle “I don’t think we ever outgrow the need to love someone and have that person love you back,” says Estelle Rosen, who stays in touch with one of her first Oasis students.

Good conversations on hot topics

Dr. James Fleming “I try to encourage civility by modeling it myself,” says Jim Fleming, who leads a popular “Conversations in American Politics” class at Rochester Oasis. 

A better life with Oasis is why she gives

Thelma Willis

I have learned more about myself and how to keep my body and mind healthy since I joined Oasis,” says Thelma Willis, a generous donor. Meet a few of our donors.

Staying on your feet and in the game

Exercise class “I have a lot of good reasons to stay on my feet,” says Marilyn Davidman. An active tutor who takes a good number of classes, she is too busy to let getting tripped up trip her up.

Tech with a personal touch

Carita Devilbliss

“I want everyone to leave with more confidence that they can try something new and succeed” says Carita Devilbiss, who teaches technology classes in San Antonio.

PSAs by Sam Donaldson promote Oasis

San Donaldson

“Retirement is just the beginning of a lifelong adventure if we keep learning, stay active and give back,” says retired ABC news correspondent Sam Donaldson in PSAs for Oasis.

San Diego Oasis has a new place to call home

Crowd at the opening of San Diego Oasis at Grossmont Center in La Mesa CA

San Diego Oasis has a new home at Grossmont Center in La Mesa, with centers for lifelong learning and wellness that provide more space for classes, volunteering and meeting up.

Tutor takes on history to celebrate the past

Indiana celebrates bicentennial By sharing a little of her own family history in an early African-American farming settlement, tutor Betty Dotson helped her student connect the dots of history in a creative way.

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Financial Statements

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