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OASIS Celebrates 30 Years of Discovery in 2012

In the fall of 1982, Marylen Mann brought her dream of offering engaging opportunities for older adults to reality with the founding of OASIS. Launched in four May Company department stores, OASIS sounded the first shots of the aging revolution.  Today, OASIS is a powerhouse of more than 35,000 participants, volunteers and partners in 40 U.S. cities who are discovering new ways to learn and be active, healthy and engaged in their communities.

What's your OASIS story?

To celebrate our 30th year, we want to share your experiences through stories, photos and video. If you have benefited from OASIS, please tell us about it!

CATCH Healthy Habits had a great first year

In 2011, the first year of the CATCH Healthy Habits program, OASIS exceeded everyone’s expectations. Funded by WellPoint Foundation, CATCH Healthy Habits is now bringing intergenerational physical activity and nutrition education to after-school and summer camp programs in 18 cities.  More than 350 volunteers and 1,500 children have participated.
See how the program is growing.

OASIS sessions at the 2012 American Society on Aging Conference

Will you be at this year's ASA Conference? Join us at one or more of our sessions for the inside story on how we work:
1.  Capacity-building volunteers
2.  Older adults improving children's physical activity and nutrition
3.  How vulnerable older adults benefit more from participation
     in aging programs
4.  Evaluating impact through participant surveys
5.  How technology programs drive program outcomes and
     organizational innovation
Get details on OASIS presentations at ASA

OASIS Connections Evaluation Published in The Gerontologist

Results of a research study by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were published March 12 by The Gerontologist, the journal of the Gerontological Society of America. The study showed computer illiteracy among older adults is being successfully addressed through the OASIS Connections curriculum.


  Nora Moorehead is building a high-octane brain

A veteran of brain health programs at OASIS, Nora is featured in the current issue of Sam's Club magazine. Meet Nora.