It’s your time to have the time of your life – with Oasis.

Join us for exciting programs this fall!

Share our excitement, sign up for classes and explore our volunteer opportunities.

Download our full course catalog to see our classes or view and sign up for classes online.

Arts and Entertainments

Enjoy musical, dance, theater and storytelling performances by local artists, or join our orchestra or try your hand at creating art.

My Music, My Memories. This workshop tunefully guides you on a sentimental journey to help you rediscover your favorite music from your past.

Living and Exploring 

We’re proud of the engaging close-to-home Living and Exploring opportunities we offer throughout the year. Just a few of the things in store for this fall:

  • Taste of Oasis Learn about fall classes, Healthy Habits for Adults program, Intergenerational Tutoring and more, all while enjoying food, music and give-a-ways. Meet Oasis staff, instructors and volunteers, too!
  • Ask the Experts at SHIP about Medicare. They provide impartial information.
  • Personal Chef Rick will serve up a cooking class in his Zionsville home.
  • Lunch and Learn: How New Drugs are Developed. Take an exclusive tour of Concentric Research Company.
  • Money Matters: This series addresses estate planning, vacationing on a budget, reviewing annuities and tax help.
  • National Geographic Live: Underwater photographer Brian Skerry's images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer captivating portraits of the creatures who live there. Dinner at Metro Diner is included with this class.

Health and Wellness

Health is key to doing all the other things you want to do. Sharpen your memory, strengthen your body and learn all you can about the health topics that matter for seniors. We have more ways than one to help you find just the right information you need and find an activity that’s right for you.

Computers and Technology

Managing Your Digital Footprint We leave a trail of data behind when we use the Internet. Learn how to protect identity and information - let's be safe out there!

Senior Tech One-on-One: Bring your charged device and/or questions and work one-on-one with an expert from AT&T at your Oasis location. Call 317-396-3751 to reserve your appointment time.

Calling all tutors!

Join the ranks of dedicated volunteers working one-on-one with children in 93 area elementary schools through our nationally recognized Intergenerational Tutoring Program.

Learn about more opportunities to volunteer with us.

From the Director

Mary Dorney, Indianapolis Oasis Director

Dear Oasis Members, Volunteers, Staff, Instructors, Board of Directors, Community Partners, and Sponsors,

It is with greatest regard and appreciation that I thank each of you, and all of you, for the privilege to work with you, and for you, over the past 24 years.

What a wonderful journey this has been.  At the core of every treasured moment – and you can be sure there are too many to count – will always be the memories and lessons I have learned from you.

So many of you were here when I started and you will be here when I retire, December 28, 2018!  What a testimony you are to Oasis and successful aging.  I do hope I can emulate at least some of the exceptional role modeling you have provided.

And yes, you have already expressed your desire to sign me up to join the essential corps of volunteers who serve as the administrative backbone of the organization, as peer instructors, as passionate mentors through the tutoring program and as life coaches as you greet, listen and encourage all who enter our doors on a daily basis.  You are priceless.

What will I do without you?  To quote Winnie-the-Pooh, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”  However, I am twice-blessed as I don’t have to say goodbye.  I now have the opportunity to be a member and enjoy to the fullest all that Oasis has to offer.  Many of you have heard me say through the years that everyone should have an Oasis in their future and that Oasis is the last “great wait” -  and indeed, it is worth waiting for.

Thanks for being such a wonderful part of my life - every hour and every day. “Friends may come and friends may go, but none that I will treasure so.”  You are the best and I have been blessed.  I am so excited for all the possibilities that await Oasis.  The best is yet to be.

With gratitude,

Mary Dorney

Executive Director

August 28, 2018