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Do you have questions about Medicare or the Health Insurance Marketplace? Oasis offers Medicare Counseling in four BJC Hospital locations. Learn more.


Join Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring as we celebrate 30 years of impact!

 Since 1989, Oasis tutors have helped children discover the joy of reading.

For 30 years, children across the country have improved their skills and discovered the joy of reading with support from Oasis tutors. The Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring program pairs older adults with children in grades K-3 to work one-on-one each week as their tutors, mentors and friends. 

Today, more than 2,000 Oasis tutors volunteer in over 200 schools located throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 

We invite you to attend our very first fundraiser, "Beyond Books"  on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 PM at the St. Louis Artist Guild in Clayton, MO.

Proceeds from this enjoyable evening will supplement the Oasis tutoring program in districts across the area. It promises to be a fun evening of food, friends and celebration!

Please RSVP by October 20, via email or phone call, to Emily Garstang at egarstang@oasisnet.org. We would love to see you there!

What: Beyond Books – Fall Appeal Event to Support the Oasis Tutoring Program

When: 5:30 pm, Tuesday, October 22nd; 6:15 pm Special Remarks by Oasis Founder Marylen Mann

Where: St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 12 North Jackson, Clayton, MO 63105

RSVP: via email egargstang@oasisnet.org or call 314.862.2933, ext. 291

 

Find out more about Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring

 


Medicare Part D Boot Camp

Open Enrollment October 15 - December 7

 

This is the time when you may change your Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for the following year. Before making decisions, join Oasis to learn what changes are anticipated for Medicare in 2020.

 

Register now for one of these informational programs! Learn more here

      Missouri Baptist Medical Center                              Northwest Healthcare
      3015 North Ballas Road                                             1225 Graham Road                        St. Louis, MO 63131                                                     Florissant, MO 63031
      Thursday, October 24                                                 Wednesday, October 30
      10 am  - 12 noon, FREE                                                1 pm - 3 pm, FREE
      Register: 314.996.5433                                                Register: 314.747.9355
 
Need one-on-one assistance? St. Louis Oasis offers free, confidential help with Medicare questions by unbiased, state-certified volunteer Medicare counselors. They can assist with Medicare plan enrollment, prescription drug coverage or understanding health benefits. Call 800.390.3330 in Missouri or 618.463.7182 in Illinois to speak with one of our highly trained and unbiased Oasis counselors. 

Registration is now open for Oasis Fall 2019 programs!

Click here to view a list of programs. Choose from a variety of classes and activities designed to enrich your life.

Download the catalog PDF 

Fall registration at St. Louis Oasis


In 2019, Americans over 60 will outnumber those under 18

In 2019, Americans over 60 will outnumber those under 18

What this shift means for everyone

Author: Tina Duckett/Thursday, June 06, 2019/Categories: Volunteering, National, St. Louis

Best-selling author Marc Freedman share insights on how a society with more older people than younger ones can thrive.America is becoming an older nation. Does that worry you?

For a country that’s always thought of itself as young, the statistics are a shock to the system! We’re now a more-old-than-young society and with that comes the fear of scarcity, isolation, cost and conflict. I hope we never see “kids vs. canes,” but the possibility of a struggle over diminishing resources in a society split along generational lines is real.

I don’t want to make light of the genuine challenges we face, but I believe there is reason for optimism and the possibility of a much better outcome. The fact is, for all the hand wringing and apocalyptic predictions, the needs and assets of the generations fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Just ask any grandparent! If we build on this natural bond between the older and younger generations, both within families and across different communities, we can avoid conflict, solve problems from child care to loneliness and even generate a good deal of personal happiness along the way.

What’s standing in the way of closer ties between older and younger generations?

Since the beginning of human history, older people have invested in and supported younger generations. And yet over the past 50 years, we’ve taken something that’s deeply rooted in the human experience and made it close to impossible in our modern world.

The two biggest culprits are a culture that encourages older people to hang on to their youth and a whole set of institutions that keep the generations physically apart. Workplaces, housing and our education system are all increasingly age-segregated.

What will it take to remove the barriers and bring the generations together?

We’re going to have to be as creative at inventing institutions that bring Americans together as we have been over the past century in crafting ones that split us apart. I’m encouraged by new ideas popping up across the country, particularly in housing.

A few years ago in Boston, two MIT grads launched Nesterly, a tech start-up pairing older people who have room to spare in their homes with university students in need of reduced rent and able to do chores. In Cleveland, a senior living community called Judson Manor created an artist-in-residence program in 2010 providing free housing for graduate music students, who agree to perform for the residents and participate in meals and other activities.

In both cases, proximity has often brought with it not just support but deep, intergenerational friendships.

What can we do to challenge age segregation in our own lives?

It’s so important to focus on creating relationships across generations. But don’t do it in an eat-your-broccoli kind of way. Do it because it’s one of the surest routes to happiness in our longer lives.

The psychiatrist George Vaillant, who led the landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development, tracking hundreds of men for decades, found that those in middle age or older who invest in nurturing the next generation are three times as likely to be happy as those who fail to do so.

How to get started? Here are three quick tips One; Think long and hard about how you set up your life — where you live, worship and volunteer. Two: Listen. One of my mentors used to talk about how easy and seductive it is to be interesting. It’s much harder but more worthwhile to be interested. And three: Sign up for more ideas from Gen2Gen, the Encore.org campaign to mobilize 1 million adults 50+ to stand up for — and with — young people today.

Of all the things that divide us, the gap between old and young is arguably the most bridgeable, but there’s no time to waste.

Contact Oasis to learn how you can become an intergenerational tutor. You can make a difference!

 

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Honor, Reflect & Refresh:      A Celebration of Everyday Heroes

This fun-filled FREE event is in recognition of Veterans Day. Lunch is included at no cost. 
Friday, November 8 
10:30 am - 1 pm
Center of Clayton 
Register before spaces fill: 314.862.4859, ext. 24.

Ask a Techie

FREE Technology Help is Available!

Drop in with your Smartphones, Tablets, Computers & More

Join us at the Maryland Heights Community Center or the Crestview Senior Living Center for Ask a Techie. 

Get FREE technology help!  Receive assistance with your cell phone, smart phone, computer or tablet in a supportive, welcoming environment. Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask a Techie is no longer available at the Center of Clayton due to planned construction.  

To learn more, contact Oasis at 314.862.4859 ext 24.


St. Louis Oasis Gift Certificates Now Available

Give the Gift of Oasis

 

 

 

Think outside of the box!  Oasis gift certificates are available for purchase in any denomination.  Order yours today! Call 314.862.4859 ext. 23.