A 30-year journey to successful aging

By |2012-06-19T00:00:00+00:00June 19th, 2012|Lifelong learning|

It was the fall of 1982. After spending the day touring senior centers, Marylen Mann told St. Louis Commissioner of Aging, Father Lucius Cervantes, “We can do better for the elderly.” And with that, Oasis was founded. Little did anyone know that Marylen, then in her 40s, was ahead of her time. For St. Louis and eventually, some 40 cities across the nation, the birth of Oasis would change how everyone thought of older adults ...