St. Louis, MO–The Oasis Connections Program was a winner in the 27th annual National Mature Media Awards Program. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials and programs designed and produced for older adults.

Oasis was recognized with two awards: a Gold Award for the Connections technology literacy program and Silver Award for iPhone Essentials, a resource made available to participants of the program.

“We are delighted to take part in the Mature Media Awards Program this year, and were honored to be selected as a winner,” says Amy VanDeVelde, Technology Education Manager of The Oasis Institute. “Through the Connections program, Oasis is helping older adults transform technology from a barrier to a powerful tool that can combat social isolation.”

The entries were judged by a distinguished panel of mature market experts from across the United States for overall excellence of design, content, creativity and relevance to the senior market.

Oasis is a national education organization that promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and service. Offering stimulating programs in the arts, humanities, health, technology and volunteer service, Oasis brings people together to learn, lead and contribute in their communities. The Oasis Institute in St. Louis is the headquarters of a national network that serves a broad audience in 40 U.S. cities through nine educational centers and community partners. For more information, visit