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St. Louis Oasis

St. Louis Oasis proudly offers programs proven to enrich the lives of older adults through Lifelong Learning Experiences, Health and Exercise Classes, Technology Education, and Volunteer Opportunities. For over 40 years, Oasis classes and activities have played a vital role in improving the lives of older adults. Join us in person or online—we have it all!

Volunteer to Mentor a Child in Foster Care

Oasis is immediately recruiting volunteers to train as mentors to assist children in foster care.

In St. Louis City and County, hundreds of children are currently residing in foster care. For these youth, having access to caring adults outside of the family is critical. The Oasis Grand Champions program will focus on children ages 12-16 as this was identified as the age group that could benefit most from a mentoring relationship with a caring older adult.

Share your time with children who need it the most.

• Meet with children once a week in activity-based sessions geared at providing life skills in a fun and engaging manner.

• Session locations and time may vary and are based on mentor and student availability.

• Training and ongoing support is provided by Oasis as well as materials for sessions.

• No experience needed! A desire to make a difference in the life of a child is the only requirement.

Contact Oasis’s National Intergenerational Tutoring Director of Program and Curriculum Expansion, Stephanie McCreary at (314) 687-1122 or email [email protected]. Sessions starting in June! Training date coming soon.

Register Now for Spring & Summer Classes!

May/June 2024 classes offer a combination of fan favorites and brand-new topics. Registration is open!

Explore diverse programs in history, arts, science, and hands-on learning with Oasis. Our curated collection for the upcoming term aims to spark a “this class is just for me!” moment. Dive into a unique series like “Mastering Your Medications,” that aims to help you understand all things medications. Engage in discussions on philosophy, science, religion, history, and politics. Join a session called “Only in St. Louis with Charlie Brennan,” to hear exciting, one-of-a-kind stories about St. Louis from a local legend. Move your body with fun classes like line or ballroom dancing. Oasis fosters connections, creating a vibrant community through shared learning and experiences. Join us for enjoyable, informative, and thought-provoking sessions, building a better future together.

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What’s Happening

at St. Louis Oasis

Tutoring Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Wednesday, May 8  /  Tower Grove Park

The picnic was hosted by the three AmeriCorps Seniors (ACS) grantees in St. Louis. All three ACS initiatives were represented, Oasis Tutoring represents the RSVP program; LifeWise STL represents the Senior Companion program; and Cardinal Ritter Senior Services represents the Foster Grandparent program. The three organizations collaborated to recognize our ACS volunteers in St. Louis, increase their visibility within the St. Louis community and draw attention/support for these programs from local representatives. Mayor Tishaura Jones issued a Mayoral Proclamation to recognize our volunteers’ dedication to the betterment of their communities and to declare May 8th as AmeriCorps Seniors Day in St. Louis. We were joined by a guest speaker from United Way to highlight the impact of volunteering, both for the volunteer and for their community.

Highlights from the Oasis Town Hall

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Inaugural Annual Town Hall Meeting

FIRST ANNUAL TOWN HALL At the core of Oasis lies a commitment to fostering a resilient community, and on Friday, January 12th, we proudly hosted our inaugural Oasis Town Hall. The event garnered a fantastic turnout, and it was truly heartening to witness the strong support Read More...

Instructor Spotlight

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Instructor Spotlight Dina Fachin

Meet Dina Fachin! Join us in welcoming a new Yoga Oasis instructor Dina Fachin is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). A Yoga Teacher and qualified MBSR Teacher from Brown University, Dina is a dedicated facilitator of Mindfulness and Mindfulness Based Creative practices. Offering Yoga lessons, Mindful Creative Expression, and MBSR 8-week programs, Dina extends Read More...

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Oasis Facilitators Earn $15–$20 Per Hour

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About Becoming an Oasis Facilitator

Interested in Becoming an Oasis Facilitator? Retired? Interested in earning $15 per hour to lead exercise classes or help older adults navigate tech devices? Get free training to become a St. Louis Oasis facilitator! Ideal Read More...

Oasis is Hiring! Exercise Instructors Needed

Oasis is Hiring Exercise Instructors! Role: Oasis Group Exercise Instructor Locations: St. Louis Oasis & Various Facilities in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area Supervisor: Denise Ucinski, CHC E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 314-687-1137   Oasis Exercise Instructors can teach in person or virtual classes Job Description: The Oasis mission is to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles, and volunteer engagement. This position will Read More...

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ProPass: Membership Discount Program

Introducing ProPass, a new one-month membership program! Purchase your one-month program pass for a flat fee of $150 and enjoy unlimited access to all lifelong learning in-person and virtual St. Louis Oasis classes and 15% off all exercise, tours, and hands-on art classes that begin in the same month you sign up for the program pass.

How does it work? Your ProPass membership allows you to add as few or as many classes to your cart that begin in the month of your membership as you want. The discount is automatically added—no coupon code or additional action required—making any lifelong class free, and taking 15% off of any exercise, tour, and hands-on art class beginning in the month of your membership purchase.

Is there a specific day of the month I need to sign up? No, you can sign up any date throughout the month however, the membership ends on the last day of the month.

Can I purchase a membership for multiple months? Yes! There is no limit to the quantity of program passes as they are made available.

Get to know Oasis

Oasis is one of the nation’s leading providers of programming older adults seek to continue learning, engage socially and improve health and wellness behaviors. For 40 years, Oasis has used a three-fold approach that experts agree makes getting older stimulating and more productive:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Active Lifestyles
  • Volunteer Engagement

A pioneer in healthy aging, Oasis is committed to enriching the lives of older adults by offering innovative programs to satisfy curiosity and expand interests. Oasis understands and meets the diverse needs of the aging population.

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Oasis Needs Volunteers!

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Volunteer with St. Louis Oasis!

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew As Oasis celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, we want to point out that our organization wouldn’t Read More...

Community Resources

Give 5 is a free, community-based program designed for St. Louis area seniors. that introduces participants to nonprofit organizations to volunteer with and helps establish purpose and meaning in retirement.

Resources and Useful Information

Oasis is United Way Strong

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St. Louis Oasis is proud to be a part of the United Way’s strong network of nonprofits and to also be a part of this year’s campaign. We truly believe that together, we are stronger. Together, we are all United. Watch United Way’s 2020 campaign video at WeAreAllUnited.org. #WeAreAllUnited #United4STL

Give the gift of Oasis

Think outside of the box! Instead of the run-of-the-mill gift ideas, share Oasis with family and friends.

Oasis gift certificates are available for purchase in any denomination. Order yours today!

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Medicare Questions and Counseling

Medicare Questions and Counseling

Do you have questions about Medicare or the Health Insurance Marketplace? Insurance counselors are happy to help! Call 800-390-3330 for assistance or to learn more.

Inclement Weather

Severe weather policy

When classes are cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions, this information will be listed on Fox 2 News and KPLR News 11, as well as the St. Louis Oasis voicemail, website and Facebook page.

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