Our priority is ensuring older adults are safe from COVID-19, but we also know that social isolation is a real physical and emotional health risk, and we know Oasis programs are important to our participants.
During this time of social distancing, Oasis has pivoted our delivery model to offer programs and content online through Zoom, our website, by phone and through partnerships with other virtual class platforms and providers.
St. Louis Oasis Offerings
Online Zoom Video Classes
Our summer program has reached almost 405 unique participants that have registered for a class —bringing our total to nearly 1097 enrollments.
Conversations that Count
This popular discussion group program is now being offered via telephone. Each week, attendees cover topics such as sleeping, nutrition, grief, and social isolation prevention. Six cohorts with 33 participants are currently being offered with 11 meetings per week.
Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention
Revered Senior Trainer Craig Miller offers daily 10 a.m. Tai Chi sessions via his YouTube Channel, Tai Chi with Craig Miller. An average of 250 people per day view his videos.
Oasis has partnered with Spiro100 to offer streaming exercise and lifelong learning programs for free to Oasis participants for 60 days. To date, 129 people have participated.
Each week, the Oasis Tutoring team shares a Tutor Tuesday email with 1,400 tutors (tutors who provided an email). The email includes a video from the tutoring team and links to a blog with read aloud content, professional development resources, and tutoring inspiration.
I am not a big fan of social media and I am not great with technology, but participating in Conversations that Count over the phone has allowed me to connect with others in the community outside of my usual family and friends, as well as hear about how they are dealing with the Covid-19 Crisis. I LOVE the topics, I love being able to safely and comfortably express my feelings, and I love being able to support my community.
—Barbara Johnson, Conversations that Count participant
Learn More About Oasis
Oasis is a national education organization that promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and service. In addition to stimulating programs in the arts, humanities, health and technology, Oasis provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for older adults. For more information, visit st-louis.oasisnet.org/volunteer