Los Angeles Oasis continues to grow!
In 2018, we increased our course offerings, both at our Westside and Baldwin Hills locations. With the support of our Los Angeles Oasis Advisory Council, and feedback from our participants, we also expanded our collaborations with healthcare providers and other social services agencies, bringing a greater range of programming. We introduced a Distinguished Speaker Series that showcased experts and talented individuals who provided not only in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics from health to current events to local interest, but also encouragement and inspiration to those who attended. Our team was intentional about creating more opportunities for socializing among our participants, with specially-themed gatherings and excursions.
WISE & Healthy Aging is delighted to collaborate with The Oasis Institute and the Oasis national center network. Our partnership with Oasis provides older adults in Los Angeles with outstanding lifelong learning programs, access to national healthy aging initiatives and opportunities for civic engagement, including Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring. This award-winning volunteer program pairs older adults with elementary school children for one-on-one literacy-focused tutoring and mentorship.
We are proud of our diversity and grateful to the many volunteers who support our work. We are also thankful to our donors and partners who share in our commitment to encourage older adults to continue learning, growing and finding meaningful ways to engage in our community.