St. Louis, MO, April 30, 2018 –St. Louis Oasis is expanding its service area and now offers classes and volunteer opportunities for older adults in the Maryland Heights community. To celebrate the new relationship, St. Louis Oasis and the Maryland Height Parks and Recreation Department hosted an open house at the Maryland Heights Community Center in early April.
“We know that having a purpose, and remaining physically fit and engaged are the keys to healthy aging,” said Paul Weiss, president of The Oasis Institute. “St. Louis Oasis is proud to partner with the Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation Department to add our programs to the good work they are already doing to promote healthy aging in the community.”
“The Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Maryland Heights is thrilled about our partnership with Oasis,” said Tracey Anderson, director of Parks and Recreation. “This partnership allows us to make available additional services for our older adults. Since the formation of our partnership, we have received very positive feedback. We look forward to our continued journey.”
This summer, St. Louis Oasis is offering older adults in Maryland Heights volunteer and learning opportunities including:
· Technology classes for iPhones and iPads
· History lectures on topics including St. Louis Browns Baseball History, and Secrets of the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover
· Healthy Living classes including Eating Healthy on a Budget, Shaking the Salt Habit and Heart Happy Cooking with Spices and Herbs
To register for classes, call 314.862.4859 ext. 24 or www.oasisnet.org/St-Louis-MO.
St. Louis Oasis is a chapter of The Oasis Institute, a national non-profit organization that promotes healthy aging through a three-fold approach: lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. 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 42 U.S. cities through nine educational centers and community partners. For more information, visit www.oasisnet.org.