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The OASIS annual Spring Gala set for March 24

THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all our supporters. If you were looking for tickets, we’re sorry.

Our 2017 Spring Gala Dinner & Auction is set for Friday, March 24, at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria. Please join us for this fun and important OASIS fundraiser!

When

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • 5-6 p.m. — Check-in & social hour
  • 6-7 p.m. — Dinner
  • 7-8 p.m. — Auction (live and cake auctions)

Where

Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria

Sponsorships

Events like the OASIS Spring Gala support opportunities focused on health, education and the community. We hope you will consider playing a key role in your support of the Gala and OASIS.

Sponsorship opportunities

Honor a loved one

I am unable to attend, however I do want to make a donation of support honoring a loved one. That person will be acknowledged in the event program.

Donate now

Join the fun during Active Aging Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2016

The Active Aging Committee expands recreation programming for adults 50 years and older, promotes the benefits of leading an active, healthier lifestyle and highlights the ability of older adults to live well regardless of age or health conditions. Come join us and change the way you age!

*All activities are FREE unless indicated.

Here is the lineup:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Active Aging Dance

1:30-4 p.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

“Stardust Ballroom”, featuring the Rip Tide Band. Sponsored by: Recreation & Parks Dept. and Santa Maria Senior Club

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Zumba Gold: Introductory Class

10-11 a.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

Introductory Class for first timers. Try this great exercise class at no cost during Active Aging Week only. Sponsored by Recreation & Parks Dept.

Drop-in Softball

11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hagerman Sports Complex

Drop-in Softball. Bring your own equipment for casual batting practice and scrimmage game. Sponsored by: Recreation & Parks Dept.

Balance Workshop

10-11 a.m. at Luis Oasis Senior Center

Improve your coordination, flexibility and posture. Please call the Oasis Center at 937-9750 to sign-up. Limited space available.

Walker & Wheelchair Clinic

9-11 a.m. at Santa Maria Terrace

Free repair and adjustment of equipment. Sponsored by Central Coast Home Health.

Deep Water Walkin’

5:30-6:30 p.m. at Paul Nelson Aquatics Center

Deep Water Walkin’ Class. Use the natural resistance of the deep water to help strengthen muscles and give your heart the exercise it needs. Free during Active Aging Week only. No pre-registration required. Sponsored by: Recreation & Parks Dept.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Strength Training Exercise Class

9-10 a.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

Texas Hold ’em Poker

1-4 p.m. at Elwin Musell Center

Double Deck Pinochle

1-4 p.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

Zumba

9-10 a.m. at Atkinson Community Center

Sponsored by: Dignity Health. Clase Bilingue.

Computer Basics Workshop

1:30-2:30 p.m. at Luis Oasis Senior Center

Learn the basic hardware components and software features of your laptop and become familiar with email communications and web browsing. Please bring your personal lap top and extension cord. Please call 937-9750 to sign-up. Limited space available.

Flu Shot Clinic by Rite Aid

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Luis Oasis Senior Center

No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome. Bring your insurance card. Free with Medicare B & D. Without insurance. Regular flu shot $25. The Quad flu shot (covers 4 strains of the flu) $30.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Exercise Workout

9-10 a.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

HICAP Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy

1-2 p.m. at Atkinson Community Center

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program). Clase Bilingue. HICAP provides free information (no sales pitches) and counseling about Medicare so you can make informed decisions. Sponsored by: Area Agency on Aging.

Zumba Gold: Introductory Class

10-11 a.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

Introductory Class for first timers. Try this great exercise class at no cost during Active Aging Week only. Sponsored by: Recreation & Parks Dept.

Knit, Chat & Crochet

1-3 p.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

Beginners are welcome.

Geocaching With Kandie Miller

Departing at 9 a.m. from Luis Oasis Senior Center

Carpool to a local destination, then hike on a treasure hunt following GPS coordinates. Meet on the west porch at the Luis Oasis Senior Center prior to departing.

Deep Water Walkin’

5:30-6:30 p.m. at Paul Nelson Aquatics Center Use the natural resistance of the deep water to help strengthen muscles and give your heart the exercise it needs. Free during Active Aging Week only. No pre-registration required. Sponsored by: Recreation & Parks Dept.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Baseline Fitness Testing

8-9 a.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

A simple fitness test administered by physical therapists to assess strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, and balance. Please call 925-0951, ext. 2207 to RSVP. Sponsored by: San Luis Sports Therapy.

Strength Training Exercise Class

9-10 a.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

Folk Dancing Class

2:30-3:45 p.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

Drop-in Softball

11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hagerman Sports Complex

Drop-in Softball. Bring your own equipment for casual batting practice and scrimmage game. Sponsored by: Recreation & Parks Dept.

Presentation on the Aging Eye

1 p.m. at Luis Oasis Senior Center

Presentation on the Aging Eye: Glaucoma, Cataracts, & Macular Degeneration. Presented by Kitty Crockett, Braille Institute. Please call (805) 937-9250 to sign up.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Mah Jongg

12-4 p.m. at Elwin Mussell Center

Bingo

1 p.m. at Santa Maria Terrace

Free Bingo for prizes.

Pumpkin Patch Trip

10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Avila Barn

Join us on a bus trip to Avila Barn and enjoy a hayride and lunch bring back a small pumpkin. Bring your own lunch or order a Panera lunch for an additional fee. To register, please call 925-0951, ext. 2207. Limited space available. Bus trip, hayride and small pumpkin, $10, Panera Lunch, additional $10. Meet at the Elwin Mussell Center by 9:30 a.m. prior to departing.

’50s Sock hop and Dance Lessons

6:30-9 p.m. at Luis Oasis Senior Center

Participate in a free East Coast Swing Dance Lesson from 6:30–7:30 PM, then join a fun dance from 8–9 PM. Refreshments and raffle prizes available.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Autumn Arts Festival

11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Civic Center

McClelland Street Corridor, 500-600 S. McClelland St.

Visit the Active Aging Committee Booths at the Autumn Arts Grapes and Grains Festival. See a Strength Training demonstration and learn how you can become part of the Active Aging movement.

ACTIVITY LOCATIONS

  • Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E. Main St., (805) 925-8713
  • Atkinson Community Center, 1000 N. Railroad Ave., (805) 925-0951, ext. 2412 Elwin Mussell Center, 525 E. Park Ave., (805) 925-0951, ext. 2207
  • Paul Nelson Aquatics Center, 600 S. McClelland St., (805) 925-0951, ext. 2252 Hagerman Sports Complex, 3300 Skyway Dr.
  • Luis Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, (805) 937-9750

OASIS honored in Santa Maria Sun’s ‘Best’ issue

sidebar-bestWe are excited to have been named runner-up winner in the “Best Nonprofit/Community Organization” category of Santa Maria Sun’s “Best” of the area contest. Thanks to all those who voted for us.

And congratulations to the first-place winner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley. They work on the other end of the age spectrum than we do, but both Boys & Girls Clubs and OASIS focus on helping some of the most vulnerable populations among us.

Thank you for your support.

Take our 2016 membership survey

Help us learn and improve our services by taking this membership survey. You have until Sept. 30, 2016 to complete the questionnaire. Thank you!

Get your tickets now for the 2nd annual OASIS BBQ!

Full of good food and good friends, our BBQ will be held on Aug. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. at Orcutt Park, Rice Ranch & Bradley Road. We’ll have tri-tip and all the fixin’s, as well as a raffle. Buy your tickets at the OASIS office by Aug. 4. Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for non-members.

The basics of Facebook

Rhonda Cardinal led a seminar at OASIS in April on using Facebook. She was kind enough to share her presentation, free for download.

2016 Spring Gala recap: A big thanks to all

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From left: Rona Barrett, Doug Dougherty, Delores Luis.

We’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to the businesses and individuals who helped make our 2016 Spring Gala the most successful to date. The next time you shop at one of these businesses or see one of the individuals listed below, please thank them for supporting the Luis Oasis Senior Center.

Ambassadors

Mr & Mrs Stuart Bartleson • Mr Jim Glines • Mr & Mrs Jerry Luis • Dottie Lyons Mr & Mrs John Ransome • Carol Reiner • Sally Sheehy

Sponsors

Mr & Mrs Stuart Bartleson • Mr & Mrs Brian Hall • Mr & Mrs Jerry Luis • Dr Dennis Shepard • Community Bank of Santa Maria • Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria Valley • Rabobank

Donors

Liz Addamo • Karolyn Addington • Andrews Galloway & Associates • Rona Barrett • Mr & Mrs Stuart Bartleson • David Baskett • George Bell • Dan Blough • RJ Castellanos • Company’s Coming • Sylvia Connors • Mr & Mrs Joe Duarte • Francisco’s Restaurant • Darrell Freeman • Mr & Mrs Burt Fugate • Gina’s Piece of Cake Mr & Mrs Brian Hall • Ashley Hall • Julie Hall • Vivek Harris • Kathy Hayes • Mr & Mrs Hardy Hearn • Mr & Mrs Chuck Hebard • Jack’s in Orcutt • Jovi’s Delights Mr & Mrs Dave Kennison • Rose Kinyon • Dorothy Knight • Mr & Mrs Michael Lemos Anna Libbon • Joyce Lippman • Mr & Mrs Jerry Luis • Dottie Lyons • Mr & Mrs Kenneth McCalip • James McGlothlin • Mr & Mrs Gary Miller • CNagy Wine • OASIS Board of Directors • Mr & Mrs John Noon • Atty Susan Nunn • Mr & Mrs Phil Park • Mr & Mrs Charles Portman • John & Karen Ransome • John Roffoni • Mr & Mrs Joe Sheaff Sally Sheehy • Franziska Shepard • Ann Sherry • Linda Smith • Spencer’s Market Bill Stoore • Mr & Mrs Alonzo Talamantes • Laurice Tamura • Penny Tremper • Mr & Mrs Ricardo Velasco • Richard Weldon • Mr & Mrs John Wickenden • Fran Woods Orcutt Trade Center Merchants

Donations in honor of

Rex Bewley • Sandy Carty • Robert Cooper • Barbara Diyorio • Vincent Furia • Fermin Graves • Joe Hagerman • Dave Hollerbach • Bennie Houston • Marlene Crownover Kasparoff • Alan Kirchhof • Suzann Leal • Joyce Lippman • Barry Luis Mr. Kaye Lyons • Ralph Ohta • Terry Sheehy

Auctioneer

Jim Glines, Chairman of the Board, Community Bank of Santa Maria

Spotters

John Glines • Tony Branquinho • Pete Melero

Our 2015 Annual Report

Our annual report for the 2014-15 fiscal year has been published. In that period, more than 800 individuals and households joined or renewed their memberships. We helped 300 people with food. And more than 100 volunteers provided nearly 8,000 hours of service.

“OASIS is one of the busiest senior centers on the Central Coast. This past year we: developed new programs, expanded partnerships, and welcomed the challenge to grow services and opportunities focused on independence and healthy aging,” write board President Rick Velasco and Executive Director Doug Dougherty.

Download the full annual report.

Save the date: annual dinner & auction is March 18

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The 2016 OASIS Spring Gala Dinner & Auction will happen Friday, March 18, at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria. More details about tickets will be coming soon. Call us if you have questions: 805-937-9750.