What is OASIS?

Founded in 1984, OASIS is an acronym for Orcutt Area Seniors In Service.

OASIS is a local volunteer-driven, membership oriented organization founded by local seniors to serve other seniors in Northern Santa Barbara County. OASIS has become a refuge and a relief, indeed, a sweet blessing for thousands of local seniors throughout our community who consider OASIS their home away from home.

35 years after our founding, the community-based work of OASIS remains the same: serve seniors and improve conditions in our society for our local senior population to continue growing and thriving.

Fellowship, service, volunteerism, personal growth and development, along with generous membership discounts is what allows OASIS to stand out as a vital resource for our senior population in Northern Santa Barbara County.

Membership in OASIS continues to grow each and every year. We now serve over 5,000 local individuals and families on an ongoing basis. We are proud of the important work we do and the tremendous progress we are making in improving the quality of life of our area’s senior population.

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Our mission

OASIS provides program opportunities for the Northern Santa Barbara County community, with an emphasis on serving our local senior population.

Our work

  • Our team works to educate and encourage a change in attitude in our community regarding the status of our local senior population. And we work especially hard to prevent the conditions that may lead to our seniors becoming inactive, lonely, neglected or abused.
  • Our work also enhances the delivery, coordination and development of local services for seniors and their families while working to provide ongoing community support for seniors and senior services.

Our structure & funding

OASIS is an independent nonprofit organization. We are funded through private donations, fundraising events, and community grants. We rely on volunteers to help drive many of our daily, weekly, monthly and annual activities.