About San Antonio OASIS

OASIS is a national, non-profit education and service organization for people age 50 and over. We help people discover more in life - through education, health promotion and community engagement. Our mission is to promote successful aging through a three-fold approach: lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement.

22nd Annual San Fernando Health & Safety Fair

Free this Saturday, Oct. 6?

San Fernando Cathedral will be hosting their 22nd Annual Health & Safety Fair from 8am to 1pm on the Cathedral grounds (115 Main Plaza).

There will be free screenings for everything from blood pressure and body mass index to cholesterol and diabetes. Health information regarding podiatry, dermatology, vision and more will be available. Doctors will also be available for consultations. This event in open to the public.

For additional information please contact San Fernando Cathedral (210) 227-1297 or visit www.sfhsf.org.

What can I do about caregiver stress?

The WellMed Charitable Foundation, as a member of the Bexar County Family Caregiver Support Coalition, is sponsoring a free training session for non-professional family caregivers on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

Come learn about services, programs, and resources available to family caregivers including: the Caregiver TeleConnection, Caregiver SOS Community Resource Centers, Signals Monthly Newsletter, the Caregiver SOS website, and others. Share your experiences, learn from other caregivers and discover what you can do about caregiver stress.

Guest speaker: Barbara Lopez, M.D., board certified family practitioner at Great Nortwhest WellMed Clinic
Location: Alicia Treviño Lopez Senior One-Stop Center, 8353 Culebra
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Light refreshments will be served.

To register, call (210) 493-2332 or email bexarfamilycaregivercoalition@satx.rr.com by 4pm on September 24, 2012.

Cancer, Greek Philosophy, Vital Records, and Peggy Lee

The summer semester isn’t over yet! We’d like to invite you to explore some of the exciting educational opportunities we’ll be offering over the next few weeks.

Please be aware that all but one of these classes will be held at our main center, OASIS at Morningside, unless otherwise noted.

Class #41: Congenital Heart Defects
Wednesday, August 8 – 11:30-1:00 – Fee: Free
A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of major birth defect. These defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and the arteries and veins near the heart. Congenital heart defects can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart.

Class #47: Cancer – The External Forces
Tuesday, August 14 – 10:00-11:30 – Fee: $3
Many people wonder if the environment they live in “causes cancer.” To answer these questions, it is first necessary to understand what cancer is, how it develops and what factors contribute to cancer. Current research can tell us a lot about our environment and cancer including foods, chemicals, infectious agents, lifestyle (obesity) and other toxins. Come find out more on this important topic.

Class #58: Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Years
Thursdays, August 2 – 16 – 10:30-12:00 – Fee: $18
Although Frank Sinatra first arrived at Capitol to the groans of record producers, it would be here that he hit his stride as a storyteller and mood-setter. Since the Columbia Years, Sinatra’s expressive range had widened and there was more emotion in his vocal expression. It was at Capitol that his legendary partnership with arranger Nelson Riddle began, giving way to the swinging poetic style that epitomized the new Sinatra sound. Music journalist/historian Robert Rodriguez, aka crooner Bobby Aragon, will guide you through the best of the Capitol years. Rodriguez will utilize recordings, video clips and live performance to showcase the music and the stories behind the songs.

Class #74: Letter to Your 16-Year-Old SelfCANCELLED
Mondays, July 30 – August 13 – 9:00-10:00 – Fee: $18
Wouldn’t you like to write a letter to yourself when you were just 16 years old? You will share the wisdom of a lifetime with yourself as a teenager, with the advantage of having lived your life. You can pass on your personal philosophy and valuable advice about the good choices you have made, and maybe, the choices you wish had been different. Finally, many people will want to make copies for each of their grandchildren. In this day and time, today’s children need all the good advice they can get from people who love them. Join us for this journey.

Class #75: The Impact of Greek Philosophy on the Writing of the New Testament
Wednesdays, August 1 – August 15 – 10:30-12:00 – Fee: $18
Why was Jesus described in the second century as “that crucified philosopher? “Why did the Romans popularly remember Paul having had a letter exchange on the subject of philosophy? Did ancient philosophy help shape the New Testament, and, if so, which philosophies were involved, and can any of them be traced back to Jesus’ original teachings? Discussion is encouraged, and conclusions are left to each student.

Class #76: Vital Records
Thursday, August 9 – 10:00-11:30 – Fee: $3
Vital records are generally defined as birth, marriage, divorce, and death records. We will first learn how to locate these records, then how to read and interpret them. When unable to locate these official records, we will look at alternative sources, i.e. church records, cemetery readings, deeds, probate records, newspapers, and more.

Class #82: Ancient World Discoveries
Tuesday, August 14 – 10:00-12:00 – Fee: $6 (Location: OASIS at Warm Springs)
The reality of the fact is that the ancient world, prior even to recorded history, was once more advanced, scientifically, technically, and spiritually, than the global civilization of the resent world age. Many facts have been willfully kept from the masses for millennia. This class will examine many ancients stories of underground worlds and creation stories from throughout the entire world.

Class #107: Now I’m Widowed, Where Do I Go from Here?
Fridays, August 3 – August 10 – 10:00-11:30 – Fee: Free
Did your spouse recently pass away? Are you not sure what to do, where to go, how to survive without them? Are your well-meaning friends and relatives upsetting you? Come to OASIS and we’ll talk through these and many other issues facing you.

Class #145: Peggy Lee: 60 Years of Recorded Music
Tuesday, July 24 – 10:30-12:00 – Fee: Free (Location: Copeland Activity Center)
Peggy Lee started her career as a recording artist as a vocalist for Benny Goodman on the Columbia Record label. From Columbia it was off to Capitol Records with husband/guitarist Dave Barbour. The Capitol years lasted from 1944 to 1972 with the exception of a four-year hitch with Decca Records in the 50s. Music journalist/historian Robert Rodriguez, aka crooner Bobby Aragon, will guide you through the music, much of which was written by Lee and husband Dave Barbour. Bobby will showcase Miss Peggy Lee using photos, recordings, video and live performance.

Class #148: Doodling
Tuesday, August 14 – 10:30-12:00 – Fee: Free (Location: Copeland Activity Center)
Good news for all you doodlers, research shows that doodling helps boost concentration and memory skills. This is not a “cartooning” class but a class in industrial strength doodling. Participants will learn basic patterns and strokes, and will learn how to combine them.