O.A.S.I.S. stands for Organization for Active Seniors In Society.
As the former 55+ Senior Center, O.A.S.I.S. has been transformed into an older adult community center offering a wife variety of programs and activities. The friendly atmosphere and recent updates to the facility have proven to be of interest to older adults whom arrive from various neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee.
Members enjoy the free use of the senior-friendly fitness center which offers over 15 weight resistant machines, 2 treadmills, and 4 exercise bicycles. The fitness center is staffed by students from UW-Milwaukee who regularly assist members with the machines and setting up fitness programs for those who request this service.
The computer lab offers 10 stations for members to send e-mails, explore the internet, or play games. A variety of computer classes are also offered for a nominal fee.
The Senior Meal Program provides a daily hot lunch and other activities. Lunches are fully balanced meals, including entrée, sides, dessert and beverage. Low-fat and chocolate milk and low-carb desserts are available. Volunteers help serve meals and also reach out to other older adults. Program staff provide information, outreach and referral information about other community services.
Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 am; Doors open at 9:30 am; Call for reservations between 9:30 am - Noon; or register on-site one day in advance of attendance.
All participants must register (9:30am-11:15am) and receive a diners card. Once registered, participants may use their diners card to make a reservation at any Milwaukee County Senior Meal Dining Center. Reserve your meal at least one day in advance by phone or at the senior dining site before Noon.
A suggested contribution of $2.50 per meal helps the Senior Meal Program with the cost of the meal.
You can access menus by the month and locate meal sites at the Milwaukee County Department on Agings web site: www.county.milwaukee.gov/aging
NOTE: This is also a Stock Box Site.
In an effort to connect older adults with their community the OASIS houses the office of Alderman Robert Donovan, is a Milwaukee County Sheriff Substation, and a voting site.
Also, the center offers the Senior Volunteers In The Public Schools Program (S.V.I.PS.), sponsor of Seniorfest, and Ask A Lawyer consultations. Please call to get contact number for attorney since the attorney no longer comes to the center.
A yearly member is required to participate in most of the OASIS activities. Membership costs are $10 for City of Milwaukee Residents and $20 for Nonresidents. Membership is from September 1 - August 30. Individuals must be at least 50 years of age to join.