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Arleigh Yewchan loved life and learning. She found a passion for exercise early in life and carried it with her to the end – still involved in yoga classes and folk dancing at age 92.
"Oasis taught me that remaining physically and mentally active are interrelated and that directly giving back to others can be very rewarding. For me, these are the keys to successful aging."
Pitt Warner grew up in Canada and was no stranger to hard work - as a drummer, in the family needlework art business, teaching elementary school and an accomplished photographer.
Glenn grew up in a time when a guy’s pride stemmed from such things as the ability to look under the hood of a ’57 Bel Air and figure out why it was running rough. He says now we are living lives without ever looking under the hood.
“We all need to leave our world better than we found it and I can’t think of a better way to give back,” Sandra says. Sandra feels that seniors are the most neglected population. A generous current and legacy donor, Sandra has named San Diego Oasis in her will and in a charitable remainder trust.
Emily has taken almost 500 Oasis classes, especially poetry and prose workshops, history, political science, mythology and religion. She is writing a memoir of family stories titled One Woman’s Journey.
Author Colette Michelle and retired Naval Officer Jack Hessler consider lifelong learning and volunteering important to making their post-retirement years meaningful.
Kathryn knows that seniors want to remain active and fully engaged in life and they have unlimited curiosity about technology and other new developments in our ever-changing world.
Bonnie and Krishna Arora are in their 70s and more in love than ever before. They have been building their lives and legacy together for decades.
"I am gratified by knowing that my students were developing a solid grounding in exercise fundamentals that will serve them the rest of their lives, in a safe, welcoming environment."
“Never stop learning, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and exploring the world," says Heather Chisholm-Chait. "Aging is inevitable, but your mind and curiosity are just fine.”
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