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Simona Valanciute Interview with Paul Rudy of KUSI

From KUSI | December 28, 2021

Dismantling Racism on Insight at a Time with Peter Bolland

From KUSI | June 29, 2020

Tutoring Program Summer Book Drives

From KUSI | June 26, 2020

From News 8 | June 26, 2020

2020 Giving Tuesday Feature

From KUSI | May 6, 2020

San Diego Oasis and Live Well San Diego

From KPBS | April 14, 2020

Marilyn Hyder Interview with Simona Valanciute

From KOGO | April 13, 2020

COVID Interview with Simona Valanciute

From KUSI | March 20, 2020

Simona Valanciute and Judi Bonilla: Safely Dating Later in Life

From KUSI | February 15, 2020

Fitness Palooza 2020

January 10 is our annual Fitness Palooza, where you can sample fitness classes being offered in the Spring Trimester.  Take a listen to these interviews with Simona Valanciute:

From NBC San Diego | January 6

From Fox News 5 San Diego | January 8

From CBS News 8 | January 15

From KUSI | January 10

Fitness Palooza - 2020

2019 Get Connected! Technology Fair for Adults 50+

Take a moment to listen in on these interviews with Simona Valanciute regarding the 2019 Technology Fair held on October 15, 2019.

From the Union Tribune | Friday, October 11, 2019

From the Union Tribune | September 28, 2019

From Patch | October 17, 2019

Tech Fair 2019 In the News

La Mesa Advise Givers

An Interview with Simona Valanciute

Maggie Clemens, Host of the La Mesa Advice Givers Podcast, a business owner herself, had an interest in meeting other smart, savvy and local business owners. Entrepreneurs and community leaders. She started to reach out to these people, started having great conversations and quickly realized that others needed to hear their stories too. These were experts in their respective fields. Passionate and intelligent. Dedicated to making impact in the lives of their clients, customers, patients and patrons. So she asked, “Why not create a podcast and interview these people? Why not build a platform meant to turn a spotlight onto these local stories?” With that, the concept for La Mesa Advice Givers was born. For more, visit: www.LaMesaAdviceGivers.com.


Literacy for All

An Interview with Simona Valanciute

Simona Valanciute, CEO & President of San Diego Oasis, speaks to wsRADIO.com listeners about the diverse services that are provided by her organization on behalf of seniors, who, in turn, have the opportunity to tutor children throughout the San Diego Region. San Diego Oasis tutors can be found in over 100 elementary schools in San Diego County.

Listen in…there are two parts:


Media coverage of San Diego Oasis

Oasis Rocks with Soul Line Dancing for Seniors

June 5, 2017 – Fox 5 News spotlighted our new Soul Line Dancing class, one of the many classes and activities for adults over 50 at the new Oasis in Grossmont Center.

See our video on YouTube.  We invite you to come join in and start movin and groovin!

Oasis moves east, giving boomers a new place to learn

By Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union Tribune

June 2, 2017 – A nonprofit group that offers the 50-plus crowd everything from art, cooking and dance classes to adventures abroad is opening this month in East County.

Formerly based in Mission Valley, San Diego Oasis will be celebrating the opening of its Lifelong Learning Center at Grossmont Center on Wednesday.

San Diego Oasis is part of the 40-city nationwide Oasis educational organization that formed in 1982 and is headquartered in St. Louis. Read the full article.


An Oasis at Grossmont Mall

By Sara Appel-Lennon, La Mesa Courier

January 27, 2017 – For 35 years, San Diego Oasis operated on Macy’s third floor in the Westfield shopping mall in Mission Valley at 1702 Camino Del Rio North.

However, because the Mission Valley Macy’s is being shuttered as part of a 68-store downsizing, Oasis Learning Center is relocating to a new home in La Mesa’s Grossmont Shopping Center at 5500 Grossmont Center.

The new location will consist of two centers — a Wellness Center and a Lifelong Learning Center. The Wellness Center, which opened on Jan. 9, is located opposite of Restoration Hardware Outlet (formerly Sports Authority) at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 228 in La Mesa. The Wellness Center hosts exercise, dance and mind-body classes there.
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Oasis Learning Center moves from Mission Valley to Grossmont Mall

By Sara Appel-Lennon, Mission Valley News – January 13, 2017

Oasis Learning Center is relocating to a new home in La Mesa’s Grossmont Shopping Center at 5500 Grossmont Center.

The new location will consist of two centers — a Wellness Center and a Lifelong Learning Center.

The Wellness Center, which opened on Jan. 9, hosts exercise, dance and mind-body classes.
Read the article.

In tutoring, he found a new calling

By Lisa Deaderick, The San Diego Union Tribune – December 25, 2016

After growing up in England and starting his career as an industrial chemist, John Dunnicliff moved on to sales and then advertising. He spent years in Paris as an agent for photographers and directors, and worked in the television commercial division for Paramount Pictures in Hollywood before finding his current calling: helping children read with San Diego Oasis three years ago.

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San Diego Oasis receives Breaking Away Award

March 18, 2016 – KUSI-TV recognized San Diego Oasis with its Breaking Away award, given to people and organizations who are making exceptional contributions to the community.


Yes, you can be fabulous after 50

By Karla Peterson, San Diego Union Tribune – August 28, 2015

San Diego Oasis enrolls seniors in the school of life. Live article online       Full article pdf