This Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., support local businesses and the OASIS Senior Center by attending the Flower Streets Artisan Marketplace. The event, held at the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar, celebrates the talent and crafts of local artisans. Ten percent of all sales for the day go directly to Friends of Oasis, a non-profit established in 1977 “to provide continuing informational, social, and organizational assistance to senior citizens through the operation of a senior citizens’ center in conjunction with the city of Newport Beach.”
Bonus: Our friend Elyssa Fournier, head pastry chef at MIXED Bakery, will be at the Artisan Marketplace and we can personally attest to the deliciousness of her confections.
It’s worth noting the City of Newport Beach recently affirmed its commitment to OASIS and an aging yet ever-vibrant senior population. In 2017, the city calculated its spend on OASIS initiatives as totaling more than $3 million. Working in conjunction with Friends of Oasis, the city this year provided 12,000 rides for seniors and 37,000 meals through Meals on Wheels. Impressively, 82,500 participants enjoyed recreational classes at OASIS year-to-date and the center’s fitness program logged more than 74,000 attendees in 2017. Most recently, the city has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide home repairs for low-income senior members of the community.
To learn more about Flower Streets Artisan Marketplace benefiting Friends of Oasis, click here.