The purpose of this session is to present a study that explored how a community of older adults living in a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) with Oasis programming sought to build, and maintain, a sense of community by finding new ways of being together and engaging in collective occupation.
This session will outline how supportive service programs, like Oasis, play an important role in supporting older adults’ capacity to build strong, resilient communities that support well-being and aging in place.
Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous people. Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation. As a Centre we are committed to working towards reconciliation and decolonizing our work and have committed as a staff to educating ourselves in these areas both personally and professionally.