Expansion of Oasis to other Kingston buildings began in August 2018, led by the Queen's University Oasis Team. The goal of this expansion project is to add three additional Oasis sites to the city of Kingston.
Read below to learn more about the new Oasis sites!
Kingston Oasis 2
The story of Kingston Oasis 2 is serendipitous; the building was identified by the Kingston research team as meeting the criteria of an Oasis building in Kingston's West End...meanwhile, residents of there had already begun forming their own Oasis! Now our Community Developers are helping residents structure daily programming that meets the needs of older adults and those who are eligible for assistance from the program.
Kingston Oasis 3
Kingston Oasis 3 exists in a cluster of four buildings near the neighborhood of Kingscourt. A core group of engaged residents have been working to enhance the sense of community within the building. Oasis has been embraced by this group as a way to involve older adults in this building in different activities, taking place in either their common room or the new Oasis Lounge, donated by the landlord Homestead Land Holdings Limited.
Oasis Kingston 4
Oasis Kingston 4 is owned and operated by a local housing corporation. After connecting with the research team in early January 2019, an engaged group of residents quickly established a regular coffee morning, with the support of two Queen's Occupational Therapy students. Regular meetings are well attended by many to brainstorm and organize activities as the program begins to take shape.