eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | January 30, 2015

Here are some of the stories we've been telling this week:

New Scoop Invites Feedback
What would it take for you to become an active member?

As New Scoop was launching last fall, a steering committee member shared a bold dream that this idea of a member-owned news co-operative delivering local, life-giving news would someday spring up in cities across North America.

Mark Durieux imagined this social innovation helping to build Calgary's social economy. And if here, why not elsewhere? Read more...

Life as a Cohouser: Prairie Sky Resident John Michell Shares His Story
'That sense of mutual support, that's what's important to me'

Every once in a while John ("Mich") Michell and his wife, Duff Bond, think about what their lives might have been like if they hadn't joined Prairie Sky Cohousing.

"We probably would have sold our house," Mich reflects in a telephone interview with New Scoop. "We probably would be living in a condo somewhere. We might or might not know our neighbours. Our lives would be very much circumscribed."

But the Calgary couple were intrigued by a different possibility when they learned of a cohousing initiative in 2001.  Read more...

In Other News

University of Calgary hosts panel on addressing poverty

New Scoop has been a champion of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative.  We are thrilled to see the energy and learning from that project being shared in the context of faith.  The University of Calgary's  Chair of Christian Thought is hosting a panel on addressing poverty in Calgary as part of the Iwaasa lectures on Urban Theology.  Read more...

Aging in Community: Moving forward

If you would like to take next steps (and there is always only the next step) in exploring aging in community, please consider the following opportunity:

Introduction to CoHousing and Aging in Community Study Groups

January 31, 1:00 - 4:00 at Prairie Sky, 100 402 30 Ave NE Calgary AB
  • Introduction to Cohousing
  • Tour of Prairie Sky and Panel Discussion with founding members 
  • Introduction to Aging In Community Study Groups.  Times and Dates to be determined.
Please register on Event Brite 

Also, check out this great website on seniors cohousing.

We also recommend this article, Can Boomers Make Cohousing Go Mainstream?

For more information contact Sarah Arthurs, sarah.arthurs@prairiesky.ab.ca
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