eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | November 20, 2014

Community development that's long-term, informal, unpredictable and alive

"I'm incredibly energized by the power of simple things," Evangeline Hammond says.

"By little things having the power to change people's lives, and bring beauty to neighbourhoods. Soccer programs. Potlucks. Just sharing food."

She's not talking hypothetically. She's talking about a messy, hands-on, practical form of community development she and her roommates - Kendra McLaughlin, Celine Chuang, Jenna Wood and Carlin Wilters - live every day, as the creators and residents of a community house called Casapluma.

New Scoop YYC to Host Social Conference on Aging in Community

On November 27 at Noon MT/11:00 am PT, New Scoop YYC will be hosting a social conferencing event at Imagine going to a lunch and learn in the cafeteria or local coffee shop; social conferencing through phone or online allows you to listen to speakers, participate in small and large group discussion without ever leaving your desk, kitchen table, couch or car!  The theme of our conversations will be Aging in Community . . . what is working, what do we want more of and how are we going to do it.

You will have an opportunity to talk with others who are passionate about Aging in Community and shape upcoming stories to appear at NewScoopyyc.coop.

Follow this link to register for free!

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