eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | January 23, 2015

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

Passion and Commitment Shine Through in Ceremonies to Mark Next Part of Calgary's Poverty Reduction Journey
Aboriginal ceremony highlights meaningfulness of this work to aboriginal community, importance of drawing on aboriginal wisdom to create solutions

If commitment and passion are integral elements to successfully actualizing a vision, then the crusade to exponentially shrink poverty in Calgary looks most promising.

That commitment and passion shone through in a big way last week as two ceremonies took place to mark the move of the Enough for All poverty reduction strategy from the city to a community agency, the non-profit, Vibrant Communities Calgary.  Read more...

'It Takes a Village to Die Well'
Death midwife seeks to reclaim death as relational, 'soul' experience

Death midwife and ceremonialist Sarah Kerr has been receiving so many calls from people captivated by her work that she's launching a holistic death network for Calgary and area.

Though some are hesitant to admit it, people are feeling drawn to use their gifts to help create a more meaningful experience for a dying person and his/her loved ones and community.  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 Co Housing and Aging in Community Study Groups

January 31, 1:00 - 4:00 at Prairie Sky, 100 402 30 Ave NE Calgary AB
  • Introduction to Co Housing
  • 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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