Stories

PLAN Supports Allies in Aging

Being connected in caring, supportive relationships is an important part of living a good life. Yet too many in our communities are socially isolated, which can have significant impacts on a person’s health and …

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20 Things You Can Do When You Know Someone’s Gift

The best way to build more connected communities is to focus on gifts – the talents, skills, interests and passions that we all have.  Sometimes people aren’t aware of the many gifts they have …

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Recognizing the worth of natural caregivers.

In their recent piece posted to Policy Options, Vickie Cammack and Donna Thomson discuss the value of natural care in terms of our emotional sustenance, practical support and individual resilience. As we think about our …

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Vancouver residents embrace ‘collective housing’ in face of real-estate woes

Written by Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press.  In a city known for soaring real estate prices and low vacancies, some people in Vancouver are finding innovative ways of blending their housing and social needs. One option …

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