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How Do Four Agencies Share A Pot of Gold?

Two or more people pool their efforts to get something. They get it. Then they realize that they don’t agree on how to share it. Does this situation sound familiar? The more people involved, the more complicated the sharing becomes. So complicated, in fact, that many agencies miss out on funding opportunities because they just […]

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The Paradox of Our Times

We certainly live in times of transition, change and paradox. On the one hand, we face incredible local and global challenges (war, climate change, affordable housing, hunger, disease, etc.) On the other hand, innovation and creativity are enabling us to accomplish things our ancestors would never have dreamed possible. How can we harness our capacity […]

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Tips on Personal Power For Seniors

During Finding Home™ dialogues on Elder financial abuse in the North Shore, participants explored one of the important prevention strategies is for seniors to learn about personal power. As a result, dialogue participants Glenys McMillan and Bette Rumble decided to develop a seminar and write a flyer entitled “Personal Power for Elders and Seniors”. Read about […]

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Afghan Puppet Show on Elder Financial Abuse

During the Finding Home™ Afghan seniors dialogues, hosted by Immigrant Services Society of BC, participants explored the changing role of elders in their community, shared experiences respect versus disrespect, and generated solutions for addressing these challenges. Following the Finding Home™ Afghan seniors dialogues on Elder Financial Abuse, the dialogue participants worked with puppet theatre artist […]

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Sisters and Daughters Day – A New Punjabi Ceremony to Celebrate Girls!

During Finding Home™ South Asian Punjabi seniors’ dialogues at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, participants explored the root cause of Elder financial abuse in their communities. They all agreed one of the root causes was raising boys to be selfish. As they explored the different ways girls and boys are treated and taught in their community, […]

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Tips For Shy Seniors

Greater Victoria dialogue participant, Lynne Trace, was moved by a Finding Home™ dialogue session about the costs of not belonging and the overwhelming number of seniors who feel lonely. She, with input from other dialogue participants, wanted to move her new awareness into action, through reaching out to lonely or isolated seniors and assisting them […]

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Seniors Spark Conversations Throughout Greater Victoria

In July, a dedicated group of seniors from Vancouver Island gathered for a Finding Home™ seniors’ dialogue series hosted by Eldercare Foundation, Vancouver Island Health Authority and Saanich Parks and Recreation. Dialogue participants explored the meaning of home, making connection with others and life transitions. They decided to turn their new awareness into action and […]

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From Victims To Champions – A New North Shore Seniors Speakers Bureau

Our first Finding Home™ seniors dialogue series on Elder Financial Abuse was with a multicultural seniors group. The dialogues were hosted by North Shore Neighbourhood House and John Braithwaite Community Centre. During the dialogues participants explored the meaning of home, ways family members can take advantage of seniors, and strategies to prevent elder financial abuse. […]

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Iranian River Party

During Finding Home™ Iranian Seniors Dialogues at John Braithwaite Community Centre and the North Shore Neighbourhood House, dialogue participants shared stories about the meaning of home, how to live well together, and tips for newcomer Iranians on how to create home in Canada. Throughout the dialogues, participants expressed the importance rivers play in creating home […]

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