By asking questions, we listen, learn, and share ideas


Our Story and How it is Growing

Centre for Healthy Aging and Transitions (CHAT) began many years ago and has evolved into CHAT CANADA.  

“Be transparent. Let’s build a community that allows hard questions and honest conversations so we can stir up transformation in one another.” Germany Kent


 A lot of information and research has been done on “aging” and yet there is so much more we do not know about the journey of aging and transformation in the 2nd half of our lives.    

What we CAN do is create a gathered voice where our stories, questions, needs, concerns, wisdom, and ideas are shared.  

We believe that in this conversation we will share also in the transforming work of God’s grace continually growing in us as we age together. 

Join the Conversation and Journey

This website is a place where the journey can be nurtured:  where relationships are fostered, where learning happens, and where your voice can be shared across the miles and generations. 

We invite you to listen in and contribute to this conversation that will transform how we live in community with our brothers, sisters, friends, neighbours, and families as we age. 

About this Space

Shared Learning through Question and Connections

The vision for this space is growing.

The hope is for it to be a meeting place where:

meaningful connections can develop

mutual learning between people and generations can be cultivated

questions, thoughts, and ideas are safe to share

When we dialogue and ask questions, we learn we are not alone:

in this journey of aging

caring for our aging

finding purpose together as a community and people of God.

Ways to Engage, Ask Questions, Share, and Connect

Your connection is what keeps the conversation going.

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Events On-Line, Community Events, Seminars, and Gatherings

november 2019

23nov8:30 am3:30 pmAGING MATTERS - REFRAMING RETIREMENT AND THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEYWith Dr. Paul Pearce and Dr. Carson Pue

march 2020

01marallday31mayAGING MATTERS - GIVING BACK, NOT GIVING UP (POSTPONED)With Dr. Paul Stevens, Dr. Paul Pearce and Dr. Carson Pue


We invite you to share and submit events you know of related to the conversation on aging.

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Dr. Gemma M Jones in Vancouver

In Spring of 2018, we had a unique opportunity to bring Dr. Jones from London, England to our Vancouver community to share her wisdom, insights, and well-researched approaches in caring for persons with dementia and their families. 

Dr. Jones developed a unique program for health-care professionals, family carers, caregivers and anyone involved with the provision of compassionate care. She authored many articles and books including Alzheimer’s Cafes and Why They Work and About Dementia for Families with Children

She taught week long training sessions extensively using a multi-sensory approach in the UK, Netherlands, and Canada and is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and forums.

Her web site is:

Dr. Jones is a graduate of UBC School of Nursing.  In recognition of her outstanding contribution to Alzheimer care she was presented with the Award of Distinction by UBC School of Nursing in May 2016.    

Visit Alzheimer Café BC Chapter events and news here.



with Paul Pearce

People of faith need a framework to understand retirement. There is a common term used in our culture regarding the unprecedented growth of people over 55: the great tsunami. But tsunamis are destructive and leave devastation in their wake…

Paul Pearce
Faye Reynolds
Mary Dickau
Matthew Kitchener

The Centre for Healthy Aging Transitions  developed out of an exploration of Older Adult Resourcing in 2012.   As partners together – Beulah Garden Homes Society, Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, and CAREY, – we continue to give a home for CHAT, seed funding, staff time, dialogue, prayerful discernment, and creative initiative.  

It is our hope to provide a faith-informed approach to healthy aging and life’s transitions through seminars, denominational workshops, credit courses and this website hub for offering resources and connecting with each other.  We believe that these will lead to help and transformation for us and through us to the world around us.

Would you consider supporting this?  Let’s continue the conversation and be a resource for the generations today and those to follow.   Thank you.

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