The Positive Living Positive Homes research team is pleased to announce the launch of our new study website, www.plphstudy.ca.
The website will inform community members about PLPH's progress and findings. Highlights include a page on on using visual methods, which allows visitors to engage with our "mapping home" activity, and a resources page, which has educational materials on HIV, infographics, and links to many other CBR studies happening in BC and nation-wide.
The site will be updated as we continue to analyze our data, so please check back regularly to see what we've been up to!
RED Vancouver fashion fundraiser is coming up May 13. This super glam fashion event features amazing local models, designers, hair and make-up stylers, dancers and performers. Proceeds benefit Positive Living BC. ... See MoreSee Less
Much gratitude to Paws for Hope for partnering with us to provide free veterinary care to our residents' furry family members. McLaren recognizes that pets can reduce stress, isolation, and help relieve depression, and we're proud to be a pet-friendly housing provider. ... See MoreSee Less
Today we are excited to be partnering with McLaren Housing Society to provide our spring Animal Health Clinic. And thanks to Purina, all pets (like Sir Walter and Tiger here), will go home with a bag of food. #allpetsmatter
Meet Emy, an occupational therapy student from the University of British Columbia who is doing her practicum with us. Emy will be working with staff to provide programming and assistance for tenants at 649 Helmcken St. Welcome Emy! ... See MoreSee Less
Lonely no more- a place to gather gives HIV-positive residents a social boost
The Saturday afternoon gatherings of “Gay and Grey” finds a group of men meeting in the basement lounge of Helmcken House to discuss issues about being gay and aging. They talk about serious stuff, but mostly they’re there to get in some much-needed social time.
The renovated lounge has reinvigorated Helmcken House's social scene.
“One thing that is big with any place is a community social space, especially when you’re dealing with health issues and forms of isolation,” said member Fraser Doke. To be able to interact with one another improves your health and improves the quality of life you have and this space very much does that.”
They meet in the lounge, which looks like a sleek gastown apartment with exposed brick, modern couches and a long wooden dinner table fit for a feast. First Nations art adorns the walls and the kitchen is outfitted with new appliances and white cabinetry
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