The Secrets of Living
Communities where life expectancy is significantly higher than the global average all share some key characteristics when it comes to wellbeing. As we get better at identifying and learning more about these mysterious and extraordinary communities, one question arises: can they be replicated?
Gabriola Island, a small community on Canada's west coast, is adopting these principles to develop a community-wide approach to caregiving. Here we explore the concept of Living with Purpose, and what that looks like in a small community like Gabriola. Watch the community come together to face the obstacles that threaten their quest of becoming recognized as one of the healthiest places on the planet.
Close to the Sun Productions
Close to the Sun Productions, founded by Jules Molloy in 2013, specializes in beautiful and meaningful media for web, television and film. Jules began his career in 1999 with the animated environmental awareness PSA “Frog”, which garnered awards at several media festivals across Canada and the US. Since then he has written and directed PSA’s for several gov’t agencies, worked as a Producer's Assistant for Legacy Films at Lionsgate Studios and as a Mentor at the Gulf Islands Film and Television School, where he also scored over 100 short films between 2002 and 2004. Between 2006 and 2008 he composed the music for the films “Take My Advice; I Can’t”, “Life Renewed: The Great Night of Shiva” and Jeremy Koreski’s “Shrink”. From 2009 to 2012 Jules worked as a Creative Director in Vancouver where he created and managed digital media campaigns with high quality web and video content for clients ranging from small to well-established corporate clients and Canadian television broadcasters. Jules has worked for and in association with: CBC, OWN, APTN, TED, TELUS, Amnesty International, G.I.F.T.S., Gabriola Arts Council, R.P.S. Media, Gumboot Productions, Mix3 Productions and more.
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Special Thanks To
People for a Healthy Community is a community based, not for profit, organization serving Gabriola Island. We support individuals and families during vulnerable times in their lives while strengthening community resilience. Our programs focus on three key social determinants of health: improving food security, reducing social isolation and supporting academic success.