Company News

Changing Places in the news

CBC Vancouver News: Aging Opportunity

Enterprise: Opting out - Rethinking our relationship with cars

Articles of interest 

Getting older, getting happier

Boomers: Big-Impact health activities you can do in 15 minutes or less

Why accepting caregiving help is essential

Family dynamics and caregiving

Defining retirement...and the changing nature of work

Metro Vancouver nursing home ratings

Helping parents with the prospect of downsizing

Why travel is good for you

Financing your retirement

Exercise, diet, precautions are key in preventing seniors from falling

Reducing caregivers' feelings of guilt

Ask an expert: I am concerned about my Dad's driving. What can I do to help?

Taking time to grieve

Moving to Victoria?

Changing Places can help. Visit the website of our sister company in Victoria here or contact owner Jane Dewing at (250) 721-4490 or



Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.



 A Certified Professional Consultant on Aging has completed a rigorous course of instruction and an examination demonstrating that they understand the processes of aging and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service possible to their boomer and senior clients.



Our Team

Changing Places owners are all Certified Professional Consultants on Aging (CPCAs)  Each of us has experience working with the elderly, and we approach even the smallest of their concerns with sensitivity and attention.

John Verster

Vancouver managing director John Verster understands both the logistics and the emotions behind moving. John has been working with Changing Places since 2006 and managing the company’s Lower Mainland operations since 2009. John takes great pleasure in seeing clients happily settled into their new homes.

Prior to this, he worked in the conference and exhibition industry in South Africa for 12 years, overseeing projects on short deadlines and tight budgets.

John is a visual artist with a creative flair. One of his strengths is the ability to conceptualize, arrange and create pleasant, safe and functional living spaces.


To read more about John's credentials, click here.


The Changing Places Vancouver team


Moving to Victoria? Changing Places can Help!

Jane Dewing


 Principle Owner Jane Dewing’s success as a moving consultant incorporates organizational skills gained in over twenty-five years of work as a nurse, and as an Executive Director of  the Cool-Aid Society, a large social service agency in Victoria BC. Through this experience, Jane understands the importance of creating a sense of home and community to ensure a person’s health and well-being.

Jane loves to help seniors adjust easily to their new homes. Her ability to help with the smallest detail reflects her sensitivity and concern for people.

"I really feel that my combination of nursing, non-profit leadership, and community service contributes greatly to my gentle approach.  I care deeply about my clients' health and state of mind."

Contact Jane by phone at 250.721.4490, by email at, or through the Changing Places Victoria website at



Copyright 2009 © Changing Places • Canadian Website Design by