Towards the end of 2016, GEF Seniors Housing was once again named one of the Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada (BSME) by Aon Hewitt and Canadian Business magazine. This is the eighth out of nine years that GEF Seniors Housing has been given this designation, but this time around feels especially important. GEF … Continue reading GEF Seniors Housing Celebrates BSME
If you ask Doug Kitlar what he’s most excited about with the Sakaw Terrace project, he’ll have a lot of answers. With Sakaw Terrace being GEF Seniors Housing’s most ambitious building, there was a lot of risk and innovation put into the plans. But one innovation in particular comes up more often than most and … Continue reading What is a CHP?
This story was originally printed in the Edmonton Journal's Today's Senior section in partnerhsip with Post Media and the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council on October 31, 2016, and in the winter 2016 edition of the Community Connections newsletter. A special big thank you to Loreen Wales from Revive Wellness and Imran Sumra from Our Parent's Home for their … Continue reading Focusing on the Importance of Food for Healthy Aging
This is a story that has been included on the Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initative blog, the November - December issue of Alberta Caregiver magazine, and in the fall 2016 edition of the Community Connections newsletter. Kim Ruzycki remembers her first visit to Ottewell Manor. She recalls touring the building, walking through the dining room and seeing all … Continue reading Finding a Home at Ottewell Manor
This story was originally written and published for the 2016 Sage Awards and for GEF Seniors Housing's 2015 Annual Report. In June 2015, the City of Edmonton decided to remove the bus stop that was located directly in front of Gateway Manor, where both Mary McVeeters and Shirley Baynes live. The City cited a lack … Continue reading Gateway Manor Fights for Bus Stop