The simple act of caring.
Community Living for Seniors
GEF Seniors Housing is the largest provider of subsidized seniors’ housing in Alberta, and a registered charity. Our vision is to positively influence seniors’ quality of life in everything we do and our mission is to be leaders in friendly, affordable and secure housing and services for seniors.
We offer a wide selection of seniors’ self-contained apartments and lodge accommodations throughout Edmonton, to give you more choices of where you’d like to live. Our buildings are well-maintained and managed, and we are working hard every day to ensure your building is a place you can be proud to call home. On behalf of our more than 500 employees and close to 4,000 tenants and residents, we extend to you a warm welcome!
92 % of GEF Seniors are between 71 and 100 years of age
14 % of Albertans are seniors
40 pets were welcomed into GEF communities in 2020
GEF Housing Options Available
Responsible for cooking your own meals and housekeeping
All of our buildings are well-maintained, safe and affordable. We have a variety of bachelor and one-bedroom suites to choose from. Some of our buildings also have a limited number of two-bedroom units for couples.
Subsidized: Rent 30% of gross monthly income, income criteria required
Affordable: Rosslyn Terrace and Ottewell Terrace – income criteria required; Sakaw Terrace – income criteria may be required
Housekeeping and meals are provided
When you choose to live in a GEF lodge, you choose to be with a community of friends. Lodge services include three meals per day plus snacks, weekly housekeeping and linen service, a daily selection of activities to choose from and a variety of on-site amenities. There is an additional fee for laundry facilities, cable TV and parking. Non-medical staff are available 24 hours a day.
Subsidized: Rent 30% of gross monthly income plus support services fee, income criteria required
Affordable: Sakaw Terrace – income criteria not required
GEF Community Finder
Finding your new home can feel challenging, but we are here to help! Our Community Finder will narrow down your search, so you can find your new home more easily. If you are looking for an area of the city, a certain amenity, or even want to know what your rent would roughly look like, we’ve got you covered, with just a few clicks. Get started today!
Here you can view all of GEF Seniors Housing's featured communities!Learn More
The Great Knitting Giveaway
Every year, more than one hundred seniors from GEF Seniors Housing spend countless hours knitting thousands of items for local charities for The Great Knitting Giveaway. Yarn donations are gratefully accepted year-round at two convenient locations in the city so the seniors can continue knitting and help share the warm with organizations who need it the most.
Northside: GEF Central Services, 14220 - 109 Avenue (weekdays, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm).
Southside: Ottewell Place Lodge, 6207 - 92 Avenue