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The Grand Opening of Sakaw Terrace

On February 27, 2019, Sakaw Terrace (5815 Millwoods Road South, Edmonton) held its Grand Opening. Over 160 residents, tenants, guests and staff joined us to celebrate this very momentous occasion. “The official opening of Sakaw Terrace is a very proud time for GEF Seniors Housing as it allows seniors...

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Meet GEF’s Board Chair, Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch was just eight years old when she “repurposed” some money she had taken from a UNICEF donation box. When her parents found out what she had done, they determined the consequence to her actions would be to volunteer at a local charity.  Her parents arranged for her...

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Doreen’s Tuck Shop

In 2000, Doreen Chapman had retired from her sales position at Sears, after 40 years of dedicated service.  She soon realized being home all the time and not talking to anyone, was not what she was looking for. She knew about GEF Seniors Housing through her sons, who had...

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Marlene’s Story

When Marlene started working for GEF Seniors Housing at Kiwanis Place, the starting wage was $3.50 an hour.  That was on November 1, 1977.  Over 40 years later, Marlene still worked at Kiwanis Place and was an integral part of the team there. Marlene was a soft spoken woman...

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Manak Dhillon’s Journey with GEF Seniors Housing

My career with GEF Seniors Housing began in November 2003 as a sous chef at one of the lodges. At the time I had no idea about GEF Seniors Housing, its vision, mission and values. I just needed a steady job and some work life balance. You see as...

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Recreation at GEF Seniors Housing

When Alanna Cyre started with GEF Seniors Housing as a Dining Room Attendant turned Supervisor five and a half years ago, she would have never guessed she would switch to a Recreation Coordinator at McQueen Place. Over a year into the position, she loves every minute of and is...

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