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Outpouring of Generosity Creates Ripples of Happiness

Despite the extreme cold temperatures outdoors, we find ourselves still glowing from the outpouring of generosity that wrapped our seniors in a warm embrace last month. It’s incredible how a community coming together for one day can create ripples of happiness to carry us into the new year on...

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Relationship’s Key When Working in Seniors’ Homes

When Stanley Construction first met with tenants of Knox-Met Manor to describe their plan to replace the windows of the seven-story building – with the seniors still living in their units – tenants thought it would be impossible. How could they live in a construction zone for six months,...

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The Great Knitting Giveaway – Reinvented! 

For 15 years, the Great Knitting Giveaway has connected GEF seniors and local charities through a common desire to help Edmontonians in need. Over 100 talented knitters have given countless hours to create thousands of scarves, toques, blankets, and mitts for charities such as Hope Mission, The Mennonite Centre for Newcomers,...

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Volunteers Make Planting Days a Huge Success!

Beautiful outdoor spaces for a better quality of life. It is well known that access to gardens, plant life, and nature can support the mental health and physical well-being of all individuals. Well-maintained grounds also serve as spaces for people to mingle and gather, which can lead to a...

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Pepper is Porta Place’s newest pet!

Elaine Ginter was over the moon when she was finally reunited with her dog, Pepper. Pepper, a Bichon cross, was with Elaine for five years before they were separated. After living without Pepper for over a year at Porta Place, Elaine couldn’t be happier that GEF implemented a pet...

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