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Volunteers Planting Connections at GEF Communities

Photos from left to right: Amre Supply at Buchanan Manor Apartments, Virginia Park School students at Virginia Park Lodge and Apartments, cadet volunteer at Pleasantview Place Lodge and Apartments. Planting Days 2024 saw our biggest turnout yet, and along with some generous donations, will be remembered for the heartwarming...

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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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How You Can Help

Going forward we will continue to accept donations of NEW YARN ONLY from the community at our various collection points in Edmonton:  West Central: Central Services, 14220 – 109 Ave  Southside: Ottewell Place Lodge, 6207 – 92 Ave  Northside: Rosslyn Place Lodge, 10915 – 134 Ave  If you have...

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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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