About Christenson Communities
Christenson Communities offers its residents a choice of award winning condominium style apartment homes, in a comprehensive "Aging In Place" campus.
By offering optional meals, Alberta Health Services funded care, and other supportive services (senior specific care, home care, and memory care for dementia and Alzheimer's to name a few), married residents can age together with pride.
As you reach retirement you may choose to downsize your home later as your needs change. Christenson Communities are comfortable and friendly retirement communities with many services and amenities nearby to ensure that we can support your lifestyle needs.
Whether you require independent living, supportive living, or assisted living lifestyle options, Christenson Communities is here to provide the best quality senior care and home care services!
Health Quality Council of Alberta - Client Experience Survey Report - September 2016
Christenson Communities practices "Wellness Principles" which include exercise and social interaction to encourage active and healthy living to improve our residents' satisfaction and their overall quality of life.
Christenson Communities manages over 1,500 Retirement Living Suites in Communties located in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Red Deer, Lacombe and Rocky Mountain House. These award winning Communities include Devonshire Village, Citadel Village, Bedford Village, Glastonbury Village, plus the Central Area Communities of Royal Oak Village, Timberstone Mews and The Ravines at Park Avenue.
Many of these campuses are integrated into Christenson Development's innovative "Urban Village" concept. These sustainable communities are planned with the future in mind, and offer active adults a choice of housing styles in a centrally located village with shopping, transit, and professional services situated around public parks and linear walkways.
These lifestyle choices include bungalow villas, estate condominiums, high rise vistas, and luxury rental communities for active adults.
Many communities offer underground links, which allow all season access to active adult owners of adjoining condominium and rental projects to the spacious social amenities and to the many activities in the retirement campus, for a modest annual fee.
These secure, parkade level connections also enable Christenson Communities' contract home care staff to provide services discreetly, as needed, to the residents of these adjoining condominiums and rental apartment buildings, as they age.
The Christenson Communities Team
Lyn Krutzfeldt, CEO
Lyn Krutzfeldt is Chief Executive Officer of Christenson Communities. She brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in senior living, health care, and long-term care to guide Christenson Communities in expanding its leadership presence in the Seniors Housing Industry.
|Devin Gray, Director, Sales and Marketing|
Mr. Gray oversees the Sales & Marketing Department for Christenson Communities in the Edmonton area and Central Alberta.
Previously, Mr. Gray spent 26 years in the Broadcast Media industry, including 12 years in Sales Management at Corus Radio Edmonton. In that time, Mr. Gray managed, coached and mentored the sales team, and led them to consistent success in one of the most competitive and demanding media markets in Canada.
A passionate team builder, Mr. Gray is dedicated to a Customer First Approach and committed to delivering a positive experience to everyone who visits one of our Retirement Communities; providing them all the information they need to ensure they can make an informed decision when considering a Christenson Community as their future residence.
|Melody Brackenbury, Director of Clinical Quality and Education|
Ms. Brackenbury leads the professional development and education efforts for clinical staff at Christenson Communities. She is responsible for clinical education as well as quality assurance, nursing leadership and mentorship programs.
Prior to joining Christenson, Ms. Brackenbury was a clinical educator and auditor for Alberta Health Services specializing in educational in-services and quality assurance in assisted living communities.
Her diverse clinical background encompasses critical care, cardiac sciences, general medicine, pediatrics, and surgical nursing.
Ms. Brackenbury attended Grant MacEwan University and University of Alberta for her Nursing degree and she is currently pursuing a degree in Health & Business Administration.
Stacey Schaffer, Director of Human Resources
A seasoned CHRP, Ms. Schaffer is responsible for the development, delivery and management of effective human resources programs that align with corporate objectives.
Stephen Blackie, Community Administrator - Bedford Village
Mr. Blackie ensures our growing Bedford Village Community effectively meets the needs of over 100 Independent Living residents by focusing on resident satisfaction and personal service.
|Todd Ketteringham, Community Administrator - Our Parents' Home|
Mr. Ketteringham is the Community Administrator at one of Alberta’s premier retirement communities, Our Parents' Home, located in the heart of downtown Edmonton.
As an agent of change, focuses on cultural development, hospitality, team building, succession planning and goal alignment, Mr. Ketteringham has had tremendous success as the administrator of this community.
With over two and a half decades leading winning teams in competitive markets Mr. Ketteringham brings with him a broad range of multi-unit and general management experiences from some of North America’s strongest hospitality brands. Some of those upscale brands include Marriott, Hilton, Westin, SilverBirch, Delta, Sutton Place and more.
Glen McGrath, Community Administrator - Citadel Village
Mr. McGrath is the Community Administrator for the urban village seniors’ community of Citadel Mews East and West, located in the vibrant city of St. Albert, Alberta.
Isabelle Settle, Community Administrator - Central Zone (Lacombe, RMH, Red Deer)
Ms. Settle is the Community Administrator for Central Alberta, managng 3 communities: Royal Oak Village in Lacombe, Park Avenue at Creekside in Rocky Mountain House and Timbertsone Mews in Red Deer. She is dedicated to the continuing development and growth of 381 suites in Central Zone.