About Us



Christenson Communities is redefining what it means to 'Age in Place'. Our award winning Communities are a great fit to meet the lifestyle needs of today's Active Adults or for those who desire Retirement Living.


Christenson Communities offers a lifestyle that is worry-free, comfortable, fun, active and social. Christenson staff are friendly, caring professionals. Our first priorities are your quality of life and helping you feel healthy and happy. We help you achieve this by focusing on four areas - individual choice, active aging, living well and lifelong learning,



Whether you require independent livingsupportive living, or assisted living lifestyle options, Christenson Communities is here to provide the best quality senior care and home care services. 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 has over 1,500 Retirement Living Suites located in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Red Deer, Lacombe and Rocky Mountain House. Many of these Communities are integrated into Christenson'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.

 

The Christenson Communities Team


Stephen Blackie, Executive Director - Bedford Village

Mr. Blackie ensures our Bedford Village Community in Sherwood Park effectively meets the needs of a mix of 200 Independent and Private Assisted Living residents by focusing on resident satisfaction and personal service

With an extensive history in the hospitality industry, Mr. Blackie utilizes his previous experience with multi-unit management, team leadership, training and program development to exceed resident expectations.

Demonstrating a commitment to individualized attention while seeking continuous improvement in operations Mr. Blackie strives to nurture an environment that advances residents overall quality of life.


Glen McGrath, Executive Director - Citadel Village

Mr. McGrath is the Executive Director for the urban village seniors’ community of Citadel Mews East and West, located in the vibrant city of St. Albert, Alberta.

Mr. McGrath has a passion for understanding evolving customer needs and developing effective teams who take pride in their commitment toward exceeding expectations and making a difference in the lives of seniors.  Whether it is assisting and educating future residents or putting family members at ease as they navigate the transitions of seniors living and support options, he builds relationships based on honesty, transparency, communication and trust. Resident centric and relentless in the pursuit of excellence through constant improvement.
 
Decades of director level luxury hotel and resort operations experience, both locally and abroad, combined with progressive seniors living director roles including not for profit seniors apartments, supportive lodge living, assisted living and clinical care are backed with current and on-going education and certification.  Mr. McGrath’s career path is well-balanced and perfectly matched to the upscale seniors living and support role and fundamental to his consistent success.


Cheryl Ann Grigg, Executive Director - Devonshire Village and Glastonbury Mews

Ms. Grigg is a multi-site Executive Director to our flagship community Devonshire Village in Southwest Edmonton, as well as Glastonbury Mews located in the Hamptons.

Armed with 9 years of home care experience and over a decade of varied hospitality experience, Ms. Grigg has found the perfect ‘marriage’ in upscale seniors living.  Passionate about seniors from childhood, she brings compassion, advocacy and experiential-based service to residents. 
 
Tremendously team-focused, she exhibits a hands-on approach to ensure the support, success and engagement of team members resulting in a true community atmosphere for all that visit or call Devonshire Village or Glastonbury Mews home.

  

 

 

About Us



Christenson Communities is redefining what it means to 'Age in Place'. Our award winning Communities are a great fit to meet the lifestyle needs of today's Active Adults or for those who desire Retirement Living.


Christenson Communities offers a lifestyle that is worry-free, comfortable, fun, active and social. Christenson staff are friendly, caring professionals. Our first priorities are your quality of life and helping you feel healthy and happy. We help you achieve this by focusing on four areas - individual choice, active aging, living well and lifelong learning,



Whether you require independent livingsupportive living, or assisted living lifestyle options, Christenson Communities is here to provide the best quality senior care and home care services. 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 has over 1,500 Retirement Living Suites located in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Red Deer, Lacombe and Rocky Mountain House. Many of these Communities are integrated into Christenson'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.

 

The Christenson Communities Team


Stephen Blackie, Executive Director - Bedford Village

Mr. Blackie ensures our Bedford Village Community in Sherwood Park effectively meets the needs of a mix of 200 Independent and Private Assisted Living residents by focusing on resident satisfaction and personal service

With an extensive history in the hospitality industry, Mr. Blackie utilizes his previous experience with multi-unit management, team leadership, training and program development to exceed resident expectations.

Demonstrating a commitment to individualized attention while seeking continuous improvement in operations Mr. Blackie strives to nurture an environment that advances residents overall quality of life.


Glen McGrath, Executive Director - Citadel Village

Mr. McGrath is the Executive Director for the urban village seniors’ community of Citadel Mews East and West, located in the vibrant city of St. Albert, Alberta.

Mr. McGrath has a passion for understanding evolving customer needs and developing effective teams who take pride in their commitment toward exceeding expectations and making a difference in the lives of seniors.  Whether it is assisting and educating future residents or putting family members at ease as they navigate the transitions of seniors living and support options, he builds relationships based on honesty, transparency, communication and trust. Resident centric and relentless in the pursuit of excellence through constant improvement.
 
Decades of director level luxury hotel and resort operations experience, both locally and abroad, combined with progressive seniors living director roles including not for profit seniors apartments, supportive lodge living, assisted living and clinical care are backed with current and on-going education and certification.  Mr. McGrath’s career path is well-balanced and perfectly matched to the upscale seniors living and support role and fundamental to his consistent success.


Cheryl Ann Grigg, Executive Director - Devonshire Village and Glastonbury Mews

Ms. Grigg is a multi-site Executive Director to our flagship community Devonshire Village in Southwest Edmonton, as well as Glastonbury Mews located in the Hamptons.

Armed with 9 years of home care experience and over a decade of varied hospitality experience, Ms. Grigg has found the perfect ‘marriage’ in upscale seniors living.  Passionate about seniors from childhood, she brings compassion, advocacy and experiential-based service to residents. 
 
Tremendously team-focused, she exhibits a hands-on approach to ensure the support, success and engagement of team members resulting in a true community atmosphere for all that visit or call Devonshire Village or Glastonbury Mews home.