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Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Image Credit: Habitat for Humanity

In July 2017, thousands of volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Canada to build 150 homes in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter volunteered alongside future homeowners in Edmonton, Alberta, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, with additional projects taking place in communities across the country. Our communications strategy kicked off on October 2, 2016, World Habitat Day, when we announced the project.

In April 2017, on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, PSB surveyed 1,000 people in the United States and Canada, examining the perceptions, challenges to and benefits of affordable housing in both countries. The survey resulted in our first-ever Affordable Housing Survey, which underscored the urgent need for solutions to the affordable housing crisis.

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Find Your Home at Eton Park Estates

Eton Park

Image Credit: Christenson Group of Companies

Christenson Developments welcomes you to explore Eton Park Estates! This beautiful development is found within the desirable Emerald Hills community - a sprawling 50 acre Urban Village that is located on Sherwood Park's north side.

Eton Park Estates is a four-storey condominium placed within the centre of an array of first-rate amenities, such as a 7.5 acre scenic park, walking trails, and over 40 retail and service outlets. Strategically situated, Eton Park Estates also offers convenient access to a major roadway, Yellowhead Trail, allowing for easy commutes to and from Edmonton.

Showcasing 56 beautifully designed condominiums, Eton Park Estates provides numerous living options for homeowners to choose from, which are sure to meet a wide variety of consumer lifestyle needs.

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It Takes A Leader To Build A Village

Engineering Magazine

Image Credit: Jason Franson

When Greg Christenson (Civil ’79) talks about homebuilding, he’s really addressing the creation of sustainable communities and neighbourhoods—planning the ways that buildings, services and gathering places serve the families making it their home, knitting people together in a community that thrives and endures over generations.

He’s the kind of guy who wonders why towns and cities sprouted up where they did, and what kept them going.

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River’s Edge Villas offer attractive downsizing option in southwest Edmonton

Rivers Edge

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For the retired or semi-retired, a downtown highrise condo isn’t the only downsizing option. Christenson Developments’ River’s Edge Villas in Edmonton’s southwest Cameron Heights subdivision, offers an enticing alternative. Forty bungalow-style duplexes make up an adult-only community that is surrounded by green space, parks and trails.

It’s that feeling of not being hemmed in by other homes that is one selling point. Sitting in your dining room, you aren’t staring at the neighbour’s house, but instead, at a park or pond. “It’s a beautiful setting,” points out Karey Lear, River’s Edge lifestyle consultant. “We have a gazebo where you can sit and socialize, and there are walking trails that connect to the city’s trail system.”

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Working together to build healthy communities for all Albertans

Communities Create Health

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Our communities play an important role in maintaining and improving our health. Well designed communities provide us with opportunities to be active, access healthy foods, and maintain social relationships.

The way that our communities are designed influences our ability to lead healthy and active lives. By providing us with opportunities to be active, access healthy foods and maintain social relationships, our communities contribute to our health - often without us even realizing it.

Planning, developing, and building communities that create and support health cannot be achieved by any one individual, organization, business, or government. It requires all of us, across multiple sectors, to work together. To achieve this goal, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health collaborated with Dr. Karen K. Lee, a leading international expert*hellip;

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Red Deer & Rocky Mountain House snag supportive living grants

Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House are getting some of the $68.3 million in grants the province is handing out to build new supportive living facilities.

In Red Deer, $10.2 million is being split between two projects — a 60-space project by Points West Living on Taylor Drive at 69th Street, and a 60-space project by Christenson Communities Ltd. in Timberstone Village off Hwy 11 east.

Each project will provide 40 supportive living level-four spaces, the highest level for supportive living, and 20 supportive living spaces for people with dementia.

In Rocky Mountain House, a $3.2-million grant is going to Christenson Communities Ltd. to build 40 new supportive living spaces, 10 for dementia and 30 supportive living level four.

“Alberta Health Services has identified Red Deer as one of the communities that we need to pay attention to. The population here is aging and there are services that we know in the future will be missing,” said Seniors Associate Minister George VanderBurg, who was at the Golden Circle Seniors Centre on Wednesday to announce the Red Deer projects before going to Rocky.

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