About Christenson Communities


Christenson Communities is an experienced asset management company owned by Greg Christenson which manages and markets over 1,500 homes in 10 luxury retirement communities throughout Alberta. Lyn Krutzfeldt is the CEO of Christenson Communities.

 

Christenson Communities works closely with AdvantAGE Assist Group, owned by Lyn Krutzfeldt,  to offer its residents supportive services in a choice of award winning condominium style apartments and town homes, in a comprehensive "Aging in Place" campus. ‎

 

As you reach retirement you may choose to downsize your home as your needs change. By offering services such as optional meals, Alberta Health Services funded care, and other supportive services (site based home care, designated supportive living, and memory care for dementia and alzheimer's). 

 

Our spacious homes allow couples to remain together with dignity.

 

Whether you require independent living, supportive living, or assisted living lifestyle options, Christenson Communities are here to provide the best quality supportive services and home care!

 

Christenson Communities practice "Wellness Principles" including exercise and social interaction to encourage active and healthy living.

 

A choice choice to retire near family and friends is offered with 10 luxury campuses in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Camrose, and Lacombe totalling over 1,500 suites of various sizes. These include the award winning Devonshire Village, Citadel Village, Bedford Village, Glastonbury Village, and Royal Oak Village.


Many of these campuses are integrated into Christenson Development's innovative "Urban Village" concept. Urban Villages offer active adults a choice of housing styles with shopping, transit, and professional services near public parks and linear walkways.

 

Lifestyle choices include bungalow villas, estate condominium appartments, high rise vista condominiums, and luxury rental communities for active adults over the age of 18. 

 

Award winning Urban Villages include Railtown and Creekside in Edmonton, Governors Hill and Ironwood Point in St. Albert, and now Centre in the Park and Emerald Hills‎ in Sherwood Park


Residents in a Christenson Urban Village may have all season access to our luxury retirement communities, with spacious social amenities, optional meals and wellness activities, for a modest annual fee.

 

Christenson Communities' site based home care staff can provide supportive services discreetly, as the residents needs change, from our luxury retirement communities. 

 

To learn more about Christenson Communities please visit www.christensoncommunities.com
 

The Christenson Communities Team

Lyn Krutzfeldt
CEO

Lyn Krutzfeldt

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.

 

Concurrently, Lyn is President of the AdvantAGE Assist Group which provides innovative models of care and services for the Christenson Group and other Seniors Living communities in Alberta.

 

With a reputation for developing great teams, Lyn has spearheaded a new approach to seniors care and transformed the Senior Living division of Christenson Communities into a leading provider of Seniors Housing and Care. Her teams are encouraged to focus on strategic solutions and their vision of enhancing the lives of older adults through lifestyle and residential alternatives is now recognized across the country.

 

Before joining Christenson Communities, Lyn served as Vice President of the Shepherds Care Foundation in Edmonton and also as the Director of Operations for Central Park Lodges where she oversaw day-to-day operations of 19 senior living communities.

 

Lyn is the past President of the Alzheimers Society of Alberta and NWT, and has also served 6 years as a board member of the Alzheimers Society of Canada, chairing its Fund Development Committee.

 

Daniel Rojek
Vice President, Finance & Administration

Daniel Rojek

Mr. Rojek is responsible for overseeing the finance and accounting department at Christenson Communities and for developing the company's strategy for long-term success.

 

With a diverse background that includes oil and gas engineering, consulting, and start-ups, Mr. Rojek has developed a well-rounded background in business, finance, and strategy formulation.

 

Mr. Rojek holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta, a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University, and is a Certified Management Accountant.

 

Melody Brackenbury
Manager of Clinical Quality and Education

Melody Brackenbury

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
Human Resources Manager

Stacey Schaffer

A seasoned HR professional, Ms. Schaffer is responsible for the development, delivery and management of effective human resources programs that align with corporate objectives. She oversees a range of critical HR functions, from recruitment and retention to employee relations, development, communications and more.

 

A workforce champion, she is committed to organizational excellence and the implementation of leading-edge people processes.

 

Ms. Schaffer is a graduate of the University of Alberta and a member of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA).

 

Stephen Blackie
Community Administrator - Bedford Village

Stephen Blackie

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.

 

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.

 

 

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